Treat this one as a green. It’s the only way!
If you don’t it will end up really overdone and bitter.
Treated as a green, it’s pretty good. Not my favourite, but drinkable.
“Treat this one as a green. It's the only way! If you don't it will end up really overdone and bitter. Treated as a green, it's pretty good. Not my favourite, but drinkable. ” Read full tasting note
“Go Canucks! Kick Buffalo's ass! :P I'm afraid I'm not having a very 'hockey-suitable' tea, though. The smell of this tea is an odd mix between the typical 'tea' smell and a soft jasmine...” Read full tasting note
“Take this review with a grain of salt, as I am about as inexperienced at reviewing tea as a person can get. :) I ordered this tea some months ago and have enjoyed it regularly in the mornings with...” Read full tasting note
“I went to sunterra (local grocery store) after my dentist appointment and they have Murchies tea!! I have been meaning to try some of their teas since a recommendation from the people we bought our...” Read full tasting note
Named after the famous No. 10 Downing Street in London, is a mild, sweet blend of green and black teas. Grandfather John’s unconventional tea blending ideas resulted in one of Murchie’s most famous blends. Our No. 10 Blend was selected in 1996 as the best beverage out of over 300 products sampled at the Canadian Association of Specialty Food.
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Go Canucks! Kick Buffalo’s ass! :P
I’m afraid I’m not having a very ‘hockey-suitable’ tea, though. The smell of this tea is an odd mix between the typical ‘tea’ smell and a soft jasmine fragrance. Interestingly the smell while steeping is pretty reminiscent of my H&S Dragon Pearl Jasmine.
The flavour however isn’t nearly as flowery. It’s light but it has a clean taste with some sweet, vegetale notes hovering in the background.
Take this review with a grain of salt, as I am about as inexperienced at reviewing tea as a person can get. :) I ordered this tea some months ago and have enjoyed it regularly in the mornings with breakfast or in the afternoons, just as a little pick-me-up. It’s a green-black blend, which I have discovered is my favorite, but it is very easy to “over-steep” this tea, as I discovered this morning. Three minutes seems to be the magic number for my finicky palate, but alas, I let it go to five while getting ready for work, and the black flavors completely overwhelmed the green. Oh well, live and learn.
I went to sunterra (local grocery store) after my dentist appointment and they have Murchies tea!! I have been meaning to try some of their teas since a recommendation from the people we bought our house from, so I picked up 10 teabags of this one since it said it’s a milder tea. The dry sachet smells like a combo of green jasmine with black tea lol, generic black tea but not bad quality.
I steeped at 195 degrees for 3 mins, and it could be a tad cooler, I’ll try 185 next time to take off the slight edge. The tea is also fairly strong for an evening tea lol it might be more appropriate in the morning.
As for the flavor, this is a decent tea for a more basic bagged variety. It has a nice honeyed flavor with a softness from the jasmine. As it cools the jasmine comes out more along with some mouth drying astringency. Not bad, but I’d prefer it a bit mellower. The black tea is stable and good too.
Overall, a decent random sachet pick. I will experiment with brewing temps and steeping time to find the sweet spot, but I shouldn’t have a problem finishing this one up. The bf might even like this one! Happy I tried it :)
I would concur with other reviews advising a weaker brew on this one. Reasonably prepared, it’s a solid middle-of-the-road “tea.” One that if I was served it unlabeled at a restaurant, I’d be quite satisfied with but probably wouldn’t bother tracking down the source of. I wouldn’t have placed the green in it offhand, but with careful focus, I can pick out notes similar to those of the base green used in e.g. jasmine and other mild green blends.
Of course I see this “treat as a green” after I brew it up! Heh. Silly me. It’s still tasty at 200F instead of OMGsrsly’s recommended 185F, it’s just much more tasty when still hot. Cold, it’s an unremarkable black. Hot? A honeyed, deep, very rich, almost coffee-like brew.
Thank you OMGsrsly for sharing this, and so many other Murchie’s blends with me!
I started looking for a green and black blend after realizing how much I like the flavor combination in Tazo Joy tea. My sister ordered me several options from Murchies & this is the first I’ve tried. I’m still playing around to find my optimal steeping time, but I really love it so far. It has the deep richness I love in black tea with the more floral, fragrant notes I associate with green tea.
I’m a sucker for green/black blends, and this one is my ‘go to’ tea. I love it so much that I keep a tiny tin in my purse for teamercencies.
I find it a nice light tea, perfect for a mid-morning pick me up, or in the afternoon with a snack. I wouldn’t put milk in it- although I have been known to throw in a little bit of sugar with my first cup out of the pot (it is ALWAYS made in a pot).
Basically, this tea is a happy blend between green and black. And that makes me happy!