Time for another comparison! I wanted to brew Murchie’s Best Ceylon, and then I realised I had some Tetley’s Orange Pekoe in the cupboard as well.

Let the comparison begin!

I brewed both for 3.5 minutes as I was worried about oversteeping/bitterness.

Tetley’s Orange Pekoe smells like burnt earth, with a lot of smoke infused. The liquor is dark brown, almost like coffee. It tastes pretty much like it smells. I can see why I would normally add a ton of sugar and cream to this before consuming vast quantities of it. It’s funny because this is a tea I grew up with, but coming back to it after a year of drinking loose leaf teas, it seems like a completely different thing.

Murchie’s smells richer and clearer, with just a touch of smoke. Tetley’s is a dirty forest fire compared to this campfire. This one is a clear amber colour, more like I would expect from a black tea. It tastes nice too. I could drink this without anything, but I think it would benefit from cream. Murchie’s Ceylon is very nice, although still not my favourite black tea.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

haha nice wording.


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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.


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