Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Bitter, Tannin
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “I’m drinking the teabag version of this blend (many of Murchie’s black tea blends are available in both bagged and loose leaf form). I steeped it for three minutes which seems to work well given...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the type of tea that needs sugar and milk. It is quite bitter on its own and prone to oversteeping. That being said, there were a lot of whole leaves in my cup that are intact and unravel...” Read full tasting note
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  • “One of the teas I recieved as a gift from my mother from her trip to Victoria BC. A blend of Kenilworth, Darjeeling, Assam and Yunnan. I’ll finish up the box but do not find anything special about...” Read full tasting note

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Blended and named for the Governor General’s official residence in Ottawa, this tea is served at all the residence’s special occasions and is sold in the gift shop.

A superb blend of Kenilworth tea from Sri Lanka combined with Darjeeling from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, rich Assam from Northern India and full-bodied Yunnan from the genesis of tea in China. A sweet dessert-wine fragrance completes the experience.

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1904 tasting notes

I’m drinking the teabag version of this blend (many of Murchie’s black tea blends are available in both bagged and loose leaf form). I steeped it for three minutes which seems to work well given that I’m taking it plain. It could probably be drunk with milk as well though. The tea has a distinctly tannic flavour but it avoids being too astringent or bitter. In flavour I’d say that it’s mostly like a Ceylon with a hint of Darjeeling, but there’s undertone of Yunnan black tea notes as well – it comes across as a slightly leathery, almost tobacco-like flavour (the crappy Yunnans will taste like cigarettes – thankfully this one does not). In terms of strength it fall somewhere towards the middle of the road – it has body but it’s light enough that it doesn’t need milk to be drinkable.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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1900 tasting notes

This is the type of tea that needs sugar and milk. It is quite bitter on its own and prone to oversteeping. That being said, there were a lot of whole leaves in my cup that are intact and unravel beautifully as they steep. If you like strong breakfast blends and don’t mind bitter blacks (or drink them with milk), you might like this. It just isn’t for me. I couldn’t taste any malt or cocoa notes. Really, there wasn’t much of anything. It reminds me of a generic orange pekoe breakfast blend.

Flavors: Bitter, Tannin

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One of the teas I recieved as a gift from my mother from her trip to Victoria BC. A blend of Kenilworth, Darjeeling, Assam and Yunnan. I’ll finish up the box but do not find anything special about this tea. It’s your basic black tea. Not interesting enough to reorder. Steeped for 5 mins at 210F. One bag . The traditional Irish tea brack I’m having with it is fantastic though!! I get it from an Irish baker at the farmer’s market – It takes four days to make and the raisins are soaked in tea – and the loaf is all kinds of spicy goodness with cinnamon and cloves etc.

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