Roasted Chestnut

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Almonds, Ceylon Black Tea, Chinese Keemun Black Tea, Flavouring
Flavors
Chestnut, Nutty, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Sweet, Almond, Caramel, Pancake Syrup, Sweet Potatoes
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Edit tea info Last updated by AJ
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “This was another holiday tea from Murchie’s that was quite nice. The aroma and flavour reminds me a bit of DAVIDs Cinnamon French Toast. I can see why another reviewer was reminded of pancake...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Really nice tea. Lightly sweet on its own without being overly artificial, though I do still like to have milk in this one (but I can happily say I can have this without adding sugar). If they get...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “This was the only tea out of the three new christmas ones they were advertising that DIDN’T have a sampler jug out, and it was the only one I was interested in. Since Murchie’s switched to a...” Read full tasting note
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Murchie’s Roasted Chestnut Tea is the perfect accompaniment to sleigh rides, fireside chats and waiting for Santa.

The chestnut flavour is nutty and creamy with a sweet, caramelized sugar finish. This tea has a rich, well-rounded base of black teas: smooth enough to drink neat, and strong enough to make a creamy fireside treat when milk is added.

Roasted chestnuts are a long-time tradition and favourite winter treat in southern Europe as well as North America. Chestnuts are harvested in the autumn when they ripen and fall from chestnut trees. With their thick hull they keep well through the cold months, ready to be roasted on an open fire.

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This was another holiday tea from Murchie’s that was quite nice. The aroma and flavour reminds me a bit of DAVIDs Cinnamon French Toast. I can see why another reviewer was reminded of pancake syrup! It has a nice roasted and nutty flavour and some sweetness to it, but not overly so. It evokes the lazy mornings of Christmas holidays for me, something I could use right now! Thankfully it’s Friday and I have a weekend waiting to start for me just around the corner.

Flavors: Chestnut, Nutty, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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Really nice tea. Lightly sweet on its own without being overly artificial, though I do still like to have milk in this one (but I can happily say I can have this without adding sugar). If they get more of this, I will get more while I can. I like it, and it is a good winter tea for me.

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This was the only tea out of the three new christmas ones they were advertising that DIDN’T have a sampler jug out, and it was the only one I was interested in. Since Murchie’s switched to a minimum of 50g last year (after they moved one street over downtown—I don’t know about the other locations), I decided to take a chance on it despite it containing almonds. Nothing against almonds, it just felt like they were trying to focus too much on the ‘nut’ in ‘chestnut’.

Dry, though, this smells strong and sweet. It actually smells like pancake syrup. That almost-but-not-quite-maple-generic-cornstarch-sweetness-for-your-eggos. Which, while delicious, was disappointing. Brewed, it smells a lot more subdued, and the actual smell of the tea mellows it out and makes it… MORE chestnut-like? It brews a nice, dark red-brown.

Taste-wise, it’s definitely sweet but not quite candy-sweet, with a touch of nuttyness that gives it an almost roasted character. Not maple-syrup. It didn’t quite come off as chestnut to me, but when I drank it the other night (new cup in front of me now) I noticed a more sweet-potato note as it cooled, which is pretty much how I describe chestnuts.

I feel like in order to really pin this tea down, I’d have to buy myself a bag of roasted chestnuts from downtown (or roast my own; I’ve done it before, though with limited success; though you can also get pre-peeled canned/bagged chestnuts) and nibble on them alongside a cuppa. I’m getting something of the taste of chestnut, but not quite the FEEL of chestnut.

All in all though, I do quite like it. Rolling it around a bit, I can tell it’s got a ceylon or nepal-like base, maybe blended with a china region. I wonder how this would taste with a really nice all-china base. There’s a few nutty and sweet/sweet potato teas that would do well with chestnut.

I’m marking this gamble a success.

Flavors: Almond, Caramel, Nutty, Pancake Syrup, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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