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Rocky Mountain Loose Tea

A blend of rich, malty Assam complemented with brisk, bright Ceylon to invoke the majesty of the iconic Rocky Mountain range.

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Rocky Mountain Tea - Loose 2oz/56g
$7.50
Rocky Mountain Tea - Loose 4oz/113g
$13.50
Rocky Mountain Tea - Loose 8oz/227g
$24.95
Rocky Mountain Tea - Loose 16oz/454g
$44.95
Strong

Product Description

Details

Rich, malty Assam is complemented with a brisk, bright Ceylon to create a deep, traditional cuppa. This combination is delicious with milk, which opens up sweet top notes – but the base of Assam is smooth enough to be enjoyed neat. The leaves brew a dark red-gold cup with a lingering, warming finish. It maintains flavour and strength when brewed using hard (high mineral content) water.

This blend was originally commissioned in May 2005 by the Royal Alberta Museum to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 2005 visit. The Royal Alberta Museum tea blend is still served at special occasions and sold in the gift store.

Re-launched in January 2017 as Rocky Mountain Tea.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Ingredients Black tea
Type Black
Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend

Reviews

Customer Reviews (2)

Excellent!Review by Cheryl
My hometown in Alberta has very hard water and although we use a softener for the house, we don't use it for drinking. I was amazed at how this tea makes such a difference with our water. Incredible and one of my favourites! (Posted on 2017-07-19)
Amazing Tea!Review by WolfMan
I live with well water that has a high calcium and mineral content. The Royal Alberta Museum tea is incredibly smooth even with this hard water. This has become my new morning vice. Thank you, Murchies - this is an incredible blend! (Posted on 2012-07-12)

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Strength Ratings

Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.



Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

RATING
           
RATING PROFILE
Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

 


Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers


Brewing Guides

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.



Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
      • Fine to medium grind coffee
      • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water

French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
      • Coarse grind coffee
      • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
      • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
      • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!