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1894 Select Orange Pekoe Loose Tea

1894 Select Orange Pekoe is one of Murchie’s original blends, named after the year of our founding. A union of bright Ceylon and rich Assam teas, this strong, traditional blend is designed to celebrate and elevate the everyday ‘cuppa’ tea.


Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee


Also available in tea bags.


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Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
1894 Select Orange Pekoe - Loose Tin 6oz/170g
$16.95
1894 Select Orange Pekoe - Loose 8oz/227g
$16.50
1894 Select Orange Pekoe - Loose 4oz/113g
$8.95
1894 Select Orange Pekoe - Loose 2oz/56g
$4.95
1894 Select Orange Pekoe - Loose 16oz/454g
$29.95
Very Strong

Product Description

Details

Murchie's 1894 Select Orange Pekoe Tea is a true cuppa for the tea drinker looking for an Orange Pekoe tea. This tea is a traditional part of early Murchie's blending history as one of our original blends, and as part of the history of British Columbia.

 

The Port of New Westminster and Murchie's Tea & Coffee have a combined history, dating back to 1894, when John Murchie started blending teas in the burgeoning city. The port's early days are depicted in an artist's rendering on the packaging of this fine, flavourful tea to illustrate this part of our history.

 

Strength:     Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee (Very Strong)
Brew Temperature:   205 to 212°F, or 96 to 100°C
Brew Time:   3 to 5 Minutes
Brew Quantity:   1 tsp to 6-8oz or 2.5g to 180-240ml of water

 

For more information on brewing and tea strength ratings, please see our BREWING GUIDE or TEA STRENGTH pages

Additional Information

Additional Information

Ingredients Black tea
Format Loose Tea
Tea Type Black
Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Very Strong
Origin Blend

Reviews

Customer Reviews (5)

Good teaReview by Gerry
I had tea since I was 14 and I am 68 now, I never had loveley tasting tea like that, it is so smoot, you can drink it morning and night,,I am sold
Gerry from Vaudreuil Qc (Posted on 2015-03-05)
Great tasting Tea....Review by Ren
I'm having 1894 with my sister and we both find this tea very flavorful and enjoyable tasting. Would really start your day off (Posted on 2013-04-04)
Malty like Moosehead beerReview by Anderson
Truly a wonderful addition to your tea collection. I love the deep dark beer-like flavours. Makes an excellent base for brine for chicken. (Posted on 2012-09-17)
English Breakfast AlternativeReview by Joy
I have been drinking English Breakfast tea in the morning for years and several years ago was introduced to Murchie's.

A year ago this Texan had an opportunity to visit Victoria and the Murchie's shop there. I asked about an alternative to English Breakfast that would give me a little more zing for the morning. The associate suggested 1894 Select, and I've been drinking it since and loving it. Laura likes it for the afternoon, and I'm sure it's good then -- but it's a wonderful day-starter, too.

Laura commented that she thought it would fare well with milk. I drink it with milk, and it fares very well. (Posted on 2012-08-20)
THE Orange PekoeReview by Laura - Murchie's Team Member
When I started at Murchie's, I fully admit I was a tea neophite, raised on mediocre drug store teas. So, when it came to trying something that I thought I knew what it should taste like, I waited a while. Then a few months ago, I had my first cup of 1894.

What an amazing brew! A beautiful amber colouring, and a smooth, yet malty flavour. I had it without milk, but it would probably fare really well with milk as well.

I highly suggest this one for someon looking for a great afternoon tea with some depth to it. (Posted on 2012-06-26)

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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