In the 1850’s, after much trial and error, to perfect the balance and taste, John Murchie created the first green and black tea blend, comprised of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s favoured teas.
This combination caused quite a stir in the tea industry, as it was very unorthodox to blend green and black teas together. John Murchie was called a rebel and took some criticism. Undeterred, he continued his work on green and black blends, creating some of Murchie’s most famous teas including No.10 Blend, a Murchie’s fan favourite for over 100 years.
The recipe for Queen Victoria Blend is the same today as back when John created it in the 1850’s. We have continued to add to the many recipes created by our founder and build on the unique tradition of blending green and black teas that carry the same appeal today.
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Murchie's CBC Radio Blend Tea is a wonderful blend of green and black teas using choice Ceylon & China black teas, Jasmine and other fresh green teas, with a touch of lemon. Blended for the 60th anniversary of the CBC.
Murchie's Library Blend Tea is a mild blend of green & black teas featuring Ceylon, Jasmine, Keemun and Gunpowder teas that is delightfully aromatic with a rich, smooth flavour. Anything but boring, and as great as the classics in literature!
Murchie's No. 11 Blend Tea features Smooth Keemun, rich Ceylon, sweet Gunpowder and floral Jasmine with the addition of Lapsang Souchong create a mild, sweet green and black tea blend with a definite smoky overtone.
Murchie's No. 22 Blend Tea adds Ceylon black tea and a touch of bergamot to the flavour of our famous and popular No.10 Blend resulting in a black and green tea blend that is a bit stronger and brighter when compared to our No. 10.
Murchie's Palm Springs Blend - The richness of Ceylon and Darjeeling black teas combined with Jasmine green tea, produces an excellent medium strength tea with just the right touch of sweetness. This green black tea blend is perfect for hard water.
Murchie’s Queen Victoria Tea includes rich Darjeeling and Ceylon, smoky Lapsang Souchong and sweet, floral Jasmine – some of Queen Victoria’s favourite teas when she was in residence at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Originally blended by John Murchie in the 19th Century, this is one of Murchie’s oldest blends and truly timeless.
Murchie's Royal Roads University Tea is a wonderful green and black tea blend that was named in commemoration of a Vancouver Island landmark, this blend was also known as the Hatley Castle blend and originally blended at the request of the Dunsmuir family.