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.
|Brew Temperature:||205 to 212°F, or 96 to 100°C|
|Brew Time:||3 to 5 Minutes|
|Brew Quantity:||1 tea bag to 6-8oz or 180-240ml of water|
|Cup Strength||Very Strong|
Customer Reviews (2)
- Excellent Tea, unfortunately downsizedReview by Fred
Let me start by saying I really like this tea. I enjoy a big mug of tea with an omelet for breakfast, and when I first found this tea it came in a "two cup" teabag - perfect for a large mug. The last time I ordered some, I was disappointed to discover that Murchie's had reduced the amount of tea in the bag, now suitable for only a cup. I'll still buy it, but am sorry to find yet another vendor downsizing their product to the detriment of their customer.
** In response - We appreciate this kind of feedback. Unfortunately, a few years ago, we had to do an assessment on what people were using and buying, and the 2 cup tea bag was not even in the top 10 sales, so we decided that it was best to discontinue that size. We apologize for the inconvenience. - Murchie's Tea & Coffee (Posted on 2015-03-28)
- 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 12-08-20) (Posted on 2014-02-12)