A great alternative to those that love Earl Grey, this is a wonderfully bright tea with a light lemony flavour profile that is perfect for a soothing cup of hot tea, or as a refreshing iced tea on a hot summer day!
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Love the hint of bergamot Review by Marianne
My go-to caffeinated tea in the morning. I've been an Earl Grey fan for years but Murchie's has a bit too much bergamot for me. Georgia Blend has the perfect balance of a great strong black tea with just enough bergamot flavor to not get lost when I add sugar and cream. Sometimes I open the bag and inhale the great aroma before brewing. It's that good.Posted on 2020-02-12
A wonderful blend. Try it and you may stay with it for many years. Review by Ted B.
I have been enjoying this Tea since '78. In the summer it makes a great iced tea. Add a little Redeau Hall and it is even better. I never seem to get tired of this wonderful blend.Posted on 2014-09-20
Can't get enough Review by Kos
I'm awe struck. Simply, a perfect cup of tea. Being Earl Grey fan myself and I would have to agree with Sarah V, great flavour. This tea will be a staple in my cupboard from now on. 5/5 Murchie's well done.Posted on 2014-04-10
Great Earl Grey Alternative Review by Sarah V - Murchie's Team Member
The first thing I smell when I brew a pot of Murchie's Georgia blend is sweet peas. It's a lovely, delicate scent for this bold, strong cup of black tea. Good for a morning wake up or afternoon pick-me-up. A great option for people who prefer less bergamot than you find in Murchie's Earl Grey.Posted on 2012-09-07
Perfect Blend for Iced Tea Review by Briar Folks
We have been making sun tea with Murchie's Georgia Blend for over 30 years. It's simply the best.Posted on 2012-01-19
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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.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
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|
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
- 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!