John Murchie's unconventional tea blending ideas resulted in one of Murchie's most famous blends, one that has been a best seller for decades. Murchie's No. 10 Blend is a mild, sweet combination of Gunpowder and Jasmine greens and Keemun and Ceylon black teas, perfect for any time of day. Lightly aromatic with a soft, smooth flavour, that goes great with an afternoon scone topped with Murchie's Lemon Curd.
Our No. 10 Blend was selected in 1996 as the best beverage out of over 300 products sampled at the Canadian Association of Specialty Food.
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Unique and Delicious Blend Review by ['Lizann']
I have been brewing No. 10 Blend for almost 40 years. My sister in Seattle told me to buy some on my honeymoon to Victoria and I have been hooked ever since. I wake up to a cup every day! I like it plain, or with a little milk in it. I have never had anything like it - it is lovely.Posted on 2020-10-14
Unique Review by Joel
This is a tea I've never had elsewhere. A lovely slight jasmine flavor, and a reduced amount of caffeine for when you don't need a full-strength cup (for instance, at dinner).Posted on 2020-04-18
A beautiful tea blend! Review by Rena
No. 10 was recommended by one of the staff and it's been a favorite of mine ever since. I love this tea blend!Posted on 2019-03-18
Stuck on No. 10 Blend Review by Rsvpcolette
I’ve been hooked on Murchies No. 10 Blend since I first tried it in 1974 while living in Victoria, B.C. It is a very rich black Ceylon tea with a mix of undetectable green tea. There is nothing like it and no need for milk or honey to mar its delicious rich flavour. Highly recommended!Posted on 2018-12-09
Five stars Review by Tea Lover
This has been my favorite tea for over 20 years!Posted on 2017-11-11
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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!