A long-time fan favourite, this is a superb blend of green Gunpowder and Jasmine, as well as Keemun and Ceylon black teas.
All the flavour of our world-famous No. 10 Blend, with a touch of bergamot to brighten the flavour, and Ceylon to strengthen the brew. With slightly more pronounced citrus and floral tones, this makes for a great cup of tea.
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I Converted to No. 10 Review by Alisha
I discovered Murchie's No. 22 and No. 10 Blends of tea while living in Vancouver about 20 years ago. For years after that, I proclaimed the No. 22 Blend to be the best tea known to humankind. But away from Vancouver, and in a place where the internet (and therefore internet shopping) was difficult to impossible, years went by without me having access to Muchie's. Fast-forward to around 7 years ago when I delightedly placed an order to Murchie's again. I ordered a number of samplers, and a good deal of No. 22 Blend. To my surprise, I found that not only I, but also my daughter (now old enough to appreciate fine teas with me) found we much preferred the No. 10 Blend over the No. 22 Blend! I kept feeling like I must be preparing it incorrectly: perhaps I was steeping it too long, or the water was too hot, or maybe the water was too hard or too soft. But adjust as I might, regardless of water temperature, water source, and steeping length the No. 10 Blend always tasted better, and less bitter, than the No. 22 Blend. Perhaps tastes just change over time, but the No. 22 Blend continues to descend in my lists of favorites, edged out by No. 10 (primarily), the Christmas blend, Canada 150, and others. I still proclaim Murchie's tea to be the best known to humankind, but it is the No. 10, not the No. 22 that I recommend and share with every tea lover I come across.Posted on 2020-11-14
Outstanding tea Review by Saba
Have been enjoying this tea for over a decade, simply the smoothest, non-astringent tea you'll find anywhere. Thank you Murchie's.Posted on 2020-08-04
Best ever! Review by Kate
Best tea ever! Worth every penny.Posted on 2018-03-22
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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!