Originally blended in 1981 to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana, this blend is regal in its strength and depth of flavour. A touch smoky and astringent, the infusion is beautifully robust and dark.
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Prince Charles Tea Review by ['Scouter Alaska']
Have been using this as my go to tea for many years, I drink it black, make it in the morning in my large thermos and drink it all day long pouring it into my travel mug, This lovely tea does not get bitter when left to brew in my thermos. My Stanley thermos keeps my tea hot for 24 hours and it is as good as it was first brewed with no bitter taste.Posted on 2021-04-24
Wonderful Stuff Review by ['Nate']
Discovered this one in the Royal Collection boxed set, and proceeded to use it all up first (though the boxed set has many other wonderful teas as well). Smoky, deep and delicious. Really a great cup.Posted on 2020-11-04
My absolute favorite! Review by Sandra
I have been drinking Prince Charles for 6 years, and though I also drink other teas as well, this is my favorite "go to" tea when I want a stong, flavorfull "cuppa". I never allow myself to run out of Prince Charles!Posted on 2018-05-21
New Favorite Tea Review by Lady Japan
I have been drinking Irish Breakfast for 4 years. I was looking for something similar for change. Finally I found this tea !! I love it. Nicely strong but not bitter....a hint of sweetness. I am so happy that I found this. I highly recommend for Irish breakfast drinker for a little change. You love it too!!Posted on 2016-11-09
The absolute best Review by Pat
Best tea I have ever tasted...better than even Harrods.Posted on 2016-05-27
bonnie! Review by Cubfan gal
Prince Charles is my favorite. Hits the spot every time!Posted on 2015-02-03
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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!