Our high quality, smooth blend of black teas creates a wonderful base for the addition of sweet, exotic Vanilla. This is a great morning cup, and can be enjoyed with milk or cream, and sugar. Or without. The choice is up to you.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Rich and delicious without being cloying Review by Natasha
I tried this on a whim. The scent of the leaves is amazing and brews into a rich tea.Posted on 2021-02-15
Not Vanilla Review by Louise
Purchased 8oz of this tea expecting vanilla tea. Can't taste or smell vanilla at all. Most like a floral tea. Wondering from other reviews if was sold wrong tea. Was a recommendation of the sales person at Murchies because I like Paris Afternoon. Will never buy this again and am so disappointed.Posted on 2020-12-20
27 years and strong! Review by ['Momo']
I started buying tea from Murchies 27 years ago. Vanilla has been my favourite all these years. Very strong and goes well with milk. My husband was never a tea drinker when we met, but he became one after having this vanilla tea with milk. Now all my friends are fans and they ask for it whenever they come over. Thank you for keeping this flavour and I hope you will always!Posted on 2020-11-06
My favorite Murchies tea Review by LV
Really lovely tea. A couple of years ago I had started a search for a replacement tea for another favorite when I could not easily obtain it (Mariage Freres French Breakfast--another black tea with vanilla notes)--and I found that this tea also suits my taste preferences.Posted on 2020-04-26
Delicious as ever!! Review by Randini
Just found a hidden bag of Murchie Vanilla Tea from 1995 (I had written the date on a slip of paper and put the tea in a tin canister...). The aroma took me back 20 years and it still tasted great after all this time. Guess I'll have to buy more!!Posted on 2017-02-17
Best Tea Ever! Review by Trish
I purchased one pound of Vanilla Tea while in Victoria this summer. It is so delicious that I am now going to order two more pounds to be sent to me in Arizona. I don't want to run out of it. I drink it with honey and it is delicious.Posted on 2016-12-15
Excellently creamy feel and taste! Review by Colin
Good with milk too, but I prefer this tea straight up! The smell is nicely strong and the feel is very smooth. I've had vanilla teas that are too weak - this one is definitely strong enough. I highly recommend this if you're thinking about it!Posted on 2014-09-29
Love it! Review by Mel
For most people coffee is a necessity for their morning ritual. Vanilla tea is mine! I cannot start my morning without my vanilla tea. I started buying this tea in my early teens, 15 years later and I still continue to buy it. I prefer the 1lb loose tea option rather than tea bags. I've tried other vanilla teas but this is the best. Try it with milk and sugar.Posted on 2011-07-02
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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!