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London Afternoon Loose Tea

Sweet, creamy vanilla and fragrant rose petals are interwoven with bright bergamot and smoky Lapsang Souchong to create a comforting blend perfect for the fireside.

Originally blended: 2016

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
London Afternoon - Loose 2oz/56g
London Afternoon - Loose 4oz/113g
London Afternoon - Loose 8oz/227g
London Afternoon - Loose 16oz/454g

Product Description


Wander the streets of London with this evocative blend. Through the fog, catch glimpses of grey buildings with traces of decades-old coal smoke, bustling markets with fresh-baked treats, sing-song flower sellers, and galleries of oil paintings.This sweet-smoky-floral blend is sure to intrigue your palate.

Strong enough for the addition of milk – an interesting, less-sweet twist on a London Fog tea latte or Earl Grey Cream.



Additional Information

Additional Information

Ingredients Black tea, rose petals, natural and artificial flavour, bergamot oil
Type Black
Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend


Customer Reviews (5)

Yuck...not my cup of tea!Review by Rosie
Yuck...sounded so promising...smelt exotic...rose petals, bergamot.....pure yuck...dumped it, double bagged it....try storm’s amazing! (Posted on 2020-06-19)
My FavoriteReview by Tamara
Smells like camping; I love it! Doesn't matter where or when I am - brew a cup, close my eyes, breathe deep and I'm somewhere else entirely. Brilliant tea, thank you! (Posted on 2020-05-17)
My Go To CuppaReview by Kate
Don't let "smokey" and "rose" scare you away. The balance on this tea is superb and it has become my daily drinker. One of the best teas I've ever had, thanks Murchie's! Please, don't ever stop making it. (Posted on 2020-05-07)
Surprise!Review by Wes
I was a skeptic when I first saw it at the store. Rose petals? Really? But it is shockingly good! So many aromas and flavors; tea, earl gray, vanilla, lapsang, roses...but each one intertwines with the other and doesn't overwhelm. Reminds me of some of the more complicated teas I have had in Saint Petersburg... (Posted on 2018-02-21)
Unexpected Review by tleigh
This tea was so unexpected! It's smokey and smooth...and a completely new experience! I was instantly hooked and now I make a daily cold brew to enjoy during the work day. I cannot get rose petals...I about keeping it classy! I definitely get my "Emily Post" on when I sip this tea...pinkies out! (Posted on 2017-02-27)

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Strength Ratings

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 Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness


Coffee Ratings

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

Brewing Guides

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

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

French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
      • 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!