|"Like a mild Earl-Grey with flowers and lemon. A perfect marriage of flavors!"|
I don't know anyone getting married, but this tea is reason enough to throw a grand reception.
Created in honor of the Prince William-Kate Middleton nuptials, Murchie's elegantly packaged, elegantly flavored blend will endure long beyond that historic event in 2011. At least I hope so, because I just swooned over this tea.
At first whiff, it reminded me of an Earl Grey, though not as strong. I definitely detected jasmine and citrus in the aroma of this mixture of green and black leaves. It also struck me as having a bit of chocolate or vanilla in it, so smooth was the aftertaste.
Murchie's didn't list either chocolate or vanilla, though they did mention rose petals, "to create a visually stunning and romantic tea." I didn't see any rose petals in my batch, but it didn't harm the flavor.
I brewed a teaspoon of the fine, broken leaves (tea "dust") per 8 ounces of boiling water for 3 minutes. The complex, fruity, flowery smell intensified and reminded me of jasmine incense. The flavor was certainly worthy of a royal reception. Not as heady as Earl Grey, nor as sweet as jasmine. The citrus added just the right zing, reminding me of a cup of unflavored black tea with a thin slice of lemon.
Yes, I adored this tea. I encourage tea blenders to mix green and black teas and then flavor them. If Murchie's Wedding blend is any indicator, the result will be mellow, complex, well-balanced and elegant. I rate it a 10.
— To purchase Murchie’s Tea and Coffee Wedding Blend, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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