Review: Murchie’s Tea and Coffee Diamond Jubilee

Assam Tea, Black Tea, Ceylon Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Murchies Tea and Coffee, Yunnan Tea Add comments
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Thumbs up!"There are layers of flavor to the tea touching on the various black teas included and adding greatness to each sip. I taste malt, burnt sugar, light dry sweetness and a close that tingles with a gentle astringency. "
Jamie’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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Here is a good tea for black tea fans and lovers of the Royal Family as well. Murchie's has created a black tea blend to celebrate and commemorate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. It's a blend comprised of Ceylon, Assam, Darjeeling and Yunnan teas and that was enough in and of itself to entice this Black Tea lover.

I used a typical, simple preparation with this tea. One level teaspoon per 8 ounces of water brought right to a boil and then allowed just a moment to sit. I infused the leaves for three minutes and then poured out a very dark cup of tea, deep copper in coloring with a red/gold halo at cup's edge. This being a nod to royalty in tea form, I suggested to myself that perhaps it was more of a red/gold circlet or crown about the edges of the cup and that added a bit to my drinking pleasure. :-)

The tea offers a great deal of pleasure in and of itself. It's wonderful smooth. There are layers of flavor to the tea touching on the various black teas included and adding greatness to each sip. I taste malt, burnt sugar, light dry sweetness and a close that tingles with a gentle astringency. There's a truly pleasing complexity to the taste that is something special in a black tea blend. On its own, this tea is quite delicious. It's sturdy and strong, and excellent waking up to the world cup.

With a touch of sweetener this tea becomes thick and lustrous with hints of caramel. With the sweetening, however, you still taste a good malty backbone.

I found this tea to be excellent tasting. I thought it was good and hearty, dependable and obviously blended with care taken to choose leaves from good origins. This tea pleases regardless of how you take it, black or sweetened. I expect milk would be alright in it though I can't imagine diluting it. This would be a tea to look forward to upon waking and would also be easy to enjoy as an afternoon refresher.

— To purchase Murchie’s Tea and Coffee Diamond Jubilee, 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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