Review: Murchie’s Tea and Coffee Diamond Jubilee

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Thumbs up!"A bold, full-bodied blend with malt on the forefront and wine in the aftertaste."
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I'm not usually big on black tea blends, and on the rare occasions I crave one, I reach for an Irish breakfast. But I'm Canadian, and the media here made a big deal about the Diamond Jubilee, and sampling this tea is the closest I'm going to get to celebrating.

The leaves are small, curled and deep brown with some tan flecks. I steep at 190° for three minutes. It's got a deep burgundy liquor. It's a bold, full-bodied blend with malt on the forefront and wine in the aftertaste. The winey acidity provides a great counterpoint to the malt. It's extremely smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. It's devoid of bitterness and astringency and, unlike many black blends, it doesn't settle heavily in my stomach.

Much like the queen whose reign this tea celebrates, this is classy and perfectly balanced. It's always a joy to be pleasantly surprised by a tea, and right now I'm definitely happy. A great black tea blend and tea in general.

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