Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post this time around I’m going to be reviewing Murchies – Canadian Breakfast black tea blend. Murchies very kindly send me a package jam packed with some of their favourite / best selling blends to try and I knew I had to review this one first. Their Canadian Breakfast blend is a brisk, full-bodied blend of black teas with a touch of maple, which draws out the natural caramel and malty notes in the Ceylon and Keemun teas.
Strong – Sweet – Malty – Woody | Vanilla – Maple Syrup – PancakesThis blend smells exactly like pancakes with maple syrup and the first time I smelt this blend it honestly gave me Goosebumps! Its been a long time since just the aroma of a blend has given me Goosebumps. (I know how weird it sounds believe me). The aroma of this blend is so strong that it fills any room the moment the bag is open, and I wish I could make candles that smelt the same. If I hadn’t had picked this blend to try first out of the blends I was sent I would have been so annoyed with myself. I wish you could all smell this blend through the screen because I know there are a lot of you out there how would adore it. I love that even though the sweet maple notes are very strong notes from the tea still come through and give it a malty/woody/earthy undertone that is so die for.
For this tasting session I used my 150ml Teapot and Stoneware tumbler | 3 tsp of tea and 150ml of boiling water | I drank this straight without any honey and as a latte made with oatly barista milk and half a tsp of honey.
Tea Tasting Notes
Sweet – Malt – Maple – Maple Syrup – Oats – Baked Bread – Brown Sugar – Creamy, Smooth
To cut a long story short I LOVE this blend it’s honestly one of the best maple inspired blends I’ve ever had. The maple inspired blends I’ve had in the past have all fallen flat and even though their aromas were strong taste wise they just weren’t enough, and the maple not just wasn’t strong enough but that wasn’t the case with this blend. I expected the maple to mellow out a lot like it has done with other blends I’ve tried but it stood it’s ground and it was as strong if not stringer than it was in the aroma because of that it’s naturally quite a sweet blend with a soft vanilla like note towards the back of the mouth with seems to almost amplify the malty, wood and slight earthy notes of the tea. This blend is strong, powerful and an absolute flavour sensation. Amazing blends are not only tasty they provide an experience and an overall feeling of happiness and joy after drinking…this blend does all those things and more. It does brew quite strong so If you’re only making this for yourself I would only use 2 tsp of tea and because of its natural sweetness you really don’t need to add any honey at all it would make it far to sweet. (Take it from someone who has an insane sweet tooth this blend is sweet enough without it)Just to put into perspective just how naturally sweet this blend is even the first intake of breath you take after taking a sip tastes sweet it coats your mouth delightfully and will certainly satisfy any sweet craving you may have. As much as I enjoyed this straight I knew I had to try and make a latte with it, it was just calling out for it and I’m so glad I did it because it made for one of the tastiest most indulgent lattes I’ve ever had. A little bit of its natural sweetness was lost when I made a latte with it but not much, to rectify it I added half a teaspoon of honey and it was back to normal. It’s not often that I enjoy a blend this much both straight and as a latte it’s normally one or the other, so I’m very glad I was given the chance to try this what I have left of it will not last long I’m sure. I this this blend would be great to do some tea infused baking with but I’m not sure what I want to make yet …maybe pancakes. I hope Murchie’s are ready for me to order so much of this tea as soon as my tea buying ban is over because I don’t think I can go through the winter months without Canadian breakfast lattes.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Murchies and purchase this delicious blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley