Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Murchies – Blackcurrant (black tea based) blend. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll know that not to long ago now Murchies very kindly sent me a big box full of their blends to try, and you’ll know from my first post featuring them that I absolutely love the first blend of theirs that I tried (their Canadian Breakfast). Because of how much I loved that blend (you can find my review here) I definitely went into trying this blend with some expectations and I expected a certain level of quality from it.
Here’s what Munchies have to say on their website about this blend. “A classic for over forty years, Murchie’s has combined the deep fruity tones of succulent black currants with a smooth and subtle black tea finish to create a mouth watering, refreshing cup of tea. Dried currants and blue cornflower are added to the sweet smelling tea blend to add to the allure of this fabulous tea”.
Sweet – Malty – Fruity | Black Currant – Black Cherry – Red Grapes – Vanilla
Ingredients: Black tea, dried blueberries, artificial flavouring, blue cornflower (V)This blend has an amazing aroma it’s very naturally sweet and intensely fruity with notes of black currants, Black Cherries, Red Grapes and soft vanilla. From the moment I smelt this blend I was instantly intrigued by it wondering if it’s taste would be as good as it’s aroma and hoping that it wouldn’t let me down at all. My first thought when smelling this blend was that it smelt like it would make a really nice tea latte so maybe I’ll have to revisit that Idea after tasting it and do some experimenting in the future for a How Do You Brew post.
Tea Tasting Notes
This blend is amazing because it’s incredibly unique and unlike anything that I’ve tried in a while. From the aroma alone I wasn’t to sure what to expect but it’s safe to say that it went above an beyond all of the expectations. Just like their Canadian breakfast blend its flavourful and packs an excellently fruity punch that is to die for. Both in taste and aroma this blend reminds me a lot of Vimto (a cordial from the UK) that I used to drink all the time as a child both hot and cold it has the same delight fruitiness and sweetness to it and while I don’t drink it much anymore I still enjoy it as much now as I did then. I’m never normally a huge fan of Black Tea blends with fruit in them or inspired by certain fruit (aside from peach black tea and T2’s Raspberry Rush) so I wasn’t expecting to enjoy that as much as I did but I think it’s natural sweetness and it’s flavourful but Mellow fruity notes really won me over. Its a little drying in the mouth after a few sips but that is the only way in which this blends falls flat in every other aspects it’s practically perfect. Its easy to just why Murchie’s and their blends have stood the test of time and I’m incredibly jealous of everyone that lives in Canada and has Murchie’s so close to them. I think it would actually make for a really tasty unique latte so I’ll definitely be experimenting with it to see if it will work.
I can’t wait to see if all the other blends they send are as amazing as the first two I’ve tried if they are I’m in for a few amazing treats throughout the next few months. I know I said this in my pervious post featuring Murchies but I’m incredibly thankful that they placed their trust in me and my blog and sent me so many amazing blends to try.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Munchies or by this blend your 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 Instagram/Twitter @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley