Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Murchie’s No.10 blend. The blend was named after the famous No. 10 Downing Street and is a sweet green and black tea blend. I’ve loved almost every blend I’ve tried so far from Murchie’s so I couldn’t wait to jump into trying this unique green and black tea hybrid blend. I’ve only ever had a few green/black tea blends before and I’ve never really enjoyed them so even though I was excited to try another Murchie’s blend I also went into this tasting session rather hesitant. Here’s what Murchie’s have to say about this blend on their website: John Murchie’s unconventional tea blending ideas resulted in one of Murchie’s most famous blends, one that has been a best seller for decades. Murchie’s No. 10 Blend is a mild, sweet combination of Gunpowder and Jasmine greens and Keemun and Ceylon black teas, perfect for any time of day. Lightly aromatic with a soft, smooth flavour, that goes great with an afternoon scone topped with Murchie’s Lemon Curd. Our No. 10 Blend was selected in 1996 as the best beverage out of over 300 products sampled at the Canadian Association of Specialty Food.
Tea Tasting Notes
Dry aroma wise this blend is an odd mix of a typical black tea smell and a soft jasmine fragrance neither are very strong but the black tea outshines the jasmine. however when you do start steeping the jasmine seems to get a lot stronger and becomes more of a top note in the aroma. As this tea is a blend of green and black tea when steeping you deffinelty need to treat is carefully think of it as a stand alone green tea and only steep it in 80-90 degree water for no longer than three minutes. If you steep it at a higher temp or for longer it becomes very bitter and throws it completely off-balance. This is the perfect tea when you want something stronger than green, but not the full whammy of black. As I said toward the start of this post I’ve never really been a fan of green/black tea blends but both teas used in this blend work very well together, I was expecting the black tea to overpower the green but the green ended up coming through much stronger than I did in the aroma and strong vegetal notes round each mouthful off perfectly. Mouthfeel wise it’s insanely smooth which I really wasn’t expecting especially with the jasmine notes as I always find jasmine to be quite drying. I think this is a game changer for me and I’m looking forward to drinking what I have left of this throughout the rest of 2019. (Natrually sweet enough and deffinely would not pair well with milk it simply doesn’t need it and it would ruin it completely).
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Murchie’s and purchase some of this amazing blend 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