As promised, I’ve been compiling my favourite teas to share with you. (What a sacrifice to drink cup after cup for my readers.) I’ve come up with so many that I’ve had to separate them by tea company! This isn’t a bad thing, as it gives us a chance to get to known some tea purveyors just a little bit better. Today, we’re delighting in the offerings of Murchie’s Tea & Coffee.
If you’re Canadian, and if you’re from the West Coast especially, it’s likely you’re familiar with this heritage company. Murchie’s was founded in 1894 by John Murchie, a chap who cut his teeth in the tea business by delivering tea to Queen Victoria when she was in residence at Balmoral. An auspicious start, we would say!
I love Murchie’s because their teas are delicious, but also because they have some wonderfully evocative names: Library Blend (crafted to celebrate the opening of Vancouver’s Library Square), Hatley Castle (better known today as Royal Roads University), and CBC Radio Blend (created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).
Murchie’s offers an extensive range of teas (and coffee), so much so that it’s been difficult to choose my favourites! Indeed, it’s closer to the truth to say that these are some of my favourites. With this caveat, let’s pour our first cup.