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Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2017

About Morse's Tea

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1911 Photo from Maritime Merchant
Morse's Tea is the oldest brand of tea blended in Nova Scotia. It was founded in 1870 by John E. Morse, who opened a tea store on the waterfront in Halifax. Morse's Tea is now owned by Barbour's, which also owns the King Cole brand of teas.

In 1911, Morse's Tea was available in a number of different grades, with boxes selling between 30 cents and 60 cents, including 35, 40, 45, 50, and 60 cent varieties. An advertisement claimed that the 45 cent grade (Morse's Selected Orange Pekoe) was used by the two most successful tea rooms in Halifax. The 50 cent variety began faring poorly after the 45 cent variety was released. The 60 cent variety was a blend of upland teas from India and Sri Lanka.[1] In 1957, Morse's sold both tea and coffee, and its distribution was mostly limited to the four maritime Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.[2]

Morse's Tea is available in supermarkets around Nova Scotia, and also through by mail-order through www.eastcoastcatalogue.com.

References:

1. A Tea Stock in Itself, The Maritime Merchant and Commercial Review, Mar. 2, 1911, pp. 55.


2. The Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Vols. 112-113, U. Michigan, 1957.


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90 / 100
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Morse's Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Jun. 13th, 2016

Morse's Tea is my very favourite. It has a robust, delicious flavour which I enjoy first thing in the morning and several more times throughout the day.

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canadiangirl80
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100 / 100
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Morse's Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Dec. 4th, 2012

The best tea I've ever had.. has been a favourite since I was a child.

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dsiappointed
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27 / 100
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Morse's Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Jul. 17th, 2011

Paper leeches chemicals that are not good for us.. Why did they change from gauze? I stopped drinking redrose about 10 years ago for the same reason.. Shame shame shame

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Rachel Houlihan
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90 / 100
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Morse's Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Mar. 21st, 2011

why are the bags now PAPER GAUZE? I m very disappointed that Morses and King Cole tea bags are not real gauze anymore.

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