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Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd


Web: www.murchies.com
Phone (800) 663-0400
Last Updated: Dec. 20, 2016

About Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd is a Vancouver-based tea and coffee company, founded in 1894 as a family company. In 2007, Murchie's was purchased by Victoria-based company Belmont Management, a privately-owned company primarily involved in property management. Gwen Murchie stepped down as president but continued to consult with the new management.[1] The new ownership has expressed a desire to hold the company for the long-term, and has invested considerable money in it, and has also undertaken efforts to reduce employee turnover.[2]

The company has six retail stores in Victoria and Vancouver, and sells most of its teas by mail-order. Murchie's carries mostly loose teas, and has mostly black teas and blends although it also sells green and oolong teas. Many of their teas are also available in teabags.

References:

1. Murchie's Tea sold to Victoria company, canada.com, Dec. 13, 2007.


2. Murchie's recipe for recovery includes expansion, canada.com, Dec. 19, 2007.


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Murchie's Tea & CoffeeVictoria, BC★★★★★1 review

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Storm Watcher

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend
Dec. 17th, 2019

Being in Oklahoma, the name of this seasonal tea intrigued me a lot, even though the storms inspiring it are cold, wet wintertime blasts on the British Columbia coast, instead of southern Plains severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Then again, that makes sense. What would tornado tea be, and would it even matter? The...

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88 / 100
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Earl Grey Tea Bags

Style: Earl Grey Tea – Region: Blend
Nov. 12th, 2019

Now this was an unexpected treat! Rarely (if ever) have I had the loose and bagged version of a tea from the same company, at the same time, from the same order. Not only that, they're rather different (how?), but both delicious. I specifically had ordered the EG loose mainly for my wife, and the EG bags came in a v...

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77 / 100
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Jasmine Pure Tea Bags

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China
Oct. 31st, 2019

This was a peculiar yet pleasant jasmine-tea experience, stem to stern. The jasmine scent in both the dry bag and steeped cup were stronger than the tea, and than it asserted in the flavor. Instead, the flavor overall is very well-balanced between jasmine and tea. That's good, because the green tea tastes like a ver...

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71 / 100
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Traditional Chai Tea Bags

Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend
Oct. 22nd, 2019

Although good, and a decent value for the currency-adjusted price, this tea fell slightly off expectations for a company that usually yields outstanding quality. Maybe the loose-leaf version is better, and the latter certainly smelled amazing in their Victoria store.

The dry-bag smell was curiously weak in cinnamon...

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86 / 100
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No. 10 Blend Tea Bags

Style: Green and Black Tea Blend – Region: Blend
Oct. 17th, 2019

RateTea's description of green/black blending says that it's hard to pull off successfully, due to temperature differences needed for optimal steeping of each. Partly for that reason, I haven't tried many (if any) green/black mixtures. And yet...

* Murchie's has yielded mostly very good to excellent teas in my exp...

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