Malachi McCormick


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We created Malachi McCormick – a black tea blend of Assam and Keemun – to honor its namesake, an Irish author and small-press publisher. Though his handmade book "A Decent Cup of Tea" is diminutive, Malachi McCormick's words speak volumes concerning the difficulty of finding well-prepared tea in hotels. "Malachi," as this tea has come to be known among its many fans, has long since become a favorite morning or afternoon cup. The 8 oz and the 4 oz loose tea tins still feature their original hand-drawn label design.

Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness: 1
Body: 3
Aroma: 2
Details: In the 1980's John Harney was at the barricades of the tea revolution. When Malachi McCormick hand published (on his tiny press) A Decent Cup of Tea, John fell in with this fellow traveler. Together they did a few tea projects; one was this tea. It has been described as 'a pure and simple tea that is unpretentious and affordable.'
Dry Leaves: Simple black tea leaves.
Liquor: Dark brown.
Aroma: Since this is a blend of simple teas the aroma is muted malt and suggestive of cocoa.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: This British Legacy Tea has a strong, simple body.
Flavors: The unpretenious flavors of muted dark honey and unsweetened cocoa. It is perfectly suited for milk (and more than a splash) and sugar.
Brewing Time: 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temp: 212° Fº