Friday, July 7, 2017

Review: Plum Deluxe Tea

I love tea! Hot in the winter and iced in the summer, but anyway you "brew" it, I love tea! So when Andy, the owner of Plum Deluxe, contacted me about sampling some of his teas, I jumped at the chance.

The teas were all amazing, but more on that later. First, I want to tell you a little bit about this very special company:

Plum Deluxe was created as a tribute to the owner's mother, who lost a "brave 6-year battle with breast cancer but never forgot to enjoy the little things in life." (Truthfully, I was already sold when I read that!) They hand-blends all of their teas in small batches at their studio in Portland, Oregon. All of their tea blends are organic, non-gmo, and free of chemicals and sulfites... and they support local and USA farmers wherever possible. In addition, they have have a wonderful philanthropy program.

Plum Deluxe teas are available exclusively on their website. I found plenty to like, but I loved that they have a tea of the month club. It's only $10/month and subscribers receive 1 oz of a custom seasonally-perfect artisan loose leaf tea made just for the club. Subscribers also enjoy access to a private tea lover’s community, tea-inspired recipes, discounts on extra teas and supplies, and other surprises.
Spiced Berry Refresher Black Tea
I was fortunate enough to receive three samples! The first one I tried was the Spiced Berry Refresher Black Tea - a bold tea with blackberry and pomegranate flavors especially made for iced tea. I made a glass (using my cool little Zoku) and it was delicious. I drink my teas black and it had just the right amount of tart and sweet. I immediately made an entire pitcher after finishing my one glass!
Coconut Macaron Dessert Tea
I also received a delicious Coconut Macaron Dessert Tea which was a terrific surprise because I am a huge fan of anything that tastes like coconut. As you can see from the picture above, there is real coconut in this tea. I had a glass of this in the afternoon as a little pick-me-up on a dreary day. It was amazing!!!
Reading Nook Blend Black Tea
And last but certainly not least was the Reading Nook Blend Black Tea. Is that not the most adorable tea blend for book lovers? I'm already thinking of how serving this at my next book club meeting! As you can see, this is a gorgeous blend of black tea with rosebuds, chamomile, and lavender. They also add a little bit of love and gratitude to make it extra-special for reading, writing, and conversation. This tea was delicious too, but by my third sample, I'd come to expect great quality from Plum Deluxe.

Overall, I can't recommend Plum Deluxe teas enough. The selection of teas is incredible, and the tea of the month club would be such a great gift. Highly recommended!!!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

They are so nice at Plum Deluxe and their tea is absolutely delicious!!!