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Guys, I’m so excited to share this post with you!
The awesome folks at Plum Deluxe Teas reached out to me and wanted to know if I would like to try some of their teas, and I was like, “Heck, yes!”
Aaaaaaand then I was like “Oh, I’m pregnant, and everything is falling through the cracks . . .” Then I had a baby, and I completely abandoned ship. I’m SO sorry for putting off this review as long as I have. (Plum Deluxe, you guys are amazing and thank you for being SO patient with mom-brained me!)
First things first – Plum Deluxe is a deluxe tea brand that offers a monthly tea subscription box.
They have a pretty extensive selection of loose leaf teas, so I was stoked to receive my samples, and I love, love, love that they came in a purple package! (On-point branding makes my heart happy!)
The first one that I tried was the Aloha Blend Black Tea.
According to Plum’s marketing, it should be an “absolutely and invigorating cup of cheer,” and it was!
This tea was actually a bit tricky for me. I tend to let my teas over steep (shhhh . . . it’s okay), so the fact that it stays a light color really threw me off.
I was a bit worried by the pineapple essence as an ingredient. That’s one of those things that can tend to overpower other flavors; however, in this tea blend, it doesn’t! There also isn’t any coconut which does the same thing and tends to be present in most tropical-flavored items.
The overall flavor was light and refreshing. You get the apple, pineapple, and rose hips coming mostly through, and the others are a wonderful support to the overall experience.
The Aloha Blend is definitely not something I would’ve picked to try on my own, but I’m glad that they sent it to me! It would be a great summer tea for sipping while cozied up in my camper at the beach (because yes, I take tea fixin’s with me everywhere).
The next tea I enjoyed was the Mindful Morning Black Tea.
Plum Deluxe’s description of this one was “a fresh take on Earl Grey. Pairs well with quiet moments and good conversation.”
I’m so glad that Plum sent me an Earl Grey to try! I’m slightly obsessed with it, and this was easily my favorite out of the assortment they sent me.
There were several nights when I was pregnant when The Fellow wanted to hang out with friends later than my tired self thought I could, and I just needed a little extra comfort and caffeine. (I was SO good about avoiding caffeine the entire pregnancy that when I did let myself have a bit, it was tea.) I would make a cup in my knock-off Yeti insulated cup, and it would last me most of the night. Soooo good.
Like any Earl Grey, the Mindful Morning tea has bergamot oil and orange peels. This one also has vanilla essence which not only enhances the flavor, but I think it’s what gives the tea the smooth, velvety finish I love. It’s easily identifiable as a classic Earl Grey with an extra level to it that is absolutely divine.
I’ve been rationing my sample pack and am definitely going to have to get more of this one!
I have two more delicious teas to share with you Friday, so stay tuned!