I did a tea review here earlier in the year, and have since been wanting to do another! So when Plum Deluxe contacted me about a possible review, I said yes and I knew it would be perfect to work into this post.
First, a little bit about Plum Deluxe:
Hand-blended in small batches at our studio in Portland, Oregon, Plum Deluxe’s line of signature loose leaf teas will help you to slow down for a mindful moment and enjoy the luxurious feeling of a cup of tea, perfect for a warm exchange with friends and family or a few quiet minutes of reflection in solitude. All of our tea blends are organic, non-gmo, and free of chemicals and sulfites – we support local and USA farmers wherever possible and run an active philanthropy program. Our company was founded by entrepreneur Andy Hayes as a tribute to his mother, who lost a brave 6-year battle with breast cancer but never forgot to enjoy “the little things” in life.
Plum Deluxe sent me 2 different teas to try, and I have to say I have mixed feelings about them. First, let me just say that while I love tea, I don’t love all teas. I can’t stand rooibos, and I don’t really like chai, so I’m slightly picky.
I loved their Gratitude Blend. At first strawberry + earl grey seemed like a slightly different/weird combination, but I loved the taste of it! I really liked the fruity taste of the strawberries mixed with this rich earl grey.
What Plum Deluxe is known best for is their Tea of the Month club. Who wouldn’t want to have a box of tea arrive in their mailbox every month?? That sounds perfect. You can subscribe to the box for $10/month and receive 1 oz of a custom seasonally-perfect artisan loose leaf tea made just for the club. Subscribers also enjoy access to a robust and supportive private tea lover’s community, tea-inspired recipes, discounts/free shipping on extra teas and supplies, and other surprises.
So there you have it- I’m about to go make another cup of the Gratitude blend right now, and while I didn’t love the Reading Nook blend, it’s just a matter of preference, it could be your favorite!