When someone asks me what type of tea is my favorite, I usually say black tea.
Except for Earl Grey! That type of tea just tastes like you’ve steeped old running shoes in hot water to me… Bleh.
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Let’s dive into my thoughts about this tea from Plum Deluxe!
My thoughts on the House Blend Black Tea from Plum Deluxe
As the packaging says, this House Blend Black Tea by Plum Deluxe is “A simple yet comforting (yet bold + assertive) tea to celebrate all of life’s moments.” When I read this, I was immediately intrigued!
All organic: Assam Black Tea, Ceylon Black Tea, Safflower, Blue Maga Flowers, and Vanilla Essence.
First Try: 1 tsp, Single cup, Brewed for 4 minutes
This one is delicious! The vanilla essence is a light but lovely touch that blends wonderfully with the other flavors. I can definitely see myself reaching for this one time and time again.
Second Try: Resteeping 1 tsp
I tried resteeping the same first batch, and oh my… That did not work. It was far too watery. Whoops!
Third Try: 2 tsp, Teapot, Brewed for 4 minutes
This round was just as delicious as the first try!
This time, I was able to sit and enjoy a book while sipping on a couple of cups.
Alex also tried the tea this time and really enjoyed it as well! He agreed that the sweetness of the vanilla in this one isn’t too powerful.
I will definitely be ordering more of this one! I’d rate this tea at a 4.5 out of 5!
If you enjoy black teas with just a touch of other flavors, in this case vanilla, then I would recommend this one to you!