After my last tea review and giveaway, and finding so many of you to be tea lovers, too, I decided to partner up with another wonderful tea company. This company’s loves to provide their tea enthusiasts with a perfect, hand-blended cup of organic, non-GMO, sulfite/chemical-free tea. Allow me to introduce to you, Plum Deluxe, and Founder, Andy Hayes.
Besides offering numerous blends of Black, Green, White, and Herbal teas, with a Blog to boot, Plum Deluxe’s main goal is to encourage the idea of making your tea time count. Here’s a scope on the company’s mission from Founder, Andy Hayes:
“We’re a little different than your typical lifestyle blog, and we’re very different than your typical online tea company. We’re a community – and one of my not-so-subtle goals is to share the stories and lessons I learned from my mother, Pam.”
Andy’s Mother, Pam, died after 6 years of battling breast cancer. During her battle, she learned to enjoy life as she never had before. She took time to be with with her friends, exercising at the gym, visit her family roots in Germany, and took lots of time to relax and celebrate each day of her swiftly passing life. When she died, Andy took up Pam’s life mission to make moments matter through the founding of Plum Deluxe. Since then, he has expanded on all the practices and lessons his mother taught him in making moments matter. Find out about Plume Deluxe’s inspiring ideas to make moments matter on the company’s blog, The Blend.
One of Plum Deluxe’s key trademarks is the Tea of the Month Club, which offers you one 7 oz packet of tea as shown in the pictures, plus a sample pack. When I was contacted to Review Plum Deluxe, Andy said he would send me a example package from the Tea of the Month Club, and asked me to pick out a blend of my choice to round out the review. I happily accepted the offer, but had quite the time picking out my blend of choice–there were so many tea blends to choose from! Having recently fallen back in love with black tea, however, I decided to narrow my field of options and go with a black tea. Thus, I pick out Coconut Macaron Desert Tea. Plum Deluxe’s signature purple package came in the mail not long after, and I was thrilled! The Tea of the Month was Pome (apple) Blossom White Tea, and the sample pack was Deluxe Pumpkin Spice Tea. You can’t get much better than apple and pumpkin to satisfy your autumnal cravings!
Tea of the Month: Pome Blossom White Tea
Just as its name implies, this all organic tea captures the essence of an apple blossom. With a base of white tea, dried apple bits, rose petals, jasmine and hibiscus (to name a few of the ingredients) Pome Blossom was the perfect introduction to Autumnal flavors and cozy tea times. With each cup I made I was always impressed with the lovely apple aroma of the tea. The smell is so good in fact, that I love to hold the mug right under my nose and breath in the aromatic steam as I let the tea cool. The tea flavor itself is very much like how an apple blossom smells–every sweet aroma of a blossom, with a subtle taste of apple. It’s divine!
There couldn’t have been a more perfect pairing with Pome Blossom than that of a rich, pumpkin spice tea! I was so excited–with this sample packet I would be trying three different types of tea from Plum Deluxe! The Pumpkin Spice did not disappoint; if anything it made me thirsty for more of its rich, spicy flavor! Honeybush is the base for this tea, layered further with black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, calendula and natural pumpkin flavor. This tea was the perfect blend to keep me warm and happy after I got out of bed in the morning.
As I said, I had a hard time picking out just one tea to try, but in the back of my mind I kept thinking, coconut! So When I happened to scroll upon this delicious blend, I knew I had found my tea. Along with a combination base of two teas rich, black and honeybush, this blend boasts in the naturally sweet rooibos tea, dried coconut pieces, and natural almond essence. I know it says dessert tea on the label, but for the life of me, my body just won’t go to sleep if I have the slightest bit of caffein in the evening. So I get a little treat when I wake up instead. I love this tea very much. It satisfied my craving for a sweet coconut flavor, with the addition of rich, hearty aroma from the black tea. Its almost so perfect a blend, that words will not do it justice–you’re just going to have to try it for yourself.
I am so delighted to have Andy on our Advertisers Team now, and I hope that you will take a moment to check out the links I’ve provided in this post and hop on over to his well designed site and explore Plume Deluxe. In a world in which we can get so caught up in planning, scheduling, and constantly being on the go, this Tea Company/Community knows how to slow us down, and give us new and thoughtful perspectives on how to take those necessary small breaks from the hectic march of life, reevaluating the world around us one lovely cup of tea at a time.
Have you ever heard of Plum Deluxe?
After Checking out the site, which of the tea blends would you love to try?
Do you like to breath in the aromatic vapors of your tea, like me?
Blessings and love to you all!
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer
P.S. Thank you all for your loving prayers and support during the previous week of wedding craziness. The wedding itself went off with the result of Brigid and Gabriel becoming successfully hitched for life. 🙂 It might be a little bit before we can get a post up with pictures from their wedding. We will get that up as soon as we can, though, so please bear with us. Currently, we are missing Brigid now. It is strange to not have her piano practice and frequent bubbly chatter echoing through the house, but we are trying to adapt, however slowly. As for Brigid herself, it will be a little while before she comes back to the blog, but have no fear! She hasn’t left this little space on the web, not for the world, or a married life. Until then, you can count on Charlotte and I to keep the blog alive and well. 🙂
These Plum Delux Tea Products were sent to me for free to review by Plum Delux, but all opinions & tea-loving enthusiasm are my own.