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Tea Review: Plum Deluxe’s Reading Nook Blend

December 09, 2014


“Plum Deluxe is all about making moments matter, and we think the perfect pairing for life’s everyday occasions is a cup of tea. We believe that the key to living a life you love is all about making time every day for great moments. From a mindful minute with yourself to special occasions shared with friends and family, Plum Deluxe has fresh ideas for living the good life. That’s why many of our creative blends are specifically formulated to help you truly life the good life.” Here’s a bit more about one of those blends.

Ingredients:Rosebuds, Cream Black Tea, Passionflowers, Lavender, Chamomile

Steep Time: 5 minutes

First Sip Thought: “Christmas in a cup!”

Smell:If there were any teas that smelt like heaven I think this blend would definitely be it. It’s a sweet scent with strong floral notes. The floral ingredients are more evident than the actual tea when it comes to the aroma as I am just able to grasp a hint of sweet cream.

Taste:I’m a sucker for creative names for tea blends and Plum Deluxe also adds the special touch of telling us what each blend pairs well with. Reading Nook blend is their signature organic tea that is hand blended and recommended for when you are being creative whether through writing, reading and more. I am absolutely in love with this blend–it is the epitome of comfort in a cup. It is a black tea with an herbal, smooth taste. Although this blend is combined with a lot of floral ingredients, the essence is there but is not overpowering for the black tea. You can tell this was hand blended and that helped with having it balance perfectly. The black tea adds the creaminess, the rosebuds and passionflowers provide the light love of flowers, and the lavender and chamomile give you the calm feeling. It feels like a holiday!

Tea sipping, decorating & trying to keep kit-tea number two, Chai, from not eating the Christmas tree!

My boyfriend and I utilized the recommendations of being creative and sipped on this tea together as we were decorating for Christmas time. We enjoyed it with a teaspoon of sugar and next time around I would add a splash of milk for an extra creamier taste.
 index1Verdict: 5 out of 5 tea leaves

*Interested in this tea? You can find it online here.

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