Champagne grapes, strawberries and tea are ingredients in tea blends by Plum Deluxe. This is my second sponsored post I am doing with Plum Deluxe**, check out my first post here. They were kind enough to send me some samples of their Celebration Darjeeling Tea and their Gratitude Blend. I was super excited to check out these unique blends.It’s so easy to see that these products are born out of passion and creativity; all of Plum Deluxe’s tea is organic, non-gmo, fair trade and hand-blended! How incredible is that?
The packaging of these products are simple, they are in a clear bag, which is often rare for tea. I like this packaging because it really allows you to see all the fantastic goodies in their blends like the dried fruit! The pouches can be resealed, which is super important when it comes to tea. My favorite aspect of the packaging is the ingredient list. While reading through the ingredients you’ll notice something special on the label and it says that it is made with “love, gratitude” which I simply adore because to me, those are the most important ingredients. 🙌
Let’s talk about the Celebration Darjeeling blend first. This tea is a blend of darjeeling tea, Sencha Green tea with Rosehips, Strawberry Extract and Champagne Grape Extract. I love how it has no additives and I know exactly what is in this tea. The flavor of the this tea that stands out the most is the champagne grape flavor, it is foxy ( this is a wine term for a grape-taste, like candy almost). This helps gives this darjeeling a nice body to it, darjeeling tea is usually very light-bodied and mild. It really does feel something you would drink to celebrate something! It’s a great afternoon and the flavors would be perfectly complimented by a shortbread cookie.
The Gratitude Blend is Strawberry Earl Grey and you guys know how I feel about Earl Grey! If you’re new here, it is in my top 3 favorite types of tea. This blend is black tea complete with Orange Peel, Blue Cornflowers, Strawberries, Raspberry Leaves, Bergamot Oil and Strawberry Essence. The flavor of this blend is extremely smooth. The amber is a bit on the darker side but it is a medium-bodied tea. Upon steeping it the scent of berry is very strong but when it comes to sipping, it’s a lot more mild then I expected it to be. The hint of fruitiness would be complimented well by a wee bit of sweetener. I suggest a plain honey.
What unique flavor combo have you been loving lately?
**I was provided with these products free of charge for reviewing purposes.However, all opinions are my own.**