Calling all tea fans! I have something yummy to share with you today: The Plum Deluxe Tea of the Month Club.
Unfamiliar with Plum Deluxe? They're a lifestyle website based out of Portland, Oregon that also specializes in hand-blended, small-batch teas. All of their tea products are organic, non-GMO, Fair Trade, and free of chemical flavorings. You can purchase their teas on an individual basis if you like, but they also have a Tea of the Month club that allows you to try a new, limited edition blend! There are currently two subscription options:
- One Tea: For $10 per month, receive one 1oz special tea blend (makes about 15-20 cups) and other benefits
- Two Teas: For $18 pr month, receive two 1oz special tea blends (makes about 30-40 cups) and other benefits
I was provided with two of Plum Deluxe's tea blends for review: One of their regular catalog blends and one of their special monthly blends. Let's have a look!
Oregon Breakfast Black Tea ($7.00 per ounce):
This is part of the Plum Deluxe regular catalog, and it's absolutely delicious. I'm a really big fan of having robust black teas with breakfast, and this one has a really nice sweet/nutty flavor thanks to the inclusion of orange peel and hazelnut essence. It's lovely on its own or mixed with almond milk and sweetener and provides a nice (but not overwhelming) caffeine buzz. Whee!
Full Moon Chai (Monthly blend):
This caffeine-free chai is a special, limited-edition blend that was sent out to Tea Club subscribers. A tea inspired by the supermoon... interesting theme. This chai was sweet and surprisingly fruity, but not too tart or acidic. The tag says it "pairs with bonfires/fireplaces & candlelit festivities" and I think that's apt. It's cozy, comforting, warming. Stan said this was his favorite of the two teas by a hair—it's a tough call for me, because this one is also very delicious.
Based off these two tea, I think Plum Deluxe does a really good job of creating unique (and tasty!) blends. Black breakfast tea, for example, is a pretty common concept, but their version tastes unique. I love it. As for the tea subscription, I really like the idea of getting a unique blend every month. I noticed in their shop that they allow you to purchase a couple of random samples of their teas if you're not sure what to get—I'd love to see something like that in subscription form too. Smaller samples of a couple of different teas, I mean. But I'm a sucker for variety.
More information on Plum Deluxe can be found here:
What do you think of Plum Deluxe's Tea Club? Which of these two blends sounds tastier to you?
Disclosure: The product featured in this post was provided to me for review purposes, however any opinions expressed above are honest and my own. I did not receive any other form of compensation. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy.