Andy, the founder of Plum Deluxe reached out to me with an opportunity to sample the wonderful selection of teas he offers. The inspiration he found in the loss of his mother to cancer was something I could relate to well. I was happy to take the opportunity to learn a bit more about Plum Deluxe and their teas!
It was a little bit of a surprise the day the teas arrived in our mailbox. I opened the door to a lovely flowery aroma. It was rainy and cold here in Wisconsin and it felt like I’d stumbled into a meadow full of wildflowers while standing out there by our mailbox that afternoon. I looked forward to settling in for a cup as soon as possible.
I tried the Cuddletime Herbal Tea later that same night. Between the cold, wet weather and a cranky four-year-old, I thought I’d earned a little time to myself. The flavor is light and soothing. It was a great way to wind down at the end of the day. This turned out to be the favorite for both my mom and I. (I gave mom a bit of each sample to try as well.)
The Mindful Morning Tea was the very pleasant surprise of the bunch. Both my mom and I are not fans of black teas in general, but we’ve both changed our minds with this blend. We were both quite surprised to say that we would actually buy this particular Earl Grey blend!
Neither Mom nor myself was a fan of the Self Care Blend. I can’t really say what it was, but just not one I would drink again. Like with any food or beverage, personal taste preferences vary greatly in everyone… you may love it!
The teas work out to more than double in cost to what I pay at a local tea shop that creates their own quality blends in store, so for me this isn’t necessarily a great option. If you don’t have the benefit of a shop like this near you, then it would be a great option. I think the tea of the month club would be a fun gift for a tea lover… even if that tea lover is yourself! The club also gives you additional benefits that make the teas more affordable.
Pros: Great aroma. Good selection of popular tea flavors. Super quality. Tea of the month club is a fun idea for yourself or as a gift. Inspiring company.
Cons: Price is considerably higher than I typically pay locally for similar quality teas.
Plum Deluxe is the website that helps you create moments that matter. They 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. ($7 per ounce)