I am not a huge Earl Grey fan. My boyfriend is, but I can take the blend or leave it. Not something I typically reach for.
Plum Deluxe is an incredible tea company that has a tea shop but also has teas of the month, a subscription based option. The company founder Andy Hayes provides some of the best customer service I have ever had. When signing up for a subscription based program, I had a lot of questions and he took the time to answer each one. I was very impressed. I have dealt with companies where you get just a simple sentence back without any kind of greeting or thank you for the interest in their product. Those kind of companies I have trouble dealing with. Even if they have incredible blends. Andy is the complete opposite. He even answered my emails over the weekend.
Plum Deluxe packages are sent out once a month and you can either sign up for the 1 oz option or 2 oz. I originally signed up for the 1 oz and after receiving the first month’s package quickly emailed him and asked him to upgrade my account. This is my second month with his teas. I have to say I am more impressed with this one than his last offering. (Here is the review on his last offering-Apricot Meadow).
In this month’s package, there was an ounce of their Mindful Morning Tea Blend. This tea smells like fresh vanilla with a bit of orange blended it. Smells unbelievable! Brewed this one up per the instructions on the bag and poured myself and my boyfriend (yes I shared) a cuppa. Holy moly! This tastes they way it smells! Fresh vanilla with a twist of orange and a very smooth black tea base. The bergamont oil is light and doesn’t overwhelm the tea. A problem I have with most of the Earl Grey teas out there. This tea is simply amazing and is easy to down a cup just in a few minutes. This tea isn’t part of Plum Deluxe’s tea of the month program but is one of their staples on their Tea Shop. I highly recommend this one even if you aren’t a fan of Earl Grey.
Yours in all things geek~Nichole
Want to find out more info on Plum Deluxe? http://www.plumdeluxe.com/teashop.