I am a fan of monthly boxes, especially ones that allow me to try new things. I have seen monthly boxes tea boxes before, but Plum Deluxe is the first one that I’ve seen that is 1) organic, 2) seasonal–there is a special tea club-only blend each month, 3) generous in size, 4) customizable, and 5) affordable.
I was sent the 2-Tea per month subscription to review, with an extra bonus tea. Find out more about what’s included in each month’s shipment and other FAQs at PlumDeluxe.com.
Continue reading below to learn about the four teas I tried:
Photo: Plum Deluxe
Photo: Plum Deluxe
“2 Tea” Subscription
This dreamy tisane blends five calming herbs into one delicious tea. Catnip and Chamomile Flowers lure the drinker into a mellow, relaxed mood, while the bright flavors of Peppermint, Lemon Balm and Lemongrass dance around their palate, resulting in a tea that is at once effective and unforgettable. But drinker beware- you may hit the pillow before finishing your cup!
Ingredients: Catnip, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Peppermint
Available through: Simple Loose Leaf | Facebook
The scent of this tea is much stronger than the taste. Has aromas of grass, mint, hay, a hint of citrus and a heavy dose of honey from the chammomile.
The taste is smooth, light, and sweet with a hint of floral honey on the finish. I thought it would be a lot heavier tasting after smelling, but it wasn’t too rich.
Flavors: Grass, Hay, Honey, Mint
Simple Loose Leaf is not just another simple tea club that uses its members to get rid of spare inventory that is about to expire. We are a Subscription Box company dedicated to enriching people’s lives through the love of tea. Tea is the world’s most consumed drink, behind water, for a reason. The variety of tea and the beautiful nuances of tea rival the great wines of history, and we are just at the beginning of the tea revolution here in the United States.
Product provided for review. All notes & opinions are my own.
HappyTea Dry Leaf
Mood-enhancing HappyTea contains natural herbs known to combat the blues and promote mental well-being. Chase away the blues with this delicious energizing blend of yerba mate, hibiscus, and orange peel that hits you like a ray of sunshine.
Ingredients: St. John’s Wort, Chamomile, Orange Peel, Hibiscus Petal, Yerba Mate, Stevia, Natural guava flavor
Available through Raizana Teas | Facebook
The added sweetness goes well with the tart hibiscus. Smells grassy & herbaceous with a hint of straw. Then the tart astringency of the hibiscus comes through, but quickly quelled by the stevia. All in all a pretty good tea. I imagine this would be awesome iced, as hibiscus always is.
Flavor: Hibiscus, Straw, Grass
About Raizana Teas
Raizana’s selection of herbal teas taste good and are good for you. Raizana formulates their natural loose-herb teas to combine good taste and the herbal properties that help promote good health. Their herbal teas come from recipes that their families have used for generations, but Raizana herbal teas come with a plus: They are delicious! So enjoy and share Raizana Teas; make their family tradition yours.
Disclaimer: Tea was provided for review.