Latest articles by Lily Cooper for Plum Deluxe

Lily Cooper

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How to Figure Out Your Loose Tea to Water Ratio

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It can be difficult to figure out just how much loose leaf tea you need in your cup. There are many factors to consider, from cup size to water amount. You also want to make sure you are accurate so your tea isn’t too strong or too weak. It can get frustrating to have to […]

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A white teacup and saucer with a victorian style metal infuser sits next to a white and pink teapot in front of a stack of books with a candle on top.

What Makes Tea Cloudy? Dos and Don’ts for a Clear Brew

Have you ever made some tea, only to see that foggy filter over it? It happens to everyone every once in a while, in both hot and iced tea. Read on to learn everything you need to know about what makes tea cloudy and how to avoid it. What Makes Tea Cloudy? There are many […]

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Closeup of a heart-shaped spoon full of chamomile, rose, and lemongrass tea.

Floral Fixation: What Does Chamomile Tea Taste Like?

When you hear the word “chamomile,” what comes to mind? Did you think of anxiety-reducing? Soothing? Floral scents? What does chamomile tea taste like? Light? Sweet? Floral? Well, you have reason to be correct. Chamomile is a common name for a few daisy-like plants, and two of the species are used to make what we […]

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Overhead view of a white teacup and saucer full of tea with a silver teaspoon resting on the saucer. Three packets of Plum Deluxe loose leaf tea are fanned out to the right of it. In the upper left corner is a stack of books; in the upper right corner are several red roses.

When Does Tea Expire? How to Tell if Your Tea is Fresh

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We have all been there: finding ourselves with a plethora of tea on our shelves. With so many different kinds and flavors of tea, it is easy to get carried away and have so much, you can’t go through it all fast enough. However, does tea expire? If so, how can we tell? Does Tea […]

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A quote from Ernest Hemingway is written in cursive on a sheet of tea stained paper. A teacup full of black tea sits next to it.

Tea DIY: How to Tea Stain Paper

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Do-it-yourself crafts are always popular and great for those who are on a budget. Whether you are making a gift for your friend or a decoration for your house, it is a really fun route to go down. One great DIY craft every tea lover out there should try is tea staining paper. It gives […]

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A hand pours tea from a pink teapot into a white and gold teacup. A gold spoon rests on the saucer.

Types of Tea List + Caffeine Content

Tea can be a little confusing when it comes to the kinds and caffeine amount. So to put an end to all the questions and wondering, we have compiled a guide on the types of tea and caffeine. Check it out. Tea can generally be divided into these categories: black, dark (or pu-erh), oolong, yellow, […]

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How to Remove Tea Stains from Everything You Love

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We have all been there: One minute you are drinking your tea on a crisp morning, and the next minute it has somehow managed to make its way all over your nice shirt. While tea is great to drink, it can be such a pain to get out of clothing. Tea can also be pesky […]

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