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Overhead view of a Jane Austen novel with a cup of tea perched on top. A stack of books, bag of loose leaf tea, and white flowers surround it.

Books and Brews: Literary Characters Who Drink Tea

Many of us have habits that we enjoy participating in whilst drinking our favorite cup of tea. Maybe it’s a part of your daily ritual to pop a cuppa on and sit outside and be still for a moment. Maybe it’s catching up with a good friend with a whole pot of tea. For some […]

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A square of maple fudge sits on a bright floral plate along with a knife. In the background are a pan of maple fudge, a wooden cutting board with chunks of dried maple syrup, and a bowl of maple dust.

Maple Fudge Recipe with Maple Syrup

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The holidays just don’t seem right without at least one square of rich, creamy fudge, and this maple fudge recipe with maple syrup serves up a square that is fragrant, sweet, and utterly decadent. I’ve loved fudge since I was a little girl, eating each piece slowly, a nibble at time, letting its sugary goodness […]

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Loose leaf teas, sweeteners, and honey and tucked into a purple basket and surrounded by flowers.

Tea Lover Gift Basket Ideas

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A great way to celebrate a friend is with a gift basket. And if your friend is a tea lover, we have plenty of ideas to help assemble the perfect gift basket. Choose a Theme At the top of our list for tea lover gift basket ideas is having a theme. Tea and snacks are […]

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Overhead view of a wooden tea tray with a colorful tea towel, white tea pot, loose leaf tea, tea sugar, and teacups.

Gift Guide: What To Get a Tea Lover

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Looking for ideas about what to get for someone who loves tea? You’ve come to the right place. There are lots of ways to answer the question of what to get a tea lover, from something simple like loose leaf tea or a mug, to fancy infusers and accessories. One, Two, Tea! You would be […]

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A cast iron kettle, french press, and mug sit on a wooden table at a camp site.

How to Take a Solo Camping Retreat for Mindfulness and Healing

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Sometimes life requires that we navigate it in the thick of things, with the world humming around us as we meet deadlines and fulfill responsibilities and care for those we love. But other times we get a moment to catch our breath, to step away from the hustle and bustle and ground ourselves in the […]

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Communi-tea Roundup: Favorite Tea Mix-Ins

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One of the loveliest, most fun things about tea is simply how customizable it can be — for every unique tea drinker out there, there is a tea blend to match. But what about when you start feeling the itch to get creative in your tea corner? Mix-ins can be an inspired way to doctor […]

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a clear electric kettle boils next to a floral mug with tea infuser, while more mugs and tea spoons wait in the background.

Communi-tea Roundup: What To Do While the Kettle Boils

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There’s no doubt that we’re all living in a quickly-paced world. But for us tea-drinkers, something remarkable happens when we turn the kettle on: Time seems to soften a little bit, and we’re all given a few minutes in our days to slow down, take a breath (or frankly, maybe just throw a load of […]

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Tea for Two: Featured Community Member Jess Humble

Plum Deluxe is not just a blog, not just an online tea shop… it’s a community. Our popular and growing tea of the month club community is full of wonderful, thoughtful, creative individuals. We’re forever grateful for them, and we’re taking time each month to feature them. Take a look at their favorite moments (see […]

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Best of 2016 Article Roundup

At the end of each year, we love to do a wrap-up by reflecting on all of the beautiful creations shared on our blog over the year and pick out the top favorites.  We’ve been doing this several years now — be sure to check out last year’s round up. Here’s what topped our list […]

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Featured Community Member: Nancy

Plum Deluxe is not just a blog, not just an online tea shop… it’s a community. Our popular and growing tea of the month club community is full of wonderful, thoughtful, creative individuals. We’re forever grateful for them, and we’re taking time each month to feature them. Take a look at their favorite moments (see […]

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Featured Community Member: Stephanie R.

Plum Deluxe is not just a blog, not just an online tea shop… it’s a community. Our popular and growing tea of the month club community is full of wonderful, thoughtful, creative individuals. We’re forever grateful for them, and we’re taking time each month to feature them. Take a look at their favorite moments (see […]

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Featured Community Member: Tea Silvestre Godfrey

Plum Deluxe is not just a blog, not just an online tea shop… it’s a community. Our popular and growing tea of the month club community is full of wonderful, thoughtful, creative individuals. We’re forever grateful for them, and we’re taking time each month to feature them. Take a look at their favorite moments (see […]

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Featured Community Member: Paulina Thorne

Plum Deluxe is not just a blog, not just an online tea shop… it’s a community. Our popular and growing tea of the month club community is full of wonderful, thoughtful, creative individuals. We’re forever grateful for them, and we’re taking time each month to feature them. Take a look at their favorite moments (see […]

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Featured Community Member: Kari Norman

Plum Deluxe is not just a blog, not just an online tea shop… it’s a community. Our popular and growing tea of the month club community is full of wonderful, thoughtful, creative individuals. We’re forever grateful for them, and we’re taking time each month to feature them. Take a look at their favorite moments (see […]

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Custom Tea: The Best Tea Wedding Favors

The favors you give away at your wedding should be a reflection of you as a couple as well as as a way to thank guests for sharing this occasion with you. Wondering what will best commemorate your special day? These tea wedding favor ideas can also be used for bridal shower favors, bridesmaid gifts, […]

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5 Tips and Tools for a Successful Flea Market Trip

One of the most fun activities during the warmer season can be hitting the road to go antiquing and to check out some cool flea markets, either nearby or on a farther journey. And whether you’re a seasoned pro or this in fact is your first rodeo, there are a few important things to keep […]

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Plan a Stress Free Ice Cream Date Night

Planning an ice cream date night with your love doesn’t have to involve a trip to a crowded and noisy ice cream shop. Nor does it mean a night spent shouting sweet nothings over the rattle and clank of an old-fashioned ice cream maker. Instead, aim for an evening of delicious relaxation, combining the very […]

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No-Sew Simple: Home Décor Projects for People Afraid of Needle and Thread

Do you ever want to change up the décor of your house but don’t have a great deal of money or time to throw at a new home project? I know this has happened to me. Let’s face it, if we had all the time in the world our houses would be magnificent works of […]

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Welcome to Plum Deluxe!

I am so excited about the future of Plum Deluxe, our new brand, and I’m so glad you’re here. The new site has taken into account everything we’ve learned in the past 6 years of being a niche publisher. Together with my team, we’ve listened to your wants and needs and wishes and desires, and […]

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Welcome in 2010 with a New Desktop Wallpaper

While we couldn’t drop by each and everyone one of your houses to hand deliver nice Christmas present like we wanted to, we did put together a special little gift for you as a thanks for your support over the past year:  travel desktop wallpaper!  In 2010, you can travel more, even from your desk! […]

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Welcome to the New Sharing Travel Experiences

We’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on the new Sharing Travel Experiences. If you’re in your RSS reader or email, why not click through to check out the new look and feel. This video will explain everything in 2 minutes flat. Check it out: If you can’t see the video (or just want the […]

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My Travel Community and Photos from Davenburgh

This post is part of the Confident Writing Group Writing Project hosted by Joanna Young. The first and foremost goal of this website, aptly named Sharing Travel Experiences, is to help build an internet outpost, virtual watercooler – call it what you like – but build a place where people can talk about really spectacular […]

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Inspiring Travel Monthly Roundup

I wanted to drop readers a line and let them know that I’ve set up a new monthly roundup called inspiring travel. Yes, I think you can guess of the theme!

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Do You Lomo? Photo Gifts for Folk Who Have Everything

I have had tons of interest in my lomography pics that are up in my photography galleries. So much interest, in fact, that I’ve had to open a stall on Etsy, a wonderful site where you can find loads of handmade gifts, arts, and crafts. Yes, that’s the Scottish Parliament 🙂 Images Copyright Andrew Hayes […]

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My 2009 Travel Diary

I have been busy over the festive season bottoming out my travel plans for 2009 and I am very much looking forward to a year full of fun!

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What's your Wordle?

Ever seen a Wordle? It’s a visual representation of your conversations.  Go and get your own at wordle.net It’s funny to see Christmas up there at the top, and I didn’t realise I had been to Germany so many times (Hamburg, Cologne twice, Nuremberg, Aachen, Berlin, Dusseldorf, and several of the villages along the Rhine […]

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What to do on your airport layover

Find yourself with an upcoming travel journey that has a nasty, long layover?  Have no fear – WikiAir is here to save the day.  While there are plenty of travel wiki sites, this one has a very specific purpose: We are not trying to duplicate Wikipedia or Wikitravel, the purpose of this site is different. […]

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