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A metal teapot pours royal milk tea into a white teacup with purple and yellow violets on it. A stack of books is in the background.

How to Make Royal Milk Tea

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Have you ever heard of royal milk tea? It is a popular Japanese milk tea that not only tastes great but looks pretty too. If you happen to head to Japan, you will notice it is on the menu at every coffee shop and restaurant. You can even find it bottled or canned in their […]

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South African Milk Tart Recipe

It’s time to travel abroad and dive into the culturally-inspired South African dessert known as milk tart, or “melktart,” as it’s known locally. This ooey-gooey goodness is made up of a sweet homemade pastry crust and a creamy custard filling. And this rich heritage dessert wouldn’t be complete without fresh cinnamon and some sugar generously […]

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Overhead view of half a dozen hot cross buns on a wooden board. One of them has been split in half and slathered with butter.

Easter Bunnies: The History of Hot Cross Buns (Plus an Easy Recipe)

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As the weather warms and our toes defrost, Easter draws nearer. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate the holiday, this time of year means that treats are upon us! Peeps and chocolate are to be expected, but have you tried hot cross buns? The history of hot cross buns is one that isn’t widely […]

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Five tea eggs are displayed in a round white bowl next to a package of Plum Deluxe loose leaf tea. They are sitting on a red running on a wooden table.

How to Make Tea Eggs

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Have you heard of tea eggs? I hadn’t either. Come to find out, tea eggs are a food typically prepared in Asian countries. Tea shops will sometimes make and put these out at the entrance to their shops to entice buyers into the store. If you like sweeter teas, this might sound a little weird, […]

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Ooh La La: Lavender Coconut French Macaron Cake Recipe

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Oh sweet, sweet French macarons, how I love thee; I succumb to your pillowy texture and color-drenched vision. To taste one is to-die-for. To make one… well, here comes some trial and error, but I promise I will do my best to make this recipe as fool-proof as possible so even you novice bakers come […]

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A plate of eggless scones sits on an outdoor patio table next to a white floral teapot and a blue and white floral teacup.

Eggless Scone Recipe with Cream and Jam

The humble scone has accompanied many a cup of tea over the years, and for good reason: they’re delicious! However, for those who have egg allergies, they’re commonly avoided. Many recipes include egg because it can help to bind the dough together, and can offer a slightly rich-tasting scone. This eggless scone recipe doesn’t compromise […]

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Overhead view of a blue teacup and saucer surrounded by brightly colored bowls of chaat, samosa, pakora, and chutney.

Indian Tea Time Snacks

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When I dove into exploring Indian tea time snacks – because, delicious – I realized just how little I know about Indian food. And history. And anything. And now that I’ve begun, it’s clear that I could do nothing else for a month, and still only begin to scratch the surface of the amazing foods, […]

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How to Make a Tea Concentrate

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There are times in our lives when we just can’t seem to slow down enough to enjoy a carefully prepared cup of tea. For times like this, we need a tea concentrate. Consolidate that tea crafting time by creating numerous cups all at once, to be enjoyed later without as much prep. Not only will […]

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Three pimento cheese tea sandwiches sit on a white and red floral plate. A white and blue mug of tea and a red bowl of pimento cheese spread can be seen in the background.

Pimento Cheese Tea Sandwich

Until today, I’d never heard of a pimento cheese tea sandwich and had to do some research to find out what it is. Thankfully, after eating them, I am happy to add them to my tea sandwich roster any day of the week. Pimento cheese is not, as I thought, a block of cheese with […]

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Overhead view of six dairy free scones on a parchment-lined baking tray. They are surrounded by a cup of tea with a Victorian style infuser, a heart-shaped pewter scoop of tea, and a blue and red floral plate.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Scone Recipe with Almonds

Finding a good dairy free scone recipe can be daunting, but with this quick and easy recipe you’ll be having hot and tender scones on your plate before you know it. It can be difficult to find baked goods that actually taste and look good when you have a digestion sensitive to dairy, but it’s […]

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Two Ways to Make Delicious Green Tea Rice

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Rice can be a boring staple, or it can be a blank canvas! If you’re ready to up your game without much effort, try freshly made green tea rice. Here are two ways to enjoy it. Why Add Tea to Rice? Green tea has been used for centuries to aid in overall health and ease […]

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Overhead view of a plate of traditional English tea cakes, a teacup full of tea, a dish of butter, and a teapot.

English Tea Cakes Recipes for a Proper Tea Time

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Defining “tea cake” can cause quite a bit of controversy, as The Great British Baking Show discovered in 2017. Different cultures have their own take on teacakes. In Scotland, a tea cake is a chocolate covered marshmallow with a biscuit base made by Tunnock. In America, tea cakes are a sort of cookie associated with […]

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Side view of a french onion tea sandwich with caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, and sourdough bread, on a light blue plate.

French Onion Tea Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a warm and deliciously cheesy sandwich? We sure do, and we made this sandwich to deliver just that. These French onion tea sandwiches are based off a traditional French onion soup, a dish which is known for its extra cheesy nature and bold flavor. How to Make French Onion Tea Sandwiches The […]

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A circle of raspberry white chocolate scones cut into wedges sits on a wooden cutting board.

Raspberry White Chocolate Scone Recipe

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Go big or go home, I always say! This color- and flavor-infused raspberry white chocolate scone recipe is sure to be your next go-to dessert. Brimming with melt-in-your-mouth raspberries, the finest white chocolate, and a hand-crafted glaze made with our Royal Wedding Tea, this scone recipe is sure to be one for the recipe books! […]

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Overhead view of a white plate with a pile of loose leaf tea shaped into a heart in the center of it. To the left is a fork; to the right a knife. Above the place are three oranges, and apple, and a cup of tea.

Can You Eat Tea Leaves? (The Answer Is, “Yes!”)

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At Plum Deluxe, we’re often asked, “Can you eat tea leaves?” and I’m not surprised. In my opinion, most of the blends smell so good that it’s a wonder more people don’t pop a few leaves straight into their mouths like M&Ms, purely out of curiosity. While I don’t recommend that you eat tea leaves […]

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An Irish scone that has been split in half and spread with clotted cream and jam sits on a square floral plate. In the background can be seen a floral mug, more scones, and a green bowl of jam.

Easy Traditional Irish Scone Recipe

A good Irish scone recipe is as near to perfect comfort food as you can get. With its tender crumb, buttery richness, and currant-studded beauty, these scones are divine with a hot cup of tea and a good book or that Netflix series you’ve been dying to watch. So what is it about these scones […]

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How to Make Sun Tea in the Winter

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Here in Portland, winter is in full swing. Days are short. There’s a chill in the air. And sometimes in the dead of winter, we need a little reminder that there is light at the end of the “14-hours-of-darkness-every-day” tunnel. Enter: sun tea, a beverage that can capture the sunny spirit of summer all year […]

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Overhead view of a white teacup and saucer full of tea and five mason jars of various sizes and shapes, all holding things like honey, cinnamon sticks, fennel, and other herbs and spices.

Sweet Surprise: How to Infuse Honey

Honey naturally comes in many different flavors, colors, and viscosities, and is a perfect addition to tea. This sweet liquid is uniquely flavored by the nectar of the plants surrounding the bee hive from which it came, like orange trees, cotton, or wildflowers. While tasting the many nuances of different honeys is a delicious experience […]

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Overhead view of a plate of raisin scones in the upper left corner of a wooden table. Clockwise are a blue cast iron tea pot, a blue and white teacup and saucer full of tea, a plate holding a sliced raisin scone slathered in butter and jam, and a white and floral print tea towel.

How to Bake a Classic Raisin Scone Recipe

Sometimes, you just crave a bit of home, something warm and cozy to cuddle into. This is especially true during the long drag of winter. For me, most things revolve around food, and this craving for homey comfort is no different. I want to curl up with a warm blanket, twinkle lights, a cup of […]

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Four smoked salmon tea sandwiches are arranged in a row on a black plate.

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches for a Classic Teatime Menu

Smoked salmon tea sandwiches are an easy but delicious addition to any tea time sandwich platter. Pair smoked salmon with cream cheese, some dill, and a nice bread and you’ll be looking for seconds in no time. Smoked salmon, although it looks like raw fish, is safe to eat — don’t worry! As well as […]

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A black dish filled with almond scones sits on a dark wooden table along with a purple teapot, white teacup full of tea, and bag of loose leaf tea.

Almond Scone Recipe

Scones: simple, delicious, versatile bits of bread that go with just about anything. I’ve never baked frequently, save for a handful of recipes from my grandmother and previous housemate. So I reached out to a few people for tips on baking them and tried to develop my own almond scone recipe. Little did I know […]

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Overhead view of a blue and white dish filled with spinach artichoke soup. The dish sits on top of a burlap napkin with a silver soup spoon next to it.

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Soup

Creamy spinach artichoke soup is a winter favorite around here for so many reasons. First off, it’s creamy, which makes it a cold-weather super star because we all love something hearty and warm in the winter. Then you add a punch of flavor and freshness with the classic combination of spinach and artichoke. Topping this […]

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Overhead view of a gray-blue plate piled with fried goat cheese on a bed of greens with crumbled bacon and balsamic glaze. A fork rests on the side of the plate. A dark pink napkin is tucked around the plate.

Fried Goat Cheese with Baby Greens, Bacon, + Balsamic

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We love having a fancy recipe like this fried goat cheese salad with bacon and balsamic hanging out in our back pocket. It’s the perfect dish to bring out for just about any tea party. It’s got an air of sophistication without being pretentious, and who doesn’t love fried goat cheese? While coming off as […]

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Three different green tea shots in fancy glassware sit on a wooden board with shrubbery in the background. They are surrounded by citrus slices, decorative snowflakes, evergreen boughs, pinecones, and twinkle lights.

Cheers! Green Tea Shots to Help You Party All Night

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The season of merrymaking and full calendars is upon us. Parties, shopping, and outings, all topped with extra errands and tasks on the to-do lists, are inevitable for anyone who throws themselves into the holiday season. We look forward to it all year, and yet all the hustle and bustle can be draining. So while […]

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A single almond cherry scone sits on a blue and white plate on a wooden table. It is surrounded by another plate of scones, a white and blue teacup and saucer, and white dishes with dried cherries and slivered almonds.

Almond + Dried Cherry Scone Recipe

When cold weather arrives in the Northern Hemisphere and people start baking up a storm, we start melting Down Under and baking is the last thing we want to do. But when my hubby surprised me with air-conditioning this year, my first thought was, baking!! And I started with this divine almond cherry scone recipe. […]

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Overhead view of a loaf of cinnamon babka bread surrounded by a blue teapot, red floral plate, small red crock of walnuts, and teacup with cherrywood tea next infuser on a wooden table.

Cinnamon Babka Recipe for Pure Holiday Bliss

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Whenever it comes time for the annual Plum Deluxe holiday bread, an amused grin appears on my face, for I never know whether my baking efforts are going to be a colossal flop or stunning success. I began this year’s cinnamon babka recipe adventure with high hopes for success. Cinnamon babka is a sweet bread […]

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Overhead view of a mug of mulled apple cider surrounded by red poinsettias on a while table.

Mulling Spice Recipe for Apple Cider

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The holidays can be a delicious, albeit busy, time of year. The flavors are some of the best, but they can be a little time intensive and elaborate to prepare. If you’re like me and would rather just get it done quickly and still have an awesome dish, then you definitely want this mulling spice […]

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Closeup of three orange scones piled on a light blue plate.

Orange Scone Recipe with Dark Chocolate

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You well know that we love a good scone recipe, especially a good orange scone recipe. Citrus scones tend to be lighter and sunnier in flavor. This is especially appreciated in the winter months when we start to get overwhelmed with heavy soups and stews. These orange dark chocolate scones make a perfect treat for […]

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Overhead view of a table full of food for a bruschetta bar: bread, cheeses, tomatoes, salsas, hummus, and more.

Tables Full of Food: Why a Grazing Table or Feast Table Is a Tea Party Planner’s Best Friend

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If you’ve hosted tea parties in the past, you’ll be aware of how much fun they can be. A group of people gathered together, catching up, nibbling on food and drinking cups of tea. It sounds wonderful to me! If you’re hosting a large event in particular, a feast table is the perfect way to […]

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Overhead view of a loaf of tapioca bread sprinkled with nigella seeds, in a parchment-lined pan on a wooden table.

Tapioca Bread Recipe for Gluten Free Sandwich Bliss

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Making a good gluten-free sandwich bread can be difficult, but this tapioca bread recipe with smoked paprika and nigella seeds makes it downright easy. Not only is it tender and flavorful, it also holds its shape when slicing and doesn’t crumble when layered with delicious fillings for a scrumptious sandwich. The use of tapioca starch […]

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Overhead view of homemade jammie dodgers on a baking tray and a blue and white plate, with a heart-shaped spoon, cup of tea with Victorian tea infuser, and jar of jam on a wooden table.

Jammie Dodgers Recipe

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Whether you’re a fan of Dr. Who, Roger the Dodger, or just like a good cookie, Jammie Dodgers are a delicious accompaniment to your next cup of tea. These beloved English biscuits are tender and buttery and layered with a luscious and cheery red jam. While most cookies are best still warm from the oven, […]

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A brown teacup and saucer full of chai made in the instant pot sits in front of a file of fall foliage.

Stay Cozy with Easy Instant Pot Chai

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Chai aficionados would often say the only proper way to prepare a cup of chai is in a pot on the stove with tea, spices, milk, and sweetener simmered together for perfection. Many people find peace and comfort in the process of making tea. Then there are those of us who just don’t have the […]

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A Thai Tea Pie Recipe for Your Holiday Gatherings

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Throughout fall you will find an abundance of pumpkin spice flavored everything. From food and drinks to decor, it seems everyone is in the mood for getting cozy and enjoying the spices of the season. This Thai tea pie recipe is a great alternative to pumpkin pie but still has that lovely orange color we […]

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Overhead view of a loaf and two slices of spiced banana bread along with a bag of plum deluxe loose leaf tea on a wooden table.

Dutch Breakfast: A Cozy Spiced Banana Bread Recipe

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Ontbijtkoek, or “breakfast cake” as it is translated from Dutch, is a popular breakfast snack in the Netherlands. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as something you should have for breakfast every day, this spiced cake makes for a lovely seasonal treat! Today we’ll be taking a twist on the traditional version and making a […]

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Cinnamon Chip Scone Sticks Recipe

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Scones sticks are a recent discovery around here, and we are basically obsessed. They are a kind of cross between scones and biscotti, meaning that they are dry yet soft — and perfect for dunking! This, of course, makes them a fabulous accompaniment to all of our teas. We think these cinnamon chip scone sticks […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipe

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It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins. They’ve become synonymous with this time of year, when the leaves turn to rich bright colors and crackle underfoot. Perhaps your favorite part of fall is the abundance of pumpkin spice treats. Plum Deluxe has some wonderful fall tea flavors, such as Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cinnamon Warmth, Full Moon […]

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A white mug of tea sits next to a cinnamon swirl apple pie on a wooden table.

A Cinnamon Swirl Apple Pie Recipe that Won’t Let You Down

Apple pies are one of my favorite desserts. They’re a fantastic comfort food, perfect for entertaining or just enjoying by yourself. The humble apple pie has been making homes happy and bellies full for a long time now. Rightly so — they’re delicious! Another favorite of mine is cinnamon rolls. There’s something about buttery cinnamon […]

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Overhead view of a single dark chocolate red currant scone on a blue and white plate, an earthenware mug of tea, and a plate piled with more scones, all on a dark wooden table.

Dark Chocolate Red Currant Scones Recipe

Red currants are one of those little-known fruits that pack a big punch. I was thrilled when, met with an abundance of these little jeweled fruits, I needed to come up with a great recipe to use them in. While I love them in jams and jellies, I eventually settled on scones because, well, I […]

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Overhead view of a loaf of apple walnut bread, a cup of tea, a bag and scoop of loose leaf tea, and a slice of bread on a light wooden table.

Our Favorite Autumn Apple Walnut Bread Recipe

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Apples are synonymous with the autumn season, as is baking, which is why we decided to bring them together in our favorite apple walnut bread recipe. This is a classic, comforting autumn recipe that is sure to warm you and your guests from the inside out. While fall is our favorite time of year to […]

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Overhead view of a parchment-lined baking tray full of eight baked apricot lavender scones.

Apricot Lavender Scone Recipe

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Lavender is one of those underutilized flavors that we fully believe deserves more attention in the kitchen than it typically gets. We love to utilize this intoxicating herb not only in our tea blends but also in our baking. This apricot lavender scone recipe is just the latest in our quest to help make lavender […]

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A clear glass pitcher of pineapple agua fresca sits on a wooden slab next to a glass of agua fresca and several sprigs of fresh mint.

Sweet & Refreshing Pineapple Agua Fresca

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When we’re hot, we often want nothing more than to cool down. While we could take a dip in a swimming pool or crank the air conditioner, sometimes the best way too cool ourselves is from the inside out: With a refreshing drink. Today we’re going to be making a pineapple agua fresca. If you […]

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Overhead view of eight freshly baked maple walnut scones on a parchment-lined baking tray.

Sweet & Nutty Perfection: Maple Walnut Scones

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Maple and walnut are a quintessential American combination, so of course we thought it was high time we added a maple walnut scone recipe to our repertoire. I call this a quintessential American combination for a number of reasons. First off, it’s a well-known and well-loved flavor pairing here in the States. Secondly, there is […]

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Two glasses of passion fruit agua fresca sit on a wooden cutting board next to a sprig of mint and a bag of loose leaf tea. Sparkling water is being poured from a bottle into one of the glasses.

Sweet & Fruity Sips: Green Tea Passion Fruit Agua Fresca

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Summer is here and that means long days full of sunshine and the chance to make happy memories with friends and family. Are you an entertainer who loves having people around to your home? Maybe you’re looking for a nice drink to cool down and relax in this warmer weather? This Green Tea Passion Fruit […]

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Eat Your Tea: Burmese Tea Leaf Salad Recipe

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Myanmar is a country that uses “have you eaten?” as a greeting rather than “hello,” so you know that good food is a cultural priority. It was there this summer that I stumbled upon my latest food obsession, and your next culinary adventure: the Burmese Tea Leaf Salad. Also known as lahpet thoke in Burmese, […]

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A glass jar full of black tea smoothie garnished with mint leaves sits on a rough wooden table.

Start Your Day Right With a Cool Black Tea Smoothie

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Sometimes, the best thing for a summer morning boost is a power-packed, refreshing smoothie. You don’t need to abandon your daily tea routine just because you’re craving a smoothie, though. Enjoy the best of both worlds by whipping up a black tea smoothie! What Is a Black Tea Smoothie? There are two routes you can […]

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Three tea sandwiches are arranged on a white floral plate along with a sprig of parsley.

Tea Party Planning: How to Make Party Sandwiches Ahead of Time

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Summer is a fantastic time of year for entertaining. The longer days and warmer weather makes for beautiful days filled with your favorite people. However, on really hot days you may not be wanting to throw a party that involves getting anywhere near an oven! Today’s post is for you. Whether it’s a casual garden […]

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A Lemon Elderberry Cake Recipe to Boost Your Day

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We know that both lemons and elderberries are great for immune support. Similarly, cake is great for emotional support. So we thought we would support our overall well-being with a fabulous combination of lemon, elderberry, and cake. While we can’t be positive that this lemon elderberry cake recipe will actually deliver on both ideas, we […]

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Jam oozes out of a round scone with a bite out of it.

Simple Strawberry Jam Scones

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There have been numerous times around the Plum Deluxe staff homes when we just wanted a good scone but didn’t have a heck of a lot around the house to make them with. I mean, a plain scone is fine, but sometimes you want a little sweetness. Enter: these simple strawberry jam scones. A jam […]

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Side view of a glass of pina colada frozen iced tea with a pineapple and blue flower garnish.

Chill Out: Four Ways to Enjoy Frozen Iced Tea

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Sometimes, iced tea just doesn’t cut it. As we get into the hottest of summer days, you may find yourself looking for something even colder than iced tea. May we recommend frozen iced tea? Frozen iced tea can come in several forms, but when made correctly, still carries that burst of flavor and energy you’ve […]

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A clear glass cup of tea is surrounded by orange and red tea jello jigglers next to a thick book on a fuzzy purple blanket.

Cool Treats for Hot Days: Tea Jello Jigglers

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Whether it’s hot tea or iced tea, an accompanying sweet treat always seems to make those relaxing moments even more enjoyable. Remember Jello Jigglers from the ‘80s and ‘90s? These tea jello jigglers are a refreshing new take that’s sure to add some fruity fun. It might sound like tea wouldn’t add much flavor to […]

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Closeup of lavender and chamomile buds on a wooden table.

Lavender Tea Blends: What’s the Best Lavender Tea?

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Lavender is dreamy, especially during hot, lazy months when it feels like these barefoot days might stretch on forever. More than just an olfactory delight, these blooms add something uniquely special to teas. The best lavender tea blends are hand-picked and lovingly combined with complimentary flavors. Why Lavender Is Seldom Alone in Teas As you […]

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Two glasses of bubble tea sit on a counter with a bowl of green straws in the background.

Boba Shop Delights: How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

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Have you ever wished you knew how to make bubble tea so you could enjoy it at home? With this bubble tea recipe, you’ll be able to make endless flavor combinations with all your favorite tastes. What is Boba or Bubble Tea? Bubble tea is a Taiwanese drink usually made of black or green tea, […]

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Overhead view of a glass of iced tea, basket of strawberries, and white dish of loose leaf tea on a red and white checkered cloth.

How To Make Sun Brewed Iced Tea

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There’s nothing quite as satisfying in summertime as a refreshing glass of iced tea. When you have a sunny afternoon in front of you and some strong, fruity black tea in your tea cupboard, you can make the weather work for you, and make yourself some sun brewed iced tea! Best Teas for Sun Tea […]

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A tall glass of chai affogato sits on a wooden board next to a pile of chai spices and a green pitcher.

Cool Chai Desserts for Warm Weather

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There’s something so comforting about the spicy taste of a good chai tea. While chai is typically a tea that’s associated with winter weather and crackling fires, there’s no reason to avoid these flavors in warmer weather! Today’s post is going to show you the perfect chai desserts to enjoy this summer. Chai Tea Affogato […]

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Overhead view of a glass of iced black tea with a wedge of grapefruit next to a pile of loose leaf black tea on a wooden board.

Best Black Tea for Iced Tea

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One of the best parts of warmer weather is iced tea! If you’re a black tea lover who is getting ready for some summery drinks, then you’ve come to the right article. Today, we’re going to talk about the best black tea for iced tea! Obviously, the best black tea for iced tea is a […]

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Closeup side view of a summer raspberry cake topped with Norwegian raspberry snow and fresh raspberries.

Summer Raspberry Cake Recipe

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A summer raspberry cake recipe is such a delightful way to celebrate the return of sunshine, green grass, and endless blue skies. Sprightly and tart with notes of lemon and ginger and a sweet, creamy topping, this cake is a delicious blend of summer flavors, the ideal thing to take on a summer picnic. The […]

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A clear, Turkish style glass full of iced tea sits on a crochet floral coaster in front of a stack of books.

How Healthy Iced Tea Can Help You Beat the Heat

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Who doesn’t love summer? Several years ago, my hand would have shot up. That is, until a friend in India put a bug in my ear about the many ways tea could keep me cooler on hot summer days. Since discovering the cooling bliss of healthy iced tea, I don’t bat an eye at even […]

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Two tomato tea sandwiches sit on a brown and white plate with a brown mug full of tea in the background.

Tomato Tea Sandwiches for a Summer Soiree

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There is nothing quite like the fresh, juicy, sweet taste of summer tomatoes. So, with summer upon us we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the humble tomato by sharing with you our favorite simple summer tomato tea sandwiches. Celebratory Summer Tea Menu Around here we love any excuse to throw a party, so […]

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Overhead view of a white mug full of bulletproof tea recipe next to a coconut on a mauve background.

Bulletproof Tea Recipe

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Do you ever wish you had a tea that could give you all the powers of a superhero like Superman or Captain Marvel? A bulletproof tea recipe that made you impervious to all man made weapons? Me too, honestly. Unfortunately, this is not that recipe. If I ever find one, I promise I’ll share it […]

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Three coconut praline pecans sit on a floral plate in front of a mug of tea and a plate full of pecans.

Sweet & Crunchy Coconut Praline Pecans

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While a slice of pecan pie may be a mighty fine thing, indeed, sometimes you want a bite-size something that’s even better than pie, like coconut praline pecans. These little morsels are truly decadent, with buttery coconut and crunchy pecan pieces smothered in a rich syrup that hardens into a divine, melt-in-your-mouth (not in your […]

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Tea Gifts For Dad: How to Pick The Best Father’s Day Tea Gifts

One email I commonly receive is help picking tea gifts for dad.  And let’s be honest: a sampling of loose tea with a packet of shortbread or some other sweet treat is by far a better father’s day tea gift than a tie or jar of store-brand peanuts.  Just sayin’. But, dads and fatherly figures can […]

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British Strawberry Scones

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Scones are wonderful any time of year, but these British strawberry scones are especially delightful on a warm summer morning or sultry afternoon. Tender, buttery, and generously sized, these scones are studded with oodles of fresh, ripe strawberries that get even juicier and more flavorsome through the baking process. With a lavish helping of vanilla […]

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A brown sugar scone sits on a floral plate next to a block of butter and a brown sugar latte.

Brown Sugar Scones for Teatime Comfort

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On a lazy Saturday afternoon, you can’t choose much better than brown sugar scones for teatime comfort. Tender and buttery with a crispy brown sugar topping, these beauties are pure comfort, especially when served warm with a creamy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Tea Latte. Brown Sugar Scones These light and tender scones are a showcase for […]

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Overhead view of a raspberry galette with tea syrup on a baking tray.

Easy Galette Recipe with Raspberries and Tea Syrup

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A galette is such a fun pastry to make, and this easy galette recipe with raspberries and tea syrup is simplicity itself. A galette is like a free-form pie or tart where pastry is folded up over a filling of fruit. If making a pie from scratch seems daunting, give the galette a try and […]

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Our Best Italian Tea Cookies Recipe

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I love how the smell of Italian tea cookies conjure up happy memories of festive gatherings and holiday parties, especially these lovelies made with our Best Italian Tea Cookies Recipe. As I pulled them out of the oven today, I couldn’t stop smiling as I dusted them with powdered sugar snow and inhaled deeply of […]

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Overhead view of an Irish apple cake with a slice cut out of it. The slice sits on a gray plate to the side.

Irish Apple Cake Recipe for Afternoon Tea

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The Irish are nearly as well known for their afternoon tea as the English are, so it only makes sense that they have their own take on afternoon tea accompaniments. This Irish Apple Cake is a perfect example of that; it’s a much more rustic and authentically Irish-style cake than the delicate style of cakes […]

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Overhead view of almond tea cookies on plates and a baking tray, with a bowl of almond and cup of tea on the side.

Afternoon Almond Tea Cookies

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It’s not easy to find recipes that easily transition between gluten and gluten-free, but this recipe for Afternoon Almond Tea Cookies fits the bill beautifully. Before baking, this cookie dough is quite sloppy, not firming up until it’s had a cooling stint in the refrigerator. This part of the process firms it up nicely (thanks, […]

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Closeup view of a plate of sliced chicken breast covered in a tea marinade for chicken.

Spicy Tea Marinade for Chicken

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Chicken is such a wonderfully versatile thing, perfectly suited to a variety of marinades — such as our Spicy Comfort Blend Tea Marinade for Chicken. Far too often, tea is relegated to the realm of Hot Drink Only, but it can be used in so many other creative and delicious ways. With its delicate aromas […]

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Take your tiramisu game in an entirely new, and utterly delicious, direction, by turning it into this Earl grey strawberry tea tiramisu.

Strawberry Earl Grey Tea Tiramisu Recipe

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Tiramisu is one of those desserts it’s difficult to mess up. How could you go wrong with ladyfingers soaked in strong coffee, then pillowed by layers of luscious mascarpone blended with a heady liqueur? Quite simply, you can’t. You can, however, take it in an entirely new, and utterly delicious, direction, by turning it into […]

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Decadent Chocolate Zucchini Scones with Blueberries

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Who doesn’t love a good chocolate scone? Chocolate scones are some of our favorite luxurious scones, though they can often come with a side of guilt because of it. So, in an effort to squash that guilt, we are working overtime here to bring you a decadent — yet slightly healthier — chocolate scone. We […]

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English tea biscuits are stacked in front of a red mug of tea on a wooden table.

Homemade English Tea Biscuits Recipe Better than Store Bought

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I have loved English tea biscuits ever since I was a little girl and they were handed to me in Sunday School along with a paper cup of grape juice. These days I prefer them with a large mug of black tea sweetened with honey and whitened with a bit of milk. They are the […]

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Overhead view a bundt-shaped hibiscus cake recipe on a white floral plate.

Vanilla Hibiscus Cake Recipe for Your Next Tea Party

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Hibiscus is one of those amazing things that delights with not only its taste, but also its color and fragrance. We get to celebrate two of those three things in our hibiscus cake recipe, otherwise known to us as the Magical Disappearing Color Cake. When I first made this cake, I had visions of the […]

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Overhead view of blue and white plates full of cookies made with tea arranged on a wooden table.

Three Homemade Cookies Made with Tea

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Homemade cookies with a cup of tea are lovely any time of day, but cookies made with tea are even more special. Baking with tea is a delicious way to infuse cookies with both fragrance and flavor and, if you mix in the tea leaves as well, you have a cookie that is scrumptious, beautiful, […]

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Overhead view of a pan of easy Portuguese egg tart recipe on a wooden table.

Easy Portuguese Egg Tart Recipe

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Anything that includes egg custard is pure comfort food to me, and when it’s encased in a buttery puff pastry like our easy Portuguese egg tart recipe, the comfort level goes through the roof. Portuguese egg tarts (pasteis de nata) are a specialty of Portugal, a rich egg custard nestled in a delicate pastry and […]

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Three blue and white mugs filled with the best pea salad recipe ever are displayed on a blue and white platter on a wooden table.

Spring Salad with Peas and Prosciutto

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Spring is around the corner and we are getting so excited to start serving more fresh, spring-y recipes. ‘Tis the season for all things green! In the process of rounding up some amazing food to share with you, we stumbled on what we think is the best pea salad recipe ever. I mean, anything with […]

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Overhead view of brownie bites, mini sandwiches, and other best snacks with tea in a teacup on the side.

The Best Snacks With Tea

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Right now, I’m having some gluten free toast with a cup of Strawberries and Cream tea. I love having tea and toast together. Tea and snacks come in infinite combinations, and every tea drinker seems to have that one tea-and-food combination that we pull out when we need a self-care afternoon. Here are some of […]

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