For us this a classic vanilla black tea is the most comforting tea blend, which is why we call it our “house blend” — inspired by a typical British “builder’s tea,” it is strong yet restorative. The black vanilla tea base is a balanced mix of bold, malty Assam and citrusy sweet Ceylon black teas (in traditional English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast style), with a sprinkle of creamy vanilla as well as malva flowers and safflowers to add a pop of Plum Deluxe signature color that reflects the thoughtful attention that goes into every cup.
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It's not just interesting tea names and delightful flavors that make Plum Deluxe teas special.
It's not just tea, but community. Plum Deluxe customers not only enjoy delicious tea but have found pen-pals, best friends, and joyful conversation + connection as members of our tea lover's community - which you become a part of (for free!) when you purchase our teas.
Hand-blended in small batches to ensure fresh flavor & dazzling aroma.
Organic, fair trade ingredients from sources we know and trust.
Expertly-tested, carefully curated blends that not only look beautiful but taste great.
Non GMO, no corn, no soy, no gluten, no dairy.
No hidden sugars or sweetners.
Nothing artificial. Period.
About the Tea Maker
I'm Andy Hayes, founder of Plum Deluxe and chief tea maker. Please allow me to walk you through the process I use to create the unique tea blends you'll discover being a Plum Deluxe tea drinker. While you may be envisioning lab coats and a giant factory with stacks of ingredients and curious equipment, the Plum Deluxe studio in Portland, Oregon is decidedly more low-key.
I start with an intention in mind - a great tea to sip while reading a book, the perfect tea for cheering on a holiday celebration, an ideal tea for serving after a big meal. I draw upon my intuition and years of experience to blend up 2 or 3 different "test teas."
Using ingredients from around the world, our flavors are often informed by our love for the Pacific Northwest. Examples of this can be seen in our limited-edition Portland Rose City Chai and the best-selling Oregon Breakfast Black Tea. Next, I steep, sip, review, adjust, repeat. Teas that pass muster often go out to a small group of "tea testers" for further evaluation. Only the best teas are hand-blended in larger batches for our Plum Deluxe customers.
We are a small, specialized, family-owned-and-operated business. You have my promise that everything we make is blended with love, positive intentions, and so much gratitude for you, our Plum Deluxe customer.
- Plum Deluxe
- black tea
- morning tea
Perfect ‘day off’ breakfast tea!
Best on a day when I don’t have to go to work & can sip slowly while relaxing!
My "Go To"
This tea is the one I reach for most mornings, with a splash of Italian Sweet Cream it gets my day started
House blend black tea
Very nice flavor. Will order again
Bit more Vanilla would help. I had to add some sweet cream.
Not my favorite
I guess I'm just used to all the other wonderful blends at PD with different, stand-out flavors, because this tea just tasted very bland to me? I really wanted to like it because I'm a fan of normal English Breakfast, but this was just a very plain tea. And I really love vanilla-flavored things too! But I think I'm definitely in the minority - lots of other folks love it!