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.
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Black tea is my go to tea. I really like this blend with its hints of vanilla.
One of my go-to everyday teas. Subtle flavor but so good!
While I don't get much creaminess from this blend, its one of my favorite "base teas" to combine with other flavors- coconut, elderberry, or ginger.
I love English breakfast tea so this one is delightful with a hint of vanilla. I enjoy mine with warm frothed milk so yummy!!
I am obsessed with this tea. I am a big vanilla lover and this tea is so smooth and not bitter. It reminds me a lot of a very expensive vanilla black tea that I like but cant make myself spend the money on, so when I found this one, I was in love!