We launched this blend in 2018 as a limited-edition celebratory blend for the opening of our new warehouse – and we’ve now made it a permanent selection. It’s a delicious vanilla ‘creme brulee’ black tea blend. It’s similar to our House Blend (just vanilla) with hints creaminess and caramel and a touch of floral sweetness. Enjoy in your favorite location with a splash of cream while toasting with friends.
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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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When I first received this tea from Plum Deluxe, I had to check the description on their website to see what the flavors are. It smelled so familiar but I couldn’t put my finger on it. It’s listed as a vanilla creme brulee tea, which sounds amazing, and vanilla I could see but I wasn’t getting any creme brulee vibes. Even after having a cup, I still don’t think I experienced creme brulee. Not exactly, anyway. But oh my goodness, what I did experience was magic. Don’t laugh. This is going to sound pretty ridiculous to most grown-ups – and maybe it’s just nostalgia talking here – but this tea smells and tastes just like Chocolate Chip Pop-Tarts. My favorite Pop-Tarts growing up. Maybe even my favorite Pop-Tarts of all time. My brother and I, we would pop them in the microwave for just a few second longer than we reasonably should have, so that the inside was lava-hot and oozing and the crust was bordering on burnt but not and eat them while they were burn-your-fingers (and mouth and tongue and cheeks) hot. I remember like yesterday the chocolate dripping down the corners of my mouth, a molten river of bliss burning down down down. So like I said, maybe it’s nostalgia, but this tea took me back and I loved every last drop of it. I tasted vanilla and chocolate and even the pastry with its sweet, burnt edges. Maybe that’s the creme brulee I thought I was missing. This, to me, is a true dessert tea. I love a good vanilla tea, but this surprised me and gave me much more than I was expecting. Many many thanks to Plum Deluxe for reminding me of a happy memory from my childhood and bringing me a tea that truly put a smile on my face.
I thought Creme Brûlée Earl Gray was my favorite Plum Deluxe tea, until I tasted this tea. Can’t get enough. I use neither sweeteners or creamers & this tea, to me, doesn’t need either. Will be ordering more today.
I just gave this to friend as a housewarming present and her reaction was, “Literally the most delicious tea ever.” An awesome gift – either for a friend, or for yourself! You deserve a treat, too…
This has a great vanilla flavor that pairs excellently with the black tea. With milk it’s fantastic. If you add honey or sugar it could be considered a dessert.
This was super yummy and did taste just like Creme brûlée! Sweet, Carmel, vanilla is what stands out for me. I enjoy hot with frothed milk for a special sweet tea.