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Stargazer Caramel Mate Chai

$7.00

per oz (makes 15-20 cups)

Stargazer Caramel Mate Chai
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Mate tea is a cultural icon in South America — it’s known as the beverage of friendship and that’s what inspired us to carry our own blend of yerba mate chai tea, sourced thoughtfully from Brazil.

Many tea drinkers like mate because the caffeine is very smooth as compared to black teas. If you’ve had trouble with caffeine before, you might enjoy mate.

The tea itself is toasted and has a slightly smoky flavor; we pair it with fresh orange peel and a variety of spices to enhance the flavor, as well as a splash of caramel, making it a caramel chai tea. This makes an amazing tea latte, especially with a hint of sugar or honey for balance. Or prepare it like traditional masala chai — we think you’ll love it.

We call this our Stargazer blend because when making it, we were inspired by the tribal rituals of South American cultures, and we think about the beautiful sights and gorgeous night skies (with different stars than in the Northern Hemisphere!) when sipping it. Allow the cool, calm, collected caffeination to open your mind and connect you to the best version of yourself and your most creative ideas.

Stargazer Caramel Mate Chai

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.


INGREDIENTS:
Brazilian Mate Tea, Rooibos Tea, Cardamom, Ginger, Orange Peel, Cloves, Cinnamon, Aniseed, Natural Spice Essences, Caramel Extract, Love, Gratitude.


PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Preparation Instructions: Steep 1 tsp in 8 oz boiling water for 4-6 min.

CAFFEINE LEVEL:

Caffeine Scale is 1-4.


SUGGESTED USES:
Great with hot milk and honey, or whip it up into a tea latte.

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.

andy

Tea Maker's Notes

The sweet caramel notes and the touch of smoke from the mate creates a out-of-this-world flavor profile. I love making this into a tea latte.

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03/04/2020
Cynthia L.
United States United States
Herbal Chai?? YES PLEASE!!

My go to for an herbal Chai. The rooibos makes it a nice full bodied cup even though it's herbal! >3

PW
03/01/2020
Peg W.
United States United States
Grab this one while you can!

Love this one with just a bit of Sales Caramel creamer. You won't be sorry!

J
02/29/2020
JBinGB
United States United States
Stargazin' early on Saturday morning

Just received my first Plum Deluxe order, and this seemed the perfect tea with which to start my Saturday morning, as it promises to open my mind. It's delicious, too! None of the flavors--and there are many in this tea--is dominant, but I can taste the cardamom, so I'm good!

EC
02/29/2020
Erin C.
United States United States
Sweet chai!

This is a great sweet chai. Goes wonderfully with milk

DS
02/24/2020
Dede S.
United States United States
Stargazer Caramel Chai

This is so good with steamed milk and a little brown sugar. My daughter, who says tea is just weak flavored water, also really liked this (with a bit more that a little brown sugar, though). I ran out while she was home for winter break and she was very sad. I like to drink this in the late afternoon when I'm half falling asleep, I usually don't get much of a boost from caffeine but this really perks me right up. Plus, SO GOOD!

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