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.
For those that are timid about chai this is the tea for you. One of my favorite teas of all time was Lipton vanilla caramel truffle which they discontinued a very long time ago. This has the same exact flavor profile with just the hint of the chai spice which I love. If you love that chai spice flavor just brew it a little bit longer. I either drink it with a little bit of stevia or stevia and some half and half. Wonderful well-balanced delicious succulent tea.
I love this Chai! I'm usually on the fence anytime "caramel" is in a tea (I've had some bad experiences), but this chai won me over and this was one of my first experiences with mate tea as well. I love the blend of flavors and it goes great with a whisper of honey!
Maybe my expectations were too high, but I didn't love this tea, which is a shame because I like all the ingredients in other blends. I'm not sure exactly what I found lacking - might be the aniseed which lingers in the aftertaste - but to me this one is only just okay. I'm going to try this again, though - maybe switch it up with milk or cream.
This all organic tea is sooooo good. I use with my favorite honey or I'll add a little unsweetened vanilla almond milk sometimes. I highly recommend this one. Tea of the month is my favorite subscription ever!!!
It's not just interesting tea names and delightful flavors that make Plum Deluxe teas special.
✓ 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.
Nothing artificial. Period.
No hidden sugars or sweetners.
Non GMO, no corn, no soy, no gluten, no dairy.
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.
Ordering Information: Once you complete your purchase, your hand-blended teas will be packed into 1 oz resealable pouches. Teas generally leave our workshop via USPS First Class Mail from Portland, Oregon within 2 business days of ordering - we will contact you if we expect any delays. We include a bonus sample in every order for free so you can try something else from our shop!
Refund Policy: Due to the exacting and very personal nature of our specialty blends, we cannot offer refunds or exchanges on the tea that we sell. If you find that you get a shipment that is not, well, your cup of tea, we ask that you pass it along to a friend who will enjoy it. Then share your feedback with us so we can continue to improve our product. If there is an issue with your order, please contact us right away so we can make it right.
Allergy Information: Plum Deluxe teas are hand-blended in a single facility that also processes tree nuts. Please refrain from purchasing "surprise" teas or samplers if you have food allergies.
Our Product Sourcing Policy: Almost all of the ingredients purchased by Plum Deluxe for our teas are backed by USDA-compliant organic certifications. In cases where we work with a non-certified vendor, we are purchasing ingredients that are carefully wildcrafted, ingredients that are from a region of the world that does not have an organic certification program (such as parts of Japan or Taiwan), or from small family farms that cannot yet afford their certification or have not yet completed their certification. In all cases, we very carefully vet our products to ensure their are full of flavor, without any unwanted chemicals, artificial flavors, or genetically modified organisms. Thank you for trusting us to find the freshest, most delicious ingredients that are grown on sustainable, fair trade farms by companies we know, like, and trust.
About Us: Plum Deluxe is not just a tea company, we are a community on a mission to create moments that matter. Learn more about us here (and about our name - no, we do not put plums in all of our teas).