Dark tea is a Chinese tea similar to pu’erh. Aged and fermented, dark tea has a wonderfully rich and complex flavor (and steeps multiple times, with varying layers of flavor appearing from each level). We combine the dark tea with rose petals and vanilla for an inviting, aromatic brew. If you haven’t had much experience with pu’erh before, we believe dark tea is an excellent introduction. This particular blend we feel is also excellent to share with friends plus good foods and good conversation.
Our dark tea is pressed into heart shapes before aging – the tea was originally pressed into cakes by tea merchants to help the tea survive long journeys. These heart shapes are just the right size for a cup – just pop one into your infuser and brew as normal.
Each pouch contains approximately 10 hearts (1.5 oz). Each heart is approximately 5 grams of tea.
A light and earthy tea. The heart shape is perfect to plop in my water and watch it open to become a beautiful mix of flavors. Honey and a dash of cream makes this tea a delightful afternoon drink with a hot cinnamon roll.
Tasty tea! Cute shape and easy to use, just throw one heart in a strainer and use for multiple steeps. Very rose forward flavor in the initial couple of cups. I've had pu'erh before from another company, and didn't really love the flavor that much (too earthy). This tea is delicious and nothing like that other stuff. I tried in on the recommendation of other members in the tea club, and I'm so glad I did!
Absolutely love the ease and conveniently measured portion, and the heart shape is just adorable for Valentines or any day you want to express your appreciation for someone. And of course, the flavoring is superb. Highly recommended.
The hearts are adorable! I just put the heart in a loose leaf teabag and put in my pot of tea, it was so easy! It is definitely a delicious dark tea, it reminds me of a nice black tea. It goes nicely with chocolates or a rich dessert.
Ingredients: Dark Tea (Pu’erh), Rose Petals, Vanilla Essence. Has Caffeine.
Preparation Instructions: Use 1 heart per 8oz water. Steep with boiling water for 3-6 minutes. A longer brew will result in a stronger flavor profile. Dark tea can produce multiple steeps - you'll find less vanilla/rose with multiple steepings but also other interesting notes - we strongly consider it!
Suggested Uses: Great by itself, though you may consider a dash of honey to highlight the various flavor nuances.
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).