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Vanilla Rose Dark Tea (Pu’erh) Hearts


per oz (makes 15-20 cups)

Vanilla Rose Dark Tea (Pu'erh) Hearts
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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.

Vanilla Rose Dark Tea (Pu'erh) Hearts

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Hand-blended in small batches to ensure fresh flavor & dazzling aroma.
Organic, fair trade ingredients from sources we know and trust.
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Non GMO, no corn, no soy, no gluten, no dairy.
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Dark Tea (Pu’erh), Rose Petals, Vanilla Essence.

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!


Caffeine Scale is 1-4.

Great by itself, though you may consider a dash of honey to highlight the various flavor nuances.

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.


Tea Maker's Notes

Such a fun tea to enjoy with friends or on date night - the re-steeps make for great conversation.

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Ruth H.

The smooth balanced flavors of

The smooth balanced flavors of the tea are wonderful in the morning or later in the day. One of my favorites of your teas.

John D.

Even better on the second steep!

Very enjoyable aroma and flavor. On the second steep, more of the rose and vanilla emerged to pleasant effect. Definitely don't toss those leaves until you've gone around at least twice with them, and depending on time, temperature and volume, you can get up to three steeps. Quite a tasty tea. I had originally intended to gift them, but then I tried one and decided I was going to be greedy and drink them all myself. ;)

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Misa K.

Fantastic Little Hearts

The smell of these is FANTASTIC. It smells floral with a hint of vanilla underneath. The taste is fabulous. I like to to brew them in a gaiwan, starting with about twenty seconds and adding about ten every successive steeping. The flavor holds over many re-steeps. Even at the end, I can taste floral notes with a slightly sweet aftertaste. These would be a fantastic introduction to pu’erh. And they’re so gosh darn cute.

Allison S.


I loved this tea. It was everything I’d hoped it would be and more after reading the description online.


Light and earthy

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.

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