We’ve been very excited to get to know some of the team members at Plum Deluxe recently. Plum Deluxe is an online tea store but also a lot more. It’s more than just tea, it’s about what tea represents, the relaxation and sitting down to enjoy that moment in time, the relaxation of your own unique tea ritual, and just that mindfulness that comes with the whole process… and that’s definitely something we can get behind.
Plum Deluxe was founded by Andy Hayes in 2007 as a magazine, and has since grown into a weekly newsletter (that’s definitely worth signing up for by the way, and free, check it out right here), a store with all sorts of unique types of teas and related services like bulk orders, or special orders for weddings and other memorable events, and even a monthly tea club where you’ll get a lovely little package in the mail each month. They’ve got a podcast, a rich library of articles spanning back years and years covering everything that you could imagine when it comes to tea and mindfulness, and more.
Tea Blends by Plum Deluxe
We’ve tried out a handful of their teas already and will be adding a new blog post about that very soon, but we also wanted to feature some of their other blends right here. Make sure you take a peek at their Teashop because there’s a really impressive selection and you truly get the feeling that a lot of thought and care has gone into each one.
Soul Warmer Herbal Tea: “It’s a rooibos tea with a mix of hazelnut, chestnut, and caramel flavors perfect for keeping those taste buds energized.”
Brunch in Paris Black Tea Blend: “To create this magic we pair a simple blend of black tea and honeybush tea with cacao nib and orange peel / orange extract.”
No Obligations Decaf Black Tea: “We use a fresh, vibrant decaf Ceylon black tea for the base, and add both hazelnut and almond extracts with some spiced Cinnamon and a pinch of cocoa nibs and a creamy vanilla.”
That’s just a selection to give you an idea what they’re all about, but they have dozens more in their store, along giftware and tea accessories. A banner on one of their pages reads, “Tea is the best gift for people who don’t need more ‘things'”, and it couldn’t be truer.