Today is Day 6 of the Plum Deluxe Advent Calendar and if you have been following along with this adventure with me- so far I’ve had a few hits and a few misses. And today’s goodie was a sample size offering of Plum Deluxe’s Maple Pecan Black Tea, a tea I had never had but had heard of. I had heart great things about this tea so I was wondering if this tea really lived up to the hype.
And I”m so happy to say it does. This tea is unbelievably amazing. Being one that doesn’t traditionally gravitate to black tea bases, I seriously can not get enough of this tea. The maple flavoring is perfection and provides this gentle sweetness while the pecan notes add in that nutty flavor to contrast the maple sweetness. Each flavor playing off the other and let me tell you, this is just the beginning of the sip.
Towards the middle, you start to get this wonderful spiced tone that gives you a nice departure from the sweet nuttiness and then at the very end, you get that roasted oolong flavor that I adore. I don’t really get to much of the black tea base, just here and there as an after taste. I do think I used too much water which is where maybe the black tea flavoring isn’t as pronounced.
I’ve been watching a lot of Food Network over the past few weeks and have been learning a lot about how to properly balance food. This tea blend is a great example of a well balanced tea. Sweet, nutty, with a spiced and roasted tone. So much loving in one cup. This tea is already one the list to order more.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black/Oolong Tea
Where to Buy: Plum Deluxe
Part of the Advent Calendar-hopefully available on the website soon to purchase more
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
I grew up with the luxury of an AMAZING frozen custard stand within a mile of my house. In my younger years, I was all about the crazy flavors– brownie this and triple chocolate that, caramel twists and marshmallowy swirls and all that jazz. I always gave my mom and grandma a little side-eye when we’d be out for a girls afternoon treat and they’d get super pumped when the flavor of the day was butter pecan. Uh, guys? You know it’s just nuts in practically-vanilla custard, right?
Fast forward many years to the now-wiser adult that I am, and I can totally understand their infatuation with the simple goodness of butter pecan. Creamy, nutty, sweet-but-not-saccharine. Yes please.
As soon as I sniffed my sample of Blend Bee’s Pecan Assam, I was immediately transported back to those custard days of my youth. It’s everything I’d hope it would be with pecan so upfront in the title. It brews up strong and nutty without a hint of bitterness in the smooth Assam. With a little sweetener and coconut milk as a latte, the buttery undertones really shine for that spot-on butter pecan flavor goodness.
And bonus! It’s chock-full of good-for-you herbs like milk thistle and dandelion root. What! Count me a huge fan. With this one to keep me warm in the winter and a smooth cone of butter pecan custard to keep me cool in the summer, I’ve got all my buttery-delicious craving bases covered. Mmm.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: BlendBee
Filled with roots & seeds designed to help cleanse your body and soul. This butter pecan infused Black Assam Tea will be the perfect go to tea after a night of fun, or anytime you want a pick me up.