Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Plum Deluxe
One of the best parts of a monthly tea experience is to try unique blends; this month, see what happens when unexpected ingredients come together. Apricot + lemongrass? Who knew! Spicy, sweet, yet gentle.
Lemongrass is a very interesting herb – it really transforms flavor when it is paired with other flavors. It’s a lot of fun to experiment with – you can actually make it into a tea all on its own, but we think this combination is perfect excuse to slow down and laze on a sunny spring day. You’ve earned it!
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I have been wanting to do a tea subscription for a very long time but with not really digging red rooibos I was always leery of committing. Plus with some of the subscription plans you get a lot of tea and I am really the only one that drinks it in my house, so I wasn’t sure if my cupboard could handle the overflow. But I finally took a chance and decided I would check one out. I emailed a few companies with a few questions and Andy from Plum Deluxe was the first one to reply. I have asked him so many questions at this point, I bet he thinks I’m crazy.
I received my first package and it is adorable. Along with my 1 oz of the tea of the month, I also received a sample of another of their blends and a cute little reusable bag with the companies logo on it. I love tea mail days. I dug in right away.
The dry leaves definitely smell like a fresh apricot. Threw 2 tsps into my Breville, set it up to 212F and steep for 5 minutes.
This really is a beautifully and well done herbal tea. I highly recommend it. The sweetness is there and you can really taste the apricot. The honeybush really provides a great sweet addition. There is almost a spicy tang to it as well. But its gentle and warming. The package says its great iced so I tried the herbal that way as well. Same steeping parameters but added some ice. Wow. I can see this as being a great summer tea. The apricot and honey flavors are really pronounced maybe even more so than when I enjoyed this hot. I might have to hold off one drinking anymore and save it for later in the summer months. I’m excited to see what next month’s tea will be.
Leaf Type: Fruit/Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Compass Teas
Soothing and refreshing, this spearmint tea is perfect hot or iced.
Made with All Organic Ingredients
Every once in a while, I get an upset stomach. Don’t we all? At times like that (or shall I say “at times like this”), I usually turn to peppermint, but this evening, I decided to try some spearmint instead. This spearmint which is also known as Meadow Tea from Compass Teas.
It’s difficult to compare one spearmint from another, so I won’t try to do that. But I will say that I like that this Meadow Tea from Compass is a 100% pure, organic spearmint. It tastes just the way I expected it to, and when I am feeling a bit down-and-out like I am tonight, I really don’t want any surprises.
The spearmint is crisp and vibrant. It is very exhilarating and leaves my mouth feeling minty clean and fresh. This is a pleasant change-up from my usual “go to” peppermint. As I write this, I feel my unsettled stomach relaxing, and I feel myself begin to perk up a bit. That’s just what I wanted from this Meadow Tea, and it delivered. I can’t really ask for more than that!