Apricot Meadow Herbal Tea from Plum Deluxe Tea


Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: Plum Deluxe

Tea Description:

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!

Learn more about this tea here.

Learn more about Plum Deluxe’s subscription plan here.

Taster’s Review:

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.

Meadow Tea from Compass Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Fruit/Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Compass Teas

Product Description:

Soothing and refreshing, this spearmint tea is perfect hot or iced.

Made with All Organic Ingredients

Taster’s Review:

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!