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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Reading Nook Blend - Plum Deluxe

 Alright - just do yourself a favor, and skip the review and purchase this tea here

 Still Reading? Okay okay.. I guess I’ll write a review… Steep 1tsp of tea per cup with boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
 The dry leaf aroma of this tea is pretty powerful because of the lavender and rose.
Now how does it taste… Well. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up drinking it for the first time. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve had a black tea blend western style and enjoyed it. Its always bitter (having to cut it with lots of sugar and milk) so I swore off black teas unless I gongfu’d them. Needless to say, I was a little apprehensive about buying this blend but it can’t be everyones favorite without a reason right? 
Reading nook blend sips in strong with a malty flavor delicately balanced with the lavender, rose and chamomile. I really want to say that the chamomile mellows out the sometimes overpowering flavor of lavender and creates such a unique cup of tea. I was able to taste every flavor and not have anything over power each other, it was delicate but strong, floral and malty. And NO BITTERNESS. I want this to be my go to tea blend when I read a book but at the rate I read, I would be out of tea with in a couple of days - so I am savoring until I can justify making another big purchase to Plum Deluxe
A little about the company - they hand blend their teas every month keeping it fresh and use organic ingredients. They are also based in Oregon (my home state!) And! They have a tea of the month club for 10 dollars. My only gripe is everything, and I mean every tea in their store is 7$ an oz. Not very cheap but it is so worth it. I bought 5-6 teas from them. Reading nook blend came into 1st place and Oregon Breakfast tea came in a close second (black tea with hazelnut and orange.. so good).
Now if you are familiar with any of my reviews from the dawn of this blog, I used to post so much about Butiki teas - they made awesome blends and most of it tasted divine. But, they closed. Plum Deluxe is now my new butiki teas. They are my holy grail for tea blends and I honestly can’t wait to make another order. (Slowly I will TRY EVERYTHING!!!) So if there is a tea from their website you would like to hear about before possibly buying, send me a PM and I will buy it for you and drink it and I guess… review it :P
Oh - and if you are curious as to what I am reading it is “Heir of Fire” from the “Throne of Glass” series!
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If you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to send me a PM! Want to decide which tea I review next? Don’t hesitate to ask! 
xoxo
Jordan

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