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Granny’s Spiced Plum Black Tea: The Perfect Christmas Tea
If you’re in love with this time of year even half as much as I am, you’re beside yourself right now.
I know the feels – I’m beside myself beside myself.
Whether it’s a meal with your family, decorating the tree, or wrapping presents, everything has to be just right. As you’d imagine, a “Crazy Tea Chick” wants everything just right with the tea she serves too. After all, when you’re a “tea lover,” you have an image to maintain.
I was recently sent a few samples of Pahadi Tea to review on the tea blog. I’ve brewed one, so far, and am crazy – as in over the moon crazy – about it.
The beautiful tea you see here is Granny’s Spiced Plum Black Tea and it is simply wonderful.
Sun-Dried Plum Bits, Cloves, Cinnamon Bark….
I was hooked the minute I opened the pouch and saw the bits of plum and smelled the cinnamon and cloves – my tea fueled brain said, “This is going to be extra special,” and (naturally) it was right.
This delicious Darjeeling Spicy Plum Tea comes from an area where the finest teas in the world are grown – the district of Darjeeling in the Himalayan foothills.
If you think that sounds exotic, just wait until you taste it.
Perfect Tea for ANYTIME But Essential for Christmas!
When I first tasted Granny’s Spiced Plum Black Tea, the first thought to come to mind was, “This tea tastes like Christmas.” Second thought: “I love that this tea tastes like Christmas.” After that, there were no more thoughts, just pure enjoyment of a beautiful, delicious tea.
I knew that the review would simply HAVE to come from a “perfect tea for Christmas” standpoint simply because it is. If Christmas had a tea to symbolize the season, this would be it.
Granny’s Spiced Plum Black Tea would be ideal for…
- Warming up after an afternoon Christmas shopping.
- Enjoying while decorating the tree.
- Relaxing beside the fireplace and/or Christmas tree.
- Add a little steamed milk and you’d have a Christmas Tea Latte that any coffeehouse would envy.
While I have pretty much christened it the tea of the Christmas season, I want to hasten to add this… Granny’s Spiced Plum Tea would be more than welcome in my kitchen any time of year. I haven’t tried it iced yet, but I suspect it’d be amazing.
One of the beautiful things about tea that’s so full of flavor is that it needs no sweetener. Anytime you can “uninvite” sugar to your tea party is a grand thing.
This tea comes from the area where the finest teas in the world are grown-the district of Darjeeling in the Himalayan foothills. The high-altitude, rich soil and ideal weather contribute to the unique flavor and character of this rare coveted brew relished internationally. Grown exclusively in select 87 tea plantations, Darjeeling is popularly known as the ‘Champagne of Teas’ and is the first product from India to be granted protection under geographical indication (GI) in view of its uniqueness recognized worldwide.
Most tea plants in Darjeeling are of the smaller leaf Camellia sinensis var. sinensis, rather than the larger leaf var. assamica, more commonly grown throughout the rest of India.
While classified as a black tea, Darjeeling teas are almost always less oxidized than a typical black tea. The unique flavor of Darjeeling comes from Chinese tea genetics mixing with Indian terroir—plus the intricacies of harvesting and processing. It’s lighter and less astringent than most black tea, but more layered and complex than most greens.
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Steeping Directions: Steep for 5 minutes, 208°F. For stronger flavor, steep longer. (I found it to be absolutely perfect at 5 minutes.)
Granny’s Spiced Plum Black Tea Description: Sun-dried ripened plum bits, aromatic cloves and cinnamon bark – blended with finest Darjeeling black tea.
I hope you’ll go right to Pahadi’s Website and order your own Granny’s Black Spiced Plum Tea today. Trust me, you’ll want plenty for the holidays.