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As promised in my last Plum Deluxe Tea Review, here’s my caffeinated, wide-eyed, awake-and-then-some review of their bold Oregon Breakfast Black Tea. As I’ve said many times on the tea blog, I’m as crazy about coffee as I am tea – I just don’t drink it as often.
A lot of people can’t drink coffee – and frankly, I’ve often wondered how they wake up each morning. Maybe it’d be more appropriate to say, I wonder how they function each morning. In my world, I begin the day with coffee, then he taps out and tea takes over for the remainder of the day. It’s as though coffee grabs me by the lapels and screams, “Up! Up,Up, Up, Up UP!”- then tea calmly ( in a British voice, natch) says, “So, you’re awake, then?”
For anyone who cannot drink coffee, Plum Deluxe has a beautiful alternative – Oregon Breakfast Black Tea. This tea is every bit as delicious and effective at Reveille as coffee. In fact, even if you CAN drink coffee, you’d enjoy mixing things up a couple mornings each week with this very unique tea.
Here’s what Oregon Breakfast Black Tea has to say for Itself:
This breakfast tea is how Plum Deluxe folk like to start their day. The earthy base helps center you; the ping of orange helps wake you and get you excited about today’s possibilities. It’s a simple tea & yet it is rich with subtle flavors.
Hazelnut – in its oil essence form – has tons of great anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits, as well as vitamin E. Paired with some orange, you’re getting a true boost from this tea in every cup. Read more…
Glad you asked. What makes this tea unlike any you’ve ever had are…
- Orange peels
The flavor combination is one that I was not, previously, at all familiar with. I’ve had Hazelnut coffee before and loved it – but I’d have never in a million and one years thought of pairing it with tea. And, yet, the flavor is so fascinating and mind-blowing that I’m now obsessed with it. Truly, it’s downright addictive.
In addition to my passion for coffee, I’m sure I’ve also confessed before that I don’t have a sweet tooth… I have sweet teeth. I sweeten everything that comes within my reach if it isn’t already sweetened.
Please try not to judge me.
I opted for honey to sweeten my mug of hot Oregon Breakfast Black Tea. Phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. The unexpected, exciting flavor of hazelnut really makes your taste buds dance. It’s like they’re at the taste bud prom and hazelnut is the DJ.
When reviewing teas, I like to try them iced as well as hot, because as far as I’m concerned a tea should be as “year round” as your favorite pair of jeans.
This tea was equally delicious hot as it was iced – and, to be honest, I didn’t expect it to be. When I finished off my wonderful mug of hot tea, I thought, “Welllll, I’ll try it iced but I’m pretty sure this is a hot tea only type of tea.”
Shows what I know.
Oregon Breakfast Black Tea is just as wonderful on ice as it is off ice.
If you can’t tell from my words, I’ll just go ahead and say it – this tea has me flabbergasted. When your world is so completely filled with tea, it takes a lot to catch you off guard – especially with black tea,which is generally a pretty laced up kind of fella.
And yet… here I am at a loss for words to tell you just how special and unexpected this tea is.
I’m afraid I’m going to have to resort to this: Click over to Plum Deluxe and order some for yourself. As in right now. It’s just $7.00 per oz and it will blow your mind. Try it hot, try it iced – and be sure to have a little honey on hand. It really… *cough cough*… sweetens the deal.