One thing I appreciate about Plum Deluxe teas is that they offer decaf versions of some of their blends. I’m a fan of spiced teas, and really enjoyed their Comfort Blend tea. But I enjoyed the decaf version more, since I could drink it in the evening or on days when I didn’t need the caffeine boost.
The scent in the bag is zippy and sweet with lush orange peel and snappy cinnamon. Both flavors a suited to pair with the tanin-y black tea base. Brewed, the spiciness mellows out, letting the tea flavor itself come to the forefront. The orange peels add to the natural citrus flavors in the tea, while the cinnamon brings a specific warmth and sweetness.
The ginger and cloves are thankfully a bit to the background, as those ingredients have a tendency to take over a blend if not used sparingly. I like ginger and cloves, but if I wanted to taste a tea with them, I would go for a chai. I prefer this tea when I want something warming but with flavor beyond the traditional chai flavors.
The orange is the crown jewel in this blend, separating it from chai teas, and adding an uplifting brightness to my mug.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Clove, Cloves, Fruity, Ginger, Orange, Orange Zest, Spices