Gratitude Blend (Strawberry Earl Grey)

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot Oil, Black Tea, Blue Cornflowers, Orange Peels, Raspberry Leaves, Strawberry
Flavors
Bergamot, Floral, Strawberry, Citrus, Cream, Earl Grey, Fruity, Raspberry, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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We knew from day one that the Plum Deluxe lineup needed a gratitude and appreciation blend. But what would it be? We just couldn’t decide, until one day we accidentally brewed up a cup of strawberry Earl Grey tea. It was love from first sip. This strawberry black tea blend just feels very happy to us — which, combined with the classic Earl Grey note, makes it the perfect dance partner for a gratitude tea.

The fresh fruitiness of the strawberry is balanced by the astringent, toothsome bergamont of the Earl Grey. We use a Ceylon tea base that has a somewhat gentle vanilla to it to help provide body. Despite the two predominant flavors, we wouldn’t call this tea sweet — but it does sip well with a touch of honey or sugar.

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This is supposed to taste like fruit and bergamot, but I have to say that it’s quite ambiguous. I brewed it for less time than recommended (5 minutes is crazy) but still ended up with a little bit of harshness, which I smoothed out with some milk. So this tastes like a flavored black tea, but I would have no idea what flavor it’s supposed to be. It’s too bad because I used to mix my own blueberry EG, which I loved.

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So Plum Deluxe sent me some samples to review! How nice of them!

This was just a mini sample, and unfortunately contained less than I usually use to leaf my earl greys. I tend to do 1.5 tsp for my 12 oz mugs. This was only 1 tsp. So naturally, it’s going to be a bit weak. That said, this has a lovely flavor. The strawberry and bergamot play well together, giving it a gentle berry/floral flavor. Luckily, it’s a natural flavor though and not artificial at all. That said, I’m not getting much of the straight orange flavor that I was expecting, or would have liked. (This supposedly contains orange as well as bergamot). But I love the strawberry. It’s very fruity. I would recommend adding a touch of sweetener to this, as it really makes the strawberry POP. I will likely order some of this if I ever make a full order from Plum Deluxe. I really want to.

Good stuff. Solid B.

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Martin Bednář

That sounds like a decent EG with berries

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I tried this blend in the 2018 advent calendar and was surprised by how much I liked it. When I brewed up a cup, I found myself coming back to my mug again and again to take in the scent and taste. There is still very much the earl grey base with vanilla, citrus, and bergamot. But a drizzle of strawberries makes this feel youthful and joyous, nicely balancing the more traditional earl grey. Brewed black, the tea is delicious, smooth and comforting, and still sweet without being cloying or artificial. As we leave the winter and enter spring and summer, this tea only feels more and more appropriate, perfect for flowery spring tea parties or refreshing iced tea days.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus, Cream, Earl Grey, Fruity, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Frolic

I just subscribed the the Plum Deluxe monthly box, having never tried their teas myself how would you characterize their “style”?

Kittenna

Strawberry EG sounds pretty tasty.

A2ShedsJackson / MrsPremise

@Frolic: Full disclosure, I contributed to the Plum Deluxe blog for a little while, so I might be a little biased. Their teas use quality, natural ingredients to get their desired taste, so they won’t be as in-your-face as some flavored teas that are out there. That is not to say they aren’t flavorful, they are just more natural in taste. For example, I love the fragrant lavender blossoms in their Reading Nook Blend. I’m curious what you’ll think of your first box!

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