Two weekends ago I received an email from Andy, the lovely owner of Plum Deluxe, a tea shop in Oregon. Andy had heard about my podcast from one of his customers and asked if he could send me a cup of tea. Of course I said yes and I received a delightful package a few days later.
Andy sent me a packet of his Reading Nook Blend Black Tea to try. He also sent a tea that is not available for purchase, but was one of the selections in his Tea of the Month club. SIGN ME UP!
Reading Nook Blend contains black tea, rosebuds, lavender, chamomile and vanilla essence.
It is available for $7 per ounce.
When I opened the package I could smell the rosebuds and the vanilla. Once steeped I got more of the lavender. The tea was a delicious black tea with a bit of a sweet floral hint. I’ll admit that I’m not usually a fan of the more floral teas (chamomile, lavender) but this was really lovely and light. I can totally picture reading this while curled up with a good book on a rainy day.
A special thank you to Andy at Plum Deluxe who sent me this tea (retail: $7.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own, except where indicated.