Plum Deluxe Subscription Box Review – April 2016
Plum Deluxe Tea of the Month Club is a monthly tea subscription. Every month they send you hand-blended teas made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients. They have no artificial chemicals or added sweeteners.
There are two subscription plans: one tea or two teas per month. One tea costs $10 per month and includes a 1 ounce blend (about 15-20 cups) and a sample tea blend enough for 1-2 cups. Two teas cost $16 per month and includes two 1 ounce blends (about 30-40 cups) and the sample blend. There are also options for caffeine-free or herbal tea subscriptions for the $10 plan.
Good to know: Plum Deluxe charges quarterly, so you pay for three months’ subscription up front. The subscription not only includes tea shipments but also a private Facebook community, recipes, quarterly gift exchanges and tea swaps, free or discount tickets to Plum Deluxe affiliated events, free shipping on all purchases, and other club-only discounts.
This review is for the one tea per month plan.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Plum Deluxe Tea of the Month Club
The Cost: $10 per month for 1 tea blend, or $16 per month for 2 tea blends. Subscribers pay for 3 months upfront and are charged quarterly.
The Products: One or two 1oz hand-blended teas and an additional sample-sized blend
Ships to: US
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Raspberry Earl Grey 1oz – $7
The featured tea this month is a blend of black tea, raspberries, orange peels, blue cornflowers, bergamot oil, raspberry essence, and raspberry leaf (and love and gratitude). I know I said this for last month’s teas too, but I’m so mesmerized by the sweet aroma! If there’s a reed diffuser or body spray that smells like this I would snatch it up ASAP. The raspberry flavor was amazing too. I tried this tea hot and cold, and both ways taste refreshingly delicious. After the tea was steeped enough I could chew on the raspberry seeds that float to the top– that was probably my favorite part.
Royale Honeybush Tea sample
I’ve never had honeybush tea before! Honeybush, or Cyclopia, is a type of plant that grows in South Africa. This caffeine-free tea is made with organic honeybush tea, Malva flowers, and safflower. It tastes lighter than the Raspberry Earl Grey and has a hint of sweetness. I could only get one cup out of the sample, but if I had more I would try it with cream and sugar! Since I steep teas directly in the cup, I chewed on a lot of small floaty bits from the Royale Honeybush blend. Totally own my fault though. I guess it’s time to invest in a good tea strainer.
Verdict: Once again I’m very happy with the blends from Plum Deluxe Tea of the Month Club. The Raspberry Earl Grey is aromatic and delicious; it now tops my list of current favorite teas. I also really enjoyed drinking honeybush tea for the first time. The total value is $7 and change. I consider the extra $3 from the subscription as a premium for all the extra subscription features like free shipping, club-only discounts, private Facebook group, and recipes. If you find value in all the bonus features then this subscription would be awesome. Plum Deluxe also offers 3, 6, and 12-month gift subscriptions, so this would be a good gift for upcoming Mother’s Day!
What do you think about this month’s Plum Deluxe tea selection?