Plum Deluxe Subscription Box Review – August 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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Pomme Blossom White Tea 1oz – $7
The tea this month is an aromatic blend featuring pomegranate and jasmine. Other notable ingredients include rose hips, apple pieces, hibiscus, and rose petals. It’s light and fruity, which makes it amazing both hot and cold!
I think this is a great pick for celebrating the end of summer.
Deluxe Pumpkin Spice Tea sample
Wow, I didn’t realize it’s that time of the year again! This is a honeybush and black tea blend featuring cinnamon bark, cardamom, ginger root, cloves, calendula, safflower, and pumpkin essence. The tea isn’t as pungent as I expected but it still has that wonderful spicy aroma. The Plum Deluxe website also suggested drinking this with honey, sugar, or as a tea latte. I took that idea and mixed mine with milk– very delicious!
Verdict: So far I have loved every tea from Plum Deluxe. This month’s Pomme Blossom feels perfect for the end-of-summer vibe. In my opinion, it’s a little too early for pumpkin spice but I know the onslaught is coming. The total value is $7 excluding the tea sample. While it’s lower than the cost of subscription, purchasing an ounce of tea in their online shop would cost you $3.50 in shipping fees. If you find value in all the bonus features provided to Club members, including their free shipping, then I would argue this to be a great deal.
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