Review: White August Plum Proud

Black Tea, Cranberry Tea, Plum Tea, Raspberry Tea, Strawberry Tea, White August Tea Co. Add comments
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Thumbs up!"...raspberry was the prominent flavor, and overpowered the muted plum."
Erika’s Teaview: 7/10
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Plum Proud is a combination of black tea, French plums, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberry essence.  I’m a huge fan of plums and I was hoping they would make a strong appearance in this tea.  The smell was surprisingly sweet and almost candy-like with raspberries dominating the scent.  The dry mix consisted of black, twisted fragments of tea with red flower petals and small bits of fruit.  I visited the website to view steeping recommendations and I prepared my cup using boiling water allowed to cool, with a four minute steep.  This produced a rusty colored cup with a heavy scent of raspberry and strawberry.  Sadly I wasn’t able to single out the plum.

For my first cup, I decided to try the tea hot.  Not surprisingly, raspberry was the prominent flavor, and overpowered the muted plum.  This tea was not overly sweet or tart and there was a surprisingly nice balance between the black tea base and the blended fruits.  I was a little disappointed in the light nature of the plum flavor and I wish this had been the focal point of the tea rather than the heavy-handed raspberry.

White August Tea Company notes on their website that “this tea was made to be iced,” and luckily I had enough for a second cup.  The flavors in this cup remained much the same.  The raspberry was the most prominent and there was also a light, grape-like quality.  The iced version of this tea was good, but I can’t say I prefer the cold to the hot.  Overall, this was a nice cup, especially if you enjoy raspberry.

— To purchase White August Plum Proud, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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