I’ve never had plum pudding, but I really wanted to try this tea. Smelling the dry leaves, it’s amazing and delicious baked Christmassy scents. This doesn’t 100% transfer over to the steeped cup, but then I’ve been eating dinner and drinking a soda while also sipping on this tea. My tastebuds don’t know which end is up.

As the tea cools, it’s getting a little… bitter or something. But it’s practically cold and I didn’t use a fine strainer, so there is a little bit of dust in the bottom of my cup.

I do like the delicate desserty flavour. The flavours seem to all support each other, and none specifically stands out, except maybe the rum. Maybe. I’ll have to try this with sugar next time.

I also don’t think this will do so well in a travel mug. Oh well. A tea to enjoy after work or on the weekends – I can get behind that.

(Also looks like I used WAY too hot of water. Oops. I steeped it like I do black teas.)

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
JustJames

allright, i’ll be trying this one next. i love christmas pudding. have you any inclination to add brandy to it? our christmas pudding was always served with brandy butter!

OMGsrsly

I don’t love brandy, but I’d consider steeping it strong and adding rum and cream. :)

JustJames

i don’t love brandy either, i always politely scraped off the brandy butter and put it to one side. your idea sounds much better, lol.

OMGsrsly

Maybe rummy whipping cream… Hmm. Too bad I’m driving tonight!

JustJames

oooh, watch that one, might curdle? and that would wreck your tea!

OMGsrsly

Huh. I never thought of that. Now I have to try it. Maybe tomorrow after work though. :)

JustJames

you’re like me, lol. that or i’m like you!

OMGsrsly

FYI, 1-2 tbsp rum in 100ml whipping cream plus a spoonful of sugar doesn’t quite whip properly. But it is delicious. I’m having it with root beer because I’m too lazy to make tea.

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JustJames

allright, i’ll be trying this one next. i love christmas pudding. have you any inclination to add brandy to it? our christmas pudding was always served with brandy butter!

OMGsrsly

I don’t love brandy, but I’d consider steeping it strong and adding rum and cream. :)

JustJames

i don’t love brandy either, i always politely scraped off the brandy butter and put it to one side. your idea sounds much better, lol.

OMGsrsly

Maybe rummy whipping cream… Hmm. Too bad I’m driving tonight!

JustJames

oooh, watch that one, might curdle? and that would wreck your tea!

OMGsrsly

Huh. I never thought of that. Now I have to try it. Maybe tomorrow after work though. :)

JustJames

you’re like me, lol. that or i’m like you!

OMGsrsly

FYI, 1-2 tbsp rum in 100ml whipping cream plus a spoonful of sugar doesn’t quite whip properly. But it is delicious. I’m having it with root beer because I’m too lazy to make tea.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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