Decaf House Blend Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Cream, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla, Custard, Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Decaffeinated
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 14 oz / 427 ml

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  • “Sipdown (311) I made this with all intents of drinking it and then ended up in a TikTok black hole. Specifically I was distracted by this one particular audio about girls having frizzy hair their...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Advent Day 3 Missed drinking this yesterday. I was saving it for the evening then got too tired and went to bed early. I started thinking I’d do the same tonight, then pushed through the sleepiness...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is a pretty robust decaf blend! It has notes of vanilla and almost a chocolatey quality. I’ve really enjoyed both decaf black teas I’ve tried from Plum Deluxe and would happily buy more (if...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Plum Deluxe Advent Day 3 I’ve never been interested in a decaffeinated black tea, so this is definitely never something I would have tried on my own. I love vanilla black teas, especially when...” Read full tasting note
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From Plum Deluxe

House Blend now comes in a decaf version.

For us this a classic vanilla black tea is the most comforting tea blend, which is why we call it our “house blend” — inspired by a typical British “builder’s tea,” it is strong yet restorative. The black vanilla tea base is a balanced mix of bold, malty Assam and citrusy sweet Ceylon black teas (in traditional English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast style), with a sprinkle of creamy vanilla as well as malva flowers and safflowers to add a pop of Plum Deluxe signature color that reflects the thoughtful attention that goes into every cup.

This tea blends up so nicely, whether you like it with honey, sugar, milk, a side of shortbread & biscuits, on ice… or just like it is, piping hot!

INGREDIENTS:
Assam Black Tea, Ceylon Black Tea, Safflower, Blue Malva Flowers, Vanilla Essence, Love, Gratitude. Decaf version has only decaf black tea.

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Sipdown (311)

I made this with all intents of drinking it and then ended up in a TikTok black hole. Specifically I was distracted by this one particular audio about girls having frizzy hair their whole lives, not realizing their hair was curly and then changing their routine to get really nice curls. I think that may be me so hours and one Amazon order later, it’s 3 am and I should be going to bed as I wait for my new curly hair products to arrive so I can test the theory. This tea is cold but from the few sips I took, it tastes like Harney’s Vanilla Comoro. A great vanilla flavor with no weirdness from the decaffeinating process. Well…now I want more and regret wasting this cup by neglecting it.

Courtney

I have curly/wavy hair too and have been doing the curly girl method (modified) for years now if you have questions. :)

VariaTEA

Good to know!!

ashmanra

I’m jelly. Have fun with your curls! It sounds exciting!

Lexie Aleah

I’ve been debating doing this as it seems to be so popular lately but my hair is wavy not curly though. It Also seems like quite the process haha. Would be interested to hear about your results.

VariaTEA

Thanks everyone. I’ll report back. Also @Lexie Aleah, my hair is a mix of waves and a very few curls so I’m not sure it’ll work but we’ll see.

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Advent Day 3

Missed drinking this yesterday. I was saving it for the evening then got too tired and went to bed early. I started thinking I’d do the same tonight, then pushed through the sleepiness in the hopes that I don’t wake up super early again tomorrow morning.

I was pleasantly surprised when I sniffed and then sipped this tea! The vanilla is very soothing with a little bit of malt behind it. Similar to my memory of Harney and Son’s decaf vanilla. It looses a little of it’s magic as it cools and takes on a flatter taste. It would be nice to have more evening decaf teas to choose from, but I’m not totally swayed on this one. Maybe I’ll make up my mind when I finish the sample.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This is a pretty robust decaf blend! It has notes of vanilla and almost a chocolatey quality. I’ve really enjoyed both decaf black teas I’ve tried from Plum Deluxe and would happily buy more (if they were cheaper). I first tried this really hot without milk, and it was lovely, though it became a little sharp as it cooled, so I added milk, and it’s back to perfection. I really like this one.

Cameron B.

Agreed, I couldn’t tell this one is decaf, which is nice!

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Plum Deluxe Advent Day 3
I’ve never been interested in a decaffeinated black tea, so this is definitely never something I would have tried on my own.
I love vanilla black teas, especially when they’re executed well. This one is! The vanilla is leaning towards vanilla extract, and is not artificial or cloying. The black base is a bit brisk, but not bitter or astringent. Would be lovely with some milk or cream.

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Brewed this as my evening tea today (the full sample, which weighed 4.5g, in a 500ml teapot). I have been a little wary of decaf teas because I’ve always heard they taste bad, so normally I stick to herbals after my caffeine cut-off hour. But lately I’ve found myself craving black teas after work, which is past the caffeine cut-off point, especially since most of my “desserty” teas are on black bases. So I’ve been curious about looking into decaf teas…

The brewed pot has a very nice vanilla aroma… often vanilla flavorings came off with a coconut scent/flavor to me but this smells distinctly vanilla to me. The tea is malty with a slight brassy note, but otherwise this is a very smooth cup and sweet cup. I’m getting notes of cinnamon raisin bread, honey, vanilla, and cream.

If this doesn’t impact my sleep (I know decaf tea still has some small amounts present) then I would definitely be willing to stock this as a black tea that I can actually drink during the evening hours that still hits that “sweet tooth” urge as well!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Cream, Honey, Malt, Mineral, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 17 OZ / 500 ML
Cameron B.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one as well! :)

ashmanra

Is it a bit like Harney’s Vanilla Comoro, which is also decaf?

Cameron B.

I’ve only had Vanilla Comoro once or twice, but I think it’s more of a creamy vanilla flavor? Whereas I found this more woody, like a good vanilla extract.

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Plum Deluxe Advent Calendar – Day 3

Hmm… Well this one sounds quite boring, doesn’t it. I’m also not the biggest fan of decaffeinated black tea (or at least, ones I’ve tried in the past), so that doesn’t bode well.

But actually, it’s quite good. The base tea has a nice mellow and sweet woody flavor to it, and has plenty of flavor for being decaffeinated. The vanilla tastes quite authentic to me, as if there were vanilla beans in the blend, though there are not. It’s listed as “vanilla essence”, not sure what the means really. Either way, the woodiness of the tea goes very well with the vanilla, which often has a woody note to me. There’s a nice creaminess to the vanilla as well.

For what it is, it’s really quite good. I don’t feel the need to stock a decaf black tea, but this cup has been enjoyable.

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIVyyA6gsud/)

Flavors: Cream, Custard, Smooth, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

I fell down an internet hole of natural vs artifical flavouring yesterday and the vanilla essence just reminded me!

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