Not a huge fan of this – the plum makes it taste like juice and the almond flavor is a bit strange. I expected not to like this one, though…
“Opening this bag of tea - very artificial scented and super strong! Gah, this is the second time with my Teavana teas. It smells like almond extract and super sweet fruit candy. Steeped, a...” Read full tasting note
“I succumbed to the Teavana sales. Also, we just got back from a trip to Long Island, where we celebrated my great-aunts 100th birthday, pretty crazy. I'm happy to be back, especially since it...” Read full tasting note
“I had refrigerated the second half of my pot of Teavana Almond Plum Perfection because I did not find it very palatable hot. How is it cold? Honestly, it reminds me of Hawaiian Punch doctored with...” Read full tasting note
“Finished this sample off today with my daughter, who really loved the juiciness of this brew. I found it cloying today, and and the almond wasn't sitting right. I'm feeling a bit off though...” Read full tasting note
Ring in the season Scandinavian-style with this yummy dessert blend featuring toasted almonds, juicy plums, and rose blossoms, steeped in the holiday tradition of baked delights. PRODUCT CONTAINS NUTS
Taste is a rich mouth feel of sweet rich plum and apples with bright hibiscus and almond undertones.
1.5 tsp at 208F/98C and steep for 5-6 minutes.
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Sugar Plum PerfectionDella Terra Teas
This was included in my super amazing package from Carol Who (Doctor Who books and tea! W00t!). I was desperately looking for something different from my no-caffeine options currently, which happen to consist solely of rooibos. This was so lovely!
The scent is amazing, and while I probably wouldn’t want it all the time, I would definitely like it on hand. My experience (while limited, keep in mind) with this type of tisane, is that they can often be sort of too tangy, too many cranberries thrown in there, or something. This one isn’t like that at all, though. It’s spicy with sweet sugared fruits and cake, with just that end hint of tang…like a plum galette in a tea cup!
The setting only added to the enjoyment of the tea….I sat sipping while my husband told me all about the story ideas and poems that have been floating around in his head lately… It was one of those glorious moments where somehow you love someone more, and you don’t know how that’s possible because they already had your whole heart….but it just somehow is. :)
Thanks so much, Carol Who!
Flavors: Plums, Raisins
Got this as part of a sampler during a sale and it is tasty, but unremarkable. The almond is very present but kind of artificial, and it is VERY juicy and sweet without adding sweetener but I wouldn’t say I can pick out plum taste. And I would know, I adore plum! Overall, I will enjoy finishing up the sample baggie, but will not be repurchasing. Recommended for those who like their tea to remind them a fair bit of juice.
Thank you Carl Who for the sweet care package you sent my son of Doctor Who books and tea. He was very happy receiving a package with his name:) He has already told me what tea of “his” he wants to send you:)
We had this twice today: Luckily he likes sharing so I could have some.First time we had it was right after school when he opened the package. I over steeped it by a good 20+mins and he loved how tart it was “Oooh Wow” in a deep “this is so good” voice (he’s eleven, it was not a manly voice yet). He did not think he would like it based off the smell from the bag. I thought it smelled nice like sweet fruit and almond extract that I love in sugar cookies.
The second time we had it was right before bed while we re-watched the episode when the 10th doctor dies, I still shed a few tears. This time I only went a few minutes over the steeping time and I enjoyed the not so puckering tart part and it was easier to notice the sweetness of fruit and almond flavor. The son liked this cup but prefers the first one more. So I will need to remember this for the future. Thank you so much Carol Who!
Had a $5 giftcard toStarbucks and since I don’t drink coffee, I figured why not waste it on some tea (although I despise Teavana…)
Upon opening the bag—WOW….overpoweringly sweet, fruity, almond smell. Strong of almond and cherry…almost like maraschino cherries to be exact. Smells very sweet and artificial…let’s see how this goes….
Brewed it up. Poured out the most vibrant red-pink liquid I’ve ever seen. Does not even look possible to have come from tea/fruit bits without the addition of some food coloring agent. Still smells very much like cherry and almond. It’s almost funny how Kool-Aid-esque this looks…oops, I don’t want to diss Kool-Aid….at least that’s good!
Tasting: Wow; surprisingly mellow, and a lot sweeter than I would have imagined. Normally the herbals I’ve tried are rather pungent and tart. I’m not getting the whole range of fruits, but the almond is a bit noticeable. The aftertaste is of maraschino cherry juice towards the back of your tongue. Hints of nuts and…jell-o? Strange cup; not terrible, but not something I’d go out of my way to buy. I think it would make a great mixer, though I’d definitely portion it out sparingly since it seems like it would be overpowering. Maybe would be great would rooibos! Definitely going to try this one iced.
When you open the bag it has an overpowering smell of bitter cherry with almonds, once brew it has a very fruity taste, the flavor that jumps out to me the most is a combination of raisins with cherry. There is something citric in this but i can’t pinpoint what it is. Im always looking for a good deal so i purchase this when it went on sale $1.70 for 2oz, i purchase 8oz. Its okay ill drink it, but i will NOT repurchase this. Although i should mention i enjoy eating the pieces of plums and raisins after brewing. =)
It is a nice clean drink with a light tea body. It is slightly fruity, and if you focus really hard on your taste buds, you can taste the almond undertone. Plums generally don’t have a lot of flavor, so the fruitiness come from a combination of plum with the beets,raisins, papaya and apple. The beets also add a great pink color to the tea, which always fascinates me.
Another good herbal from Teavana. I agree with whoever wrote that Teavana’s herbal blends are a bit like fruit juice. They’re like stews of fruit, packed with flavor, heavy in the bag, good for more than one long infusion.
This one has a holiday feel to it, the feel of fruit cake or lightly spiced cookies. Not overtly spicy. Just that feel. An even balance between the plum and the almond. Warming, comforting (not refreshing or invigorating). A nice late-night, just-before-bed cup.