Another share from Kittenna! Admittedly, I don’t really remember this from the HP books/movies and I’ve never actually had plum pudding before so I’m not totally sure what I should be comparing this to? Though, in doing some quick Googling I did find an interesting article sort of relating to this topic:
Steeped up, I find this tea nice but not outstanding. There’s definitely a fruityness to the blend that is plum adjacent; meaning I find it stonefruit like but would not be capable of blindly identifying as that of plum. There are some warming spice notes, like cinnamon and maybe nutmeg. That’s pretty comforting; and I don’t hate the idea of a gentle spiced, warming plum kind of brew. It’s a touch astringent, in a way that adds body and complexity to the profile. I’m missing a sweetness or creaminess that would make me think of pudding; even kind of pudding that are more of a spiced sort of dish still have some try of creamy/custardy element. I know Anne said she added vanilla and custard essence to this; it’s just not translating for me personally though.
It’s still a good, solid cup though – it just lacks… sparkle? That hint of magic that would give me all the Harry Potter vibes? Something in that vein…