Dirigible Plum Pudding

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cherry, Fig, Fruity, Honey, Nutmeg, Plum, Raisins, Spices
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 350 ml

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  • “Pulled this 2018 tea for the May prompt “a geeky tea.” The dry leaf was beautiful; the rolled leaves were sooooo long and once brewed, some looked positively autumnal floating in the warm water....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown (621)! 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...” Read full tasting note
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  • “(52teas (Anne) 2022: 152) D is for… Dirigible Plum Pudding! Got a little derailed from my alphabet challenge due to children and other life circumstances; going to get back on track with “E”...” Read full tasting note
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Ingredients: Black tea, organic plums, organic nutmeg, organic amaranth petals and organic natural flavors.

Steeping Instructions: Use 3g to 12oz hot water (205F). Steep for 3 minutes. Strain. For best flavor, cool for 10 minutes.

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Pulled this 2018 tea for the May prompt “a geeky tea.”

The dry leaf was beautiful; the rolled leaves were sooooo long and once brewed, some looked positively autumnal floating in the warm water. Dry, the leaf smelled of nutmeg and a little custardy, but the minute water hit the leaves I got a strong floral/fruity aroma. Steeped, I still get that fruity aroma, as well as a sharp medicinal note. I’m not sure I could peg the particular fruity aroma, but I can certainly get a plum association… I think my nose is smelling an odd combination of plum, fig, and raisin. The more I stick my nose in the cup while waiting for the tea to cool, the more I smell the nutmeg, as well.

I’m getting a warm fruit compote flavor from the cooled tea, not medicinal at all on the tongue. Definitely tastes a bit like a combination of the above three fruity flavors, but with a hint of cherry as well, particularly at the end of the sip. I taste the nutmeg, but it is lightly warming and not a strong presense. I don’t really get any of the custardy notes that I could smell on the dry leaf, but there is a sort of honeyed sweetness to the tea.

Very satisfying on (yet another) dreary rainy day.

Flavors: Cherry, Fig, Fruity, Honey, Nutmeg, Plum, Raisins, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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Sipdown (621)!

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:

https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/vocabulary-shout-out/dirigible-plums-some-harry-potter-vocab-isnt-rowling-made/

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…

52Teas

There really wasn’t a Dirigible Plum Pudding in the Harry Potter world – but in the final movie when the trio goes to Luna Lovegood’s house, they have a Dirigible Plum tree in the front. This particular tea base (Bu Lang) and some lovely fruity notes to it that I felt would play well to the plum so I decided to make a sixth tea for Harry Potter month and call it Dirigible Plum since I was making it for release in October. :)

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(52teas (Anne) 2022: 152)

D is for… Dirigible Plum Pudding!

Got a little derailed from my alphabet challenge due to children and other life circumstances; going to get back on track with “E” tomorrow which will leave me exactly enough days in the month to make it to Z! Haha.

I really like this tea. Again, there’s a really great base with nice flavour, and then some vague flavouring notes on top – I really taste nothing in the way of what I’d think of as plum pudding, but I like it anyways. It does still remind me of Butiki’s plum teas, although “plum” was never a flavour I got from any of them.

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