Tea time! For me it’s always tea time. I am a girl who loves her tea and I don’t try to hide it. My slight tea obsession is starting to take over the kitchen. I have around 30 varieties nicely organized in one of the kitchen drawers. My teapot collection takes up residence in the China cabinet at the opposite end of the kitchen. My tea cups, I claim are for photography purposes. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. My tea obsession might be the only thing I am really girly about. It’s here I love pretty things!
When browsing the Plum Deluxe website I headed over to the tea shop to see what flavors waited there for me. I started scrolling through all while the little voice in my head kept going, “Yum! That looks good!” or “That sounds delicious.” But it wasn’t until I spotted the Sunshine in a Cup that I knew it had to be mine. With its bright yellow Calendula flowers, known to detoxify, reduce inflammation and speed healing. It also helped it was paired with hibiscus flowers which contain a healthy dose of vitamin C and rich minerals believed to lower blood pressure. It’s easy to see why it’s called Sunshine in a Cup!
With my arthritis issues in my hands and hips, I am always looking for alternative therapies.
Here is my initial opening (and then my camera went into a world of its own, so there is another video)
I’ve got to tell you, I wish you guys could smell this through your computer screens. The moment I opened the package I could smell the wonderful aroma.
(I apologize for all the doggie jingles and bouncing around LOL)
When the hot water started to trickle through it was filling my whole house.
I loved how it turned this really pretty plum / reddish color.
Mr. YUM gets so tickled when I get so excited about something so simple as tea. Well, I am a pretty simple girl and it’s things like a good, pretty, cup of tea that really make me happy. It’s warm, comforting and is always there for me when I need it.
For the record, I had a little tea left over in the pot after drinking this mug full. I added it to a glass of ice cubes and I can tell you that this tea tastes just as refreshing cold and it does warm.
Because I loved this tea so much, I am thrilled to be able to share it with you. One lucky winner will be awarded their very own packet of Sunshine in a Cup ( due to limited supplies Plum Deluxe reserves the right to send you another variety should Sunshine in a Cup be out of stock. But don’t worry, I am pretty sure it will be equally as amazing.)
These teas are handmade in small batches right here in the USA (Portland to be exact) and they are organic & fair trade. So you can feel good knowing you’re getting the good stuff while helping small businesses and artisans.
Good luck to all those who enter!
Disclosure: I was given this product for free in order to facilitate my review. I am not being compensated for this post. I was not required to write a positive review, just an honest one. All opinions are 100% my own. Pictures speak 1000 words, yes?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
My father is a big tea drinker. He loves trying new kinds, so I will have to get him some 🙂
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I’ve always wanted to try loose leaf brewing. The flavors are so fancy!
Melissa Pezza says
I’ve got to snag some of this! I love brewing loose tea, and this looks wonderful.
Catherine S says
What a great Giveaway, I drink tea every day. I will go and enter right now.
My daughter is the tea drinker in our family. She has an entire shelf of different flavors of tea. She would love this.
I’ve always been a coffee drinker, but tea is becoming more and more appealing. This sounds like a lovely variety of tea. You’re right about the color–it’s beautiful.
Oh gosh, I LOVE THIS! I love tea. This looks so good. I haven’t tried loose leaf though, it looks awesome and YES! Beautiful!
Sunshine in a Cup and Cuddle time are such great names, I love that. I wish I could smell them too, I bet they smelled fantastic.
This tea looks amazing! I will have to try it!
Marcie W. says
You have a teapot collection? That is so awesome and I am dying to see them! This variety sounds delish and I like that you can drink it hot or cold.
Holly E says
I love iced hazelnut chai tea.
I’ve never been a coffee drinker. I love tea, all different flavors and scents – either cold or hot.
Chrysa Duran says
There are so many varieties of tea! When someone says they don’t like tea, I know they haven’t had loose tea! There isn’t anything like it! Thanks for sharin this brand and these varieties as well as the giveaway.
Carly Brydon says
Plum Deluxe sounds and looks like a high quality tea brand! And I’m loving the pretty color of the one you made!
It really is refreshing and so pretty!
Dawn - Fused Life says
My 8 year old daughter has recently gotten really into tea. She would absolutely love this!
My mom’s starting to get a touch of Arthritis. Can’t hurt to mention this to her!
I love loose tea! I will have to check out this brand and enter the giveaway!
Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential says
I love tea and would love to participate in the giveaway, but is the giveaway international?
It is not. Sorry. 🙁
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
I love tea, and loose teas are the best! You made me thirsty!
I love the loose leaf tea trend! This sounds like a tasty blend
Jocelyn McGaffic says
This tea looks so fancy! I’m just a plain old tea brewer, but may have to give this a try!
Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way says
I could smell the aroma through the computer. I would love to try the Plum Deluxe Tea!
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
I’m a very boring tea drinker. I drink English Breakfast with milk and sugar, the way I first had it in England. 🙂
That is how my step-mother-in-law drinks it. Either English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast tea.
I love a good tea, I’m going to have to check this one out. I love how a good tea can relax me.
valerie g says
that looks really cool! I’m going to have to try this soon!