My tea journey through National Tea Month led me to Charleston, South Carolina, Oliver Pluff & Co is blending up some amazing teas. Their “vision is to connect people to American heritage through historic beverages.” I am here for that!
I was captivated by the packaging before I even tasting the teas. The tins were wrapped in linen paper labels with historic pictures on them. With a visual of colonial times I was ready to be transported to the days of the tea craze.
The first tea I experienced was the Masala Chai, a blend of black tea, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. I used the suggested recipe on the back of the tin.
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 tsp honey
1 tsp Masala Chai
Brew in pot, strain, and enjoy.
At the first sip, it went straight to the top of my list of favorite chai. It’s sooo good and it smell divine! I’m a forever fan. I had the opportunity to visit a local high school and teach a tea lab to their culinary arts students. They made a pot of Masala Chai and was skeptical about the milk part at first. But when they tasted it, all of them loved it. Some even asked for some to take home to make for their parents. That put a smile on my face!
The next tea I have to tried was Key Lime, a blend of Large leaf green tea, blue mallow flowers, and key lime flavor. And no it does not taste like key lime pie. It is however a very refreshing, mellow tea. I really enjoyed it. A very nice sipping tea.
The last tea was the West Indies Citrus, a blend of orange peel, lemongrass, lemon peel, and rose hips. Also a very chill blend. I have enjoyed this tea several nights in the month of January. The smell of it just puts me in a very relaxed mood. It’s the perfect tea to enjoy before turning in for the night.
Oliver Pluff & Co hand packages all of their products in Charleston, South Carolina. Check them out at www.oliverpluff.com.