Sparkling Sugar Plum

A sweetened China black tea with sparkling sugar crystals and plum bits. Watch the crystals sparkle in your cup!
Steeping Time Steep: 4-6 Minutes
Amount: 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Steeping Temperature Water Temp: 212° F
Medium CaffeineMedium
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A sugar plum is a piece of dragée candy that is made of dried fruits and shaped in a small round or oval shape.

"Plum" in the name of this confection does not mean plum in the sense of the fruit of the same name. At one time, "plum" was used to denote any dried fruit. Sugar plums can be made from any combination of dried plums (aka prunes), dried figs, dried apricots, dried dates, and dried cherries. The dried fruit is chopped fine and combined with chopped almonds, honey, and aromatic spices, such as anise seed, fennel seed, caraway seeds, and cardamom. This mixture would then be rolled into balls, often then coated in sugar or shredded coconut.

Today, some candy manufacturers have taken "sugar plum" literally, creating plum-flavored, plum-shaped candies and marketing them as "sugar plum candy".

Sugar plums are widely associated with Christmas, through cultural phenomena such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker (Composed by Tchaikovsky), as well as the line "Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads," from Clement C. Moore's poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," better known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Sugar plums have also gained widespread recognition through the poem "The Sugar Plum Tree" by Eugene Field. The poem begins "Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree? 'Tis a marvel of great renown!

A sweetened China black tea with sparkling sugar crystals and plum bits & flavoring. This new version of our special seasonal black tea blend has a cinnamon taste with undertones of plum flavor. It also has little sparkling sugar crystals that release into your cup to create a dazzling visual treat! 

Additional Info

Additional Info

Tin Weight (ounces) No
Ingredients Black tea, plum bits, flavoring, cinnamon, sugar crystals
Steep Temperature 212° F
Steep Time 4-6 Minutes
Caffeine Level Medium Caffeine
Amount Tea 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Multiple Infusion? No
Tea Attributes No
Choose Color No

Reviews

Customer Reviews (6)

a fave!Review by Sarah
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I was really surprised at the depth of flavor in this cup the first time I tried it - I expected a very artificial, very cloying, nondescript "fruitish" flavor as one sometimes finds in fruit-flavored teas on the market. I was blown away by the strength of the cup and the richness of the plum. I let mine steep long and at 212, and it was delectable with a splash of cream and some rock sugar. Would order again! (Posted on 10/25/2017)
Definitely A FavoriteReview by Noreen
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Wonderful mild flavor and the plum is perfect. The sparkling sugar crystals are absolutely beautiful in the tea cup. I never expected to love the way a tea looks too! (Posted on 3/15/2017)
Sensational aromas and tasteReview by ADRIAN
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After taking afternoon tea in an establishment in the desert, how thrilled I was to google Sparkling Sugar Plum and have me directed to Whistling Kettle! I was so happy to try this delicious tea once more. A sweet plum in a black tea with what, wait, could it really be a crystal floating on the surface? ;) (Posted on 2/21/2017)
Quality black tea with a mild plum flavour.Review by Kim
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This tea has a great plum jam aroma and looks very festive with its glittery crystals. When I brewed it for four minutes it tasted like really high quality black tea with a very mild plum flavour. I put the leaves back in the tea for another two minutes and added a 1/4 tsp of sugar which helped develop the plum flavour. (Posted on 12/28/2016)
My new seasonal fave!Review by Jen
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I had this when I visited the Troy location during the Victorian Stroll, and I was hoping to take some home because it was so delicious. So happy I'm able to get it shipped to me! I like that even without the rock sugar it was still sweet from the sugar crystals. And I've never had my tea actually SPARKLE. A+ Whistling Kettle. (Posted on 12/24/2016)
Sparkling PlumReview by Kathryn
I am having my 1st cup of this now. I love this tea. Much nicer that the plum/pear. You can really taste the plum. A very smooth tea, no bitterness at all. Another keeper WK. (Posted on 11/5/2011)

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