Tea Box Express is a monthly subscription box containing a brand-name, whole-leaf tea (either loose leaf or in a pyramid bag) plus 3-4 other tea related items, which may include infusers, measuring spoons, or food items like chocolate or cookies. It costs $25.50 for a monthly box, plus $6.49 for shipping. They offer 1, 3, or 6-month terms and each will automatically renew until canceled (or choose the gift option, which doesn’t renew).
DEAL: Save 20% on your first monthly box! Use coupon code HELLO20.
There was a card inside that told how you could win a free box by sharing your photos on social media!
Everything in my box! Tea Box Express does a great job at presentation! I received my items in a sturdy cardboard box and everything was cushioned with shredded paper. Tea Box Express aims to “deliver a tea party to your door every month”.
I received three different flavors of Nelson’s Tea this month and each one has enough for at least 4 cups of tea. Nelson’s offers “small batch, hand crafted, artisan teas” and the flavors sounded delicious!
First up was English Breakfast Tea ($2.50), my favorite type of tea! My morning won’t start until I have my first cuppa and this one brewed up strong and a bit bitter. That’s why I always add sugar and half-and-half, no matter which brand, and this pepped me up.
It features a blend of Assam, Ceylon, Kenyan, and Keemun black teas and can be served hot or iced.
Despite the name, I tried Winter Nights Cinnamon Apple Orange ($2.50) during the day since this blend of black tea, orange peel, cinnamon chips, almonds, apple pieces, rose petals, fruit, and spice has caffeine and I need my sleep.
It wasn’t bitter at all, I didn’t even add sugar and it brewed up light and smelled wonderful.
I’m not a fan of root beer but tried Really Rootbeer Caffeine Free Herbal Tea ($2.50) one evening and thought the flavor was not to my liking. This blend of sassafras bark, sarsaparilla root, birch bark, burdock root, dandelion root, licorice root, fennel seed, anise star pods, ginger root, cinnamon, and flavoring was too strong so I offered it to my husband but he didn’t care for it either. I think I will try brewing it double strength and mixing it with sparkling water to make my own soda, or I might see if one of my friends would enjoy this unique flavor.
One thing that I liked about this tea is that it smelled wonderful and cooled my sinuses with an almost wintergreen or menthol effect.
Malvi Marshmallow Confections Vanilla Salted Caramel S’mores ($4.67) are “produced in a facility that uses fairy dust, unicorn dreams and magic sprinkles” so I love them already! Salted caramel, vanilla bean marshmallow, and toasted petit beurre cookies are sandwiched together and are sweet, salty, soft, crunchy, fluffy, and decadent.
This is a rich treat that may take a bit of time to savor so curl up with a good book and enjoy!
This was certainly the star of the show this month! The North Bank Tea and Coffee Press ($15.99, value may vary based on color) comes in a variety of colors and I received white. This is a French press and can be used not only for tea but coffee too.
It is made of Pyrex glass and features a stainless steel plunger and mesh filter. There was also a cork base to keep the counter safe.
I followed the included directions and suggested water temperature and amount for each tea. As the water heated on my stove, I added the dry tea to the carafe and then poured the hot water in. I placed the plunger in the top and gently pressed down to make sure that the tea was submerged in the liquid. When the time was up, I pushed the plunger to the bottom carefully, then poured the tea into my cup. It did a great job, although the plunger didn’t always slide effortlessly. Still, this is much easier to use than fiddling with DIY teabags and the often messy and sometimes ineffective cup strainers. The tea leaves were able to unfurl fully and offer their full flavor to my drink. Want iced tea? Just double the amount of tea used and pour over ice!
Wow, what an amazing box from Tea Box Express! I loved that the focus this month was on a useful way to prepare loose-leaf tea that can be used for a long time to come. Of course, there were also three flavors of tea to put to use in my new steeper and a rich treat to relish on a cozy afternoon. My box had a value of $28.16 but the value may vary based on the color of the pot (others were worth more than my perfect-for-me white). This box always impresses me with its curation and top-notch items and I look forward to discovering the delights within every time it shows up!
What do you think of Tea Box Express?