Field to Cup is a monthly tea subscription that lets you try several wonderful teas and then gives you a discount so you can stock up on your favorites! They have 6 different subscription options available at varying price points and with different amounts of tea. I am reviewing the Tea Discovery Box, which is $24.97 a month.
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The first thing to do is pick which of the 6 subscriptions you would like to receive!
There was a quick guide to the perfect cup on the inside of the lid.
The presentation was excellent. I found 8 bags snuggled in black paper squiggles and each bag featured all of the pertinent information – simple and yet not boring. The bags are resealable and will keep the tea fresh for a while.
Next up was my October tea guide. This month’s teas are getting warm – I found several spicy offereings and of course, pumpkin spice!
More tea steeping tips were on the back of the guide. They also have a wonderful online list with tasting notes – find that here.
The inside of the guide was sort of the Cliffs Notes version of steeping times, amounts, etc. There was also a place for tasting notes. If for some reason you don’t care for a particular tea you can contact FTC and they will send a replacement tea in your next box.
Let’s get to drinking already!
Each bag included steeping instructions, water temperature, time, ingredients, caffeine level, and iced tea instructions. Don’t know how to tell 212° water from 170° water? The directions will let you know. In this case, pour rapidly boiling water over tea. In the case of 170°, it said to pour boiling water in cup, wait 45 seconds, then add tea.
Black Tea Yunnan Red Delight “Our Black Tea Yunnan Red Delight is a light bodied and smooth black tea with golden tips from Anxi Province.”
This tea is classified as “TGFOP” – Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe – and is used to grade this anything but basic black tea. (For comparison purposes, Lipton and PG Tips are both orange pekoe, but taste nothing like this cuppa.) Once steeped, it had a lovely fragrant aroma with wonderful flavor and was slightly bitter. I added sugar and milk and enjoyed one of the best black teas I have ever sipped.
Fruit Tea Orange Vanilla Twist “A light blend of pumpkin with orange peel and vanilla pieces.”
Look at those plump pieces of fruit! This caffeine-free offering had an almost buttery caramel mouth-feel, orange flavor, and was delightful.
Premium Oolong Tea Jasmine Delight “Our Premium Oolong Tea Jasmine Delight is a medium bodied jasmine oolong with notes of apricot.”
This tea starts out as rolled pearls and needs plenty of room to expand – a little tea bag is not the best choice here. This is prepared in a more traditional way – pour hot water over the leaves and then immediately drain the water and discard. The leaves are now ready for a second, third, or more infusions. If this seems like a lot of tea to drink at one time, I would suggest placing the cooled tea in the fridge and drinking it chilled. It has a refreshing jasmine green tea flavor.
Black Tea Vanilla N’ Spice Chai “Our Black Tea Vanilla N Spice Chai is an aromatic blend of black tea leaves with pieces of vanilla and clove.”
This tea wasn’t listed on my card but was delicious. I drank it as tea, not as chai, and the cloves added a nice touch. I will make traditional chai next time around though.
Black Tea Pumpkin Spice Chai “Our Black Tea Pumpkin Spice Chai is a rich blend of black tea leaves with delicious pumpkin spices.”
This turned out to be one of my favorites, and I don’t usually care for chai so that’s saying a lot! I prepared this the traditional way, with 4 ounces of water and 4 ounces of milk. I simmered the tea and liquids and then strained into a cup. My daughter and I agreed it was the best tasting chai ever!
Wellness Tea First Response “Our Wellness Tea First Response is a soothing blend of echinacea with peppermint and elderberry.”
I wasn’t feeling well so I was so happy to see this blend, since elderberries and echinacea may help stimulate the immune system. This infusion tasted mostly like peppermint while it was hot, and had a more grassy, hay-like flavor as it cooled down.
Rooibos Tea Pumpkin Patch “Our Rooibos Tea Pumpkin Patch is a smooth blend of rooibos with bits of pumpkin and honeydew melon.”
Rooibos is used when a hearty, caffeine-free tea is desired. Despite the name, this tasted mostly of melon, and had a bright flavor, almost like cherry!
Black Tea Whiskey Cream Truffle “Our Black Tea Whiskey Cream Truffle a smooth blend of black tea with chocolate nibs and whiskey cream essence.”
This was a bold and flavorful cup with a tannic bite that was tamed with sugar and milk. I almost always drink my black teas with milk and sugar as I don’t care for that bitter bite, yet black tea is always my favorite kind of tea!
I love this subscription! I am so happy with my Field to Cup Tea Discovery Box and I adored the unique flavors and every one of them was tasty and fresh. I can get at least 3 servings per bag, although some teas can be resteeped for even more servings. I enjoyed the novelty of trying a new flavor every few days, plus, I thought FTC did a great job of providing a great mix of black, green, and herbal teas with varying caffeine levels for any time of day or night. If you love discovering delicious teas every month then visit Field to Cup to get started on the plan that fits your needs.
Have you tried Field to Cup? Let me know what you think of this box and tell me which flavor speaks to you!