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, which doesn’t renew).
DEAL: Save 20% on your first monthly box! Use coupon code HELLO20.
Everything in my box!
There isn’t a product info card in this box, but there is some info on how to share your box pictures on social media for a chance to win a free box!
The Spice & Tea Exchange Amber Rock Sugar ($1.99) I had a bag of rock sugar from Teavana but the price tripled when they closed up shop so I was looking for a replacement.
Sugar and caramel color are in this little bag. It is very nice in tea but make sure to add it when the tea is hot so the crystals can fully melt.
Beautea Studio Green Earl Grey ($6.50) I enjoy Earl Grey tea but this was a different take on the classic since it’s made with green, rather than black, tea leaves.
Just like traditional Earl Grey, this tea is flavored with bergamot, a bitter orange. I couldn’t find exact steeping instructions, the bag and website both only gave steeping time. I used 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 ounces of water, which I didn’t allow to boil. The tea wasn’t bitter and was slightly floral.
BeauTea Studio Earl Grey Lotion Bar ($15) Now this is an Earl Grey product that I loved!
It was wrapped in paper and stored in a tin to keep it clean between uses.
Mango butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, beeswax, essential oil, and vitamin E were the all-natural ingredients.
Just place in your palm and rub on your arms and legs after bathing. You could also rub it on dry spots like knees and elbows as needed. It melted on contact with my skin and I could use as much or as little as I wanted. The scent was light and just perfect, like an orange. A very nice lotion bar.
Ticket Chocolate Lemon-Lavender Chocolate Bark ($6) Yum, chocolate! Dark chocolate has been infused with lemon oil, then swirled with white chocolate. Finally, it’s topped with dried lavender and dried lemon peel.
The result is a very tasty yet unusual chocolate bar! I have several taste buds being teased at the moment. It’s sweet with a touch of bitterness from the lemon and something floral and different from the lavender. Very nice!
G+H Tea Services Waterloo Sugar Tongs – SIMILAR ($1.99) I’ve never owned a pair of sugar tongs before, probably because I don’t buy sugar cubes. Actually, that would have been a nice pairing in this box.
Since I am sugar cube-less I will need to find another use for this little helper, like picking olives out of a jar. Or maybe I should buy some sugar cubes so I can ask that classic question: One lump or two?
What a cute theme this month from Tea Box Express! Earl Grey is a classic but the green tea base gave it a twist. The chocolate was tasty and the lotion bar was amazing. I love my monthly tea-party-in-a-box and think this box would make a nice gift. The value this month was around $31.48.
What do you think of Tea Box Express? I’d love to know your thoughts about this box!