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.
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!
Everything in my box!
Tea Thoughts Bookmark ($4) I always believe the best accompaniment to a cup of tea is a good book so I was excited to see this tea-themed bookmark!
The front of the bookmark features a sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with, plus a stack of books. I’ve only read the book on the bottom of the stack.
The back of the bookmark has the Tea Thoughts logo. You can find more tea-themed items on their website, such as enamel pins and earrings.
Old Town Spice Shop Mint Julep Sugar ($2.90) Mint Julep Sugar is made with sugar, mint, Bourbon flavoring, and lime juice. You can add it to tea (I would suggest iced) or use it to rim an adult beverage. To me it tastes like minty sugar.
Little Belgians Vanilla Speculoos Cookies ($1.99) I need more of these crunchy, buttery cookies, they were so delicious! Like a crispy sugar cookie, or a snickerdoodle without the spices.
The designs on each cookie are inspired by life in Belgium. Rainy days, bike races, pigeon racing, and a house from Ghent are depicted on the cookies.
EnviPak SimplyM California Floating Tea Infuser ($18.95) Tea Box Express sends the coolest tea accessories and every once in a while they send a new type of infuser.
This has a mesh ball, a lid, and a base. You remove the lid, place the tea in the mesh, place the lid back on and plop it in your teacup/mug. Remove after steeping and set it on the base, in case you wish to re-steep. Made of stainless steel. I’m not sure what makes it Californian, but this California-native would really like to know!
Loose Leaf Market Uber-Berry Tasty Tart Berry Blend ($16.50) From the Loose Leaf Market website: “Tasty tart organic berry blend, with the right amount of sweetness to ensure a smile with every sip. Speaking of smiles, this vitamin C-rich tea can also help keep your teeth white and your gums healthy. This yummy tea is loaded with antioxidants that benefit your skin, for real beauty, inside and out.”
I found the ingredients and preparation instructions on the front of the bag. Green tea and dried berries add antioxidants to this cuppa.
That is just beautiful and dear reader I wish you could smell this pile of goodness! It smells like fresh red berries! I steeped it for 3 minutes using water that was almost to the boil. It made for a refreshing, tart, fruity cup of goodness. I don’t think it tasted much like green tea, more like an herbal tea. It would be delightful on ice.
This was a perfectly lovely box from Tea Box Express! The tea was tasty, the cookies were delicious, the infuser was a work of art, and the sugar was a nice change from just plain old sugar. Plus a bookmark with two of my favorite things mentioned was an unexpected touch. I love to see what I’ll find when I open up my tea party in a box!
What do you think of Tea Box Express? I’d love to know your thoughts about this box!