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!
First look! What a cute bag!
Everything in my box!
Sen Cha Naturals Green Tea Mints in Cacao Coconut ($3.35) are cute little mints that are shaped like a tea leaf!
Sorbitol is the first ingredient and they make these mints incredibly sweet, overwhelmingly so to my taste buds. I think the flavor reminds me of a cup of minty hot chocolate. It even feels kind of creamy to me, although these are hard mints.
Cute, but not to my personal taste. I will share them with a friend.
Brooklyn Brittle Cinnamon Walnut ($2.70) At first I thought this was a candy but it turned out to be a tasty cookie!
Ingredients were listed on the back of the package.
I know it says that this is Cinnamon Walnut flavored but it tasted like a lovely almond cookie to me. I couldn’t even taste the cinnamon but it was so good and despite having the word “brittle” in the name I didn’t have to worry about losing a filling.
Nepal Tea Gift Collection ($25) is an assortment of tea from Nepal Tea Company that is packaged in a beautiful mandala bag made by people in Nepal who have disabilities. Bag color and style may vary but I’m loving the fall colors of this pretty bag.
The back has more colorful fabric and the whole purse is about 6″ x 7″ and big enough for a cell phone and a few other items. It’s basically a cross-body pouch.
Inside the bag, I found a surprise – a Nepal Tea Sampler. This is supposed to be the entire tea collection from Nepal Teas. According to the website you can choose from two varieties:
*The loose leaf gift contains 11 packets of loose-leaf tea with each tea creating a unique drinking experience. Each packet yields 2-3 cups of tea. Also available in tea-bags.
** The Tea bag gift contains 9 varieties of tea. 2 sachets of each variety.
There was a pamphlet included.
The collection with descriptions were inside.
I tried the Nepali Breakfast tea first. Inside the bag I found some loose leaf tea “enough for 2-3 cups” but I need some more directions than that! I went to the website, which was little more helpful. I ended up using 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 ounces of boiling water.
The flavor was good and aromatic but was watered down when I added milk. I think this wasn’t quite bracing enough for my morning cup but would use more tea next time and maybe enjoy it in the afternoon.
I was surprised when I opened the next bag because it had an actual teabag inside! The tea inside is white tea with a blend of spices and even a few flower petals. This was lovely and perfect for my afternoon cup. I would expect the rest of my teas to be a mix between bags and loose leaf teas and can’t wait to give the other 9 flavors a try over the next month or so.
As always Tea Box Express sent a lovely assortment of products perfect for tea time but I also think they outdid themselves this month by sending the lovely bag and 11 flavors of tea! I’m not really into the mints but the cookie was a delicious treat, big enough to share with a friend.
What do you think of Tea Box Express? I’d love to know your thoughts about this box!