Teabox is a monthly tea subscription from India that sends the freshest teas from Darjeeling, Nilgiri, & Assam. The box is sent by priority mail within 24 hours of your first order, and monthly shipments will come about a month after the first. This subscription is $29.99 a month with discounts for longer subscriptions and no extra charge for shipping.
Whole, loose leaf teas, these are bound to become your daily companion with their addictive flavors. From healthy greens to rare whites, and all natural ingredients and blends, these are perfect cups of comfort to speckle your days with each month. Get 5 new teas every month based on the theme of the month and enjoy free shipping too.
Shipping was extremely fast and I traveled vicariously through my FedEx tracker. I received my package two days earlier than promised!
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Teabox curates their teas to a theme and for September’s theme was The Assam Box.
I received a bonus keepsake item in my box – a jaapi hat from Assam, India, which is where this month’s teas are sourced!
It’s very cute and kind of small, so I will stick it on my desk and remember that the world is huge, but tea can travel from the other side of the world to my front door in a matter of days. For some reason, this truly blows my mind.
I received a card introducing the box. This month it’s all about Assam.
The inside of the card gave a little bit of background info and listed the teas in this shipment.
The back of the card mentioned what makes Teabox teas so fresh and told how to reach them on social media.
I love tea!
I received 5 bags of tea with complete steeping instructions on the front. The bags have enough for a lot of cups of tea.
Everything in my box!
Teabox Assam Summer CTC Black ($6.99 Full Size 3.5 oz.) I decided to try my teas in alphabetic order based on the first letter on the package. Since these are all from the same type of tea leaf, they are similar yet have different tasting notes. I will try to break down the main differences in flavor. It’s not like we only have one type of red wine – we have several types of, say, Merlot, and they all have their unique nuances. Summer CTC was the only tea this month that was cut into small pieces, the rest were full leaves. It also had the highest amount of caffeine. It was an anything-but-basic cup of black tea.
Teabox Bemolapur Classic Summer Black ($6.99 Full Size 3.5 oz.) I thought this cup was fruity and deep, with notes of honey.
Teabox Dikom Classic Summer Black ($9.99 Full Size 3.5 oz.) I picked up floral and caramel notes in this cup.
Teabox Murphulani Special Summer Black ($9.99 Full Size 3.5 oz.) I would say this was the most robust of the teas, very strong in classic black tea flavor, although with fruity caramel notes.
Teabox Namsam Classic Summer Black ($6.99) I didn’t really detect any fruity or sweet notes in this tea, just a good black tea for a nice afternoon pick-me-up.
Here are teas, and as you can see for the most part they look almost identical, with the exception of the Summer CTC (CTC means cut/crush, tear, curl). On the top, from left: Summer CTC, Bemolapur Classic Summer, Dikom Classic Summer. On the bottom, from left: Murphulani Special Summer, and Namsang Classic Summer.
I am extremely pleased with my subscription to Teabox! The teas were very fresh and exceptionally bold. Although this month’s box was full of what might be called “English Breakfast Tea” – robust, hearty black teas with a strong tannic bite that was mellowed with sugar and milk (I use half-and-half) – they showed little likeness to my standard PG Tips. They had various flavor notes such as fruit and caramel and provided lots of pep to get me going, The amount of tea in this subscription is generous and the shipping is very quick. If you are a tea lover then I would suggest giving this box a try!
What do you think of Teabox? I’d love to know your thoughts about this box!