Amoda Tea is a premium tea subscription that sends hand-selected teas sourced from small, independent tea companies. There are two choices of box available — the Original Monthly Tea Box and The Low Caff. Both cost $20, have free shipping to Canada/US (no international shipping yet), and you can also add on some extra bonuses like a perfect teaspoon or extra tea bags. They also have a tasty tea guarantee — if you don’t like a tea in your box, they’ll replace it in your next box!
This is a review of the original box.
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Drink well. Be well.
Everything in my box!
Amoda sends a tea postcard that you can send to your tea drinking friends.
There is an insert that describes each tea in the box.
I always receive some biodegradable filters. This is loose leaf tea so you will need filters or a steeper/strainer of some sort.
All the teas! You can expect to receive 2 black teas, 1 green tea, and 1 herbal tea each month.
St. Fiacre’s Farm Coastal Cranberry Spice is the herbal tea for this month and is likened to drinking a mulled wine but without the wine!
The organic ingredients in this blend are hibiscus, lemongrass, cranberries, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Like most hibiscus teas it was very tart and also had some spicy flavor.
Natur El Tea Champagne Berry Bliss is the green tea and turned out to be my favorite for the month!
The base is sencha with goji berry pieces, rose essential oil, and natural champagne flavor. I’m not a champagne drinker so I’m not sure how that would translate into tea tastes but it did have sweet berry notes that I enjoyed.
Natur El Tea Blood Orange Puerh has more hibiscus along with a funky base of pu-erh tea, a fermented black tea with musty and sometimes earthy notes.
Hibiscus, orange peel, and oils from orange, grapefruit, and blood orange join the pu-erh base. The flavor was smokey and funky, with notes of mushroom and orange.
St Fiacre’s Farm Christmas Pudding Tea I lived in England for 2 years and can you believe that I never tried a Christmas Pudding? I can’t really speak for the flavor of the dessert, but this tea had an unusual flavor.
This is another all-organic blend of Oolong, Darjeeling, pu-erh, cinnamon, licorice root, orange peel, lemon peel, apricots, raisins, nutmeg, hibiscus, and “extracts”. I upped the tea to 1.5 teaspoons and found no trace of bitterness. It had a touch of spice and was a bit musty.
This was a festive month for Amoda and the teas were certainly unusual. Three of the flavors had hibiscus, maybe because it mimics the tartness of cranberries, but I’m not a fan of hibiscus teas. The green tea was my favorite, I loved tasting the bright flavor on a cold winter day. I think Amoda does a great job of introducing unique blends and am happy that I got to try flavors that I wouldn’t usually purchase for myself!
Which tea was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!