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.
The presentation is very simple, just a couple of cards on top.
I received a card from Tea Box Express.
There is some info on how to share your box pictures on social media for a chance to win a free box!
I handed the mail to my daughter and when we got out of the car she had tea all over her (and my car). It turned out one of the bags of tea came open during the trip to my mailbox.
Everything in my box (minus the busted bag of tea)!
Yikes, what a mess! The tea was packed in brown paper bags and I guess the bottom came open.
Suffern Laser Mesh Pincer Spoon Tea Infuser (Find similar item here, $5.82) You can expect a tea infuser every so often in this box. Loose leaf tea only takes a bit more time to steep than a tea bag depending on what kind of accessories you use.
This is a classic pincer steeper but with a longer handle than any I have in my kitchen, about 7.5″ long from one end to the other.
Just squeeze the handles and place the tea inside, then place it in a cup or mug and pour the hot water over top. When the tea is finished steeping you can remove the spoon and either discard the tea, or set the spoon on a plate so you can re-steep the leaves if you like. The mesh on this strainer is very fine but I don’t think the bowl is big enough to hold loose leaf tea, the tea wouldn’t have enough room to expand. Herbal teas, like the ones sent this month, might work perfectly in here though. CTC cut teas might also work well since they are very fine. Personally, I use a Teavana Perfectea maker so I will pass this along to a friend.
A seed-bearing lollipop is an organic candy with edible herbs and flowers that weave throughout. After devouring, you can plant the biodegradable stick in soil horizontally, cover with a layer of top soil, water daily, and grow a herb or flower.
Ingredients are listed on the back of each lollipop and I plan on sticking the stick in my garden and seeing if anything grows, but my daughter is the one who gets to eat the candy first.
Coconut Energy Bar Chocolate Blonde Coconut Dark Chocolate ($1.98) Where have these been all my life??? I love chocolate and coconut and they go together wonderfully in this energy bar.
Coconut, almonds, and dark chocolate chips plus just a few more all-natural ingredients are in this hockey puck shaped treat. It’s very tasty and sweet, plus that hit of chocolate. Yum!
Tea Chai Té #57 Immunity ($5.98) Right now we are in the middle of a flu outbreak in my area, and one of the schools where I sub even has whooping cough! I am up to date on my shots but I also rely on herbs and foods to help my body build immunity and hopefully stay well.
Rose hips have vitamin C, goldenseal and echinacea may boost the immune system, and Oregon grape root has benefits similar to goldenseal. I did discover that products containing those two similar herbs should be used to fight an active cold, as using them long-term may mess with the intestinal flora. I enjoyed a cup for testing purposes and it had a pleasant minty flavor and I didn’t even need to add sugar. I’m saving the rest of my stash for the inevitable cold.
Tea Chai Té #60 Be Swell ($5.98) I didn’t test this tea since the bag wasn’t sealed, but it sure does smell nice! It may help sooth a sore throat and provide stuffy nose relief. Be careful if you have high blood pressure, as licorice can raise BP. Cherry bark and slippery elm may help with a cough.
Please note: Be careful when using natural herbal products as they may cause side effects. Please use with care and if you are pregnant or nursing or have a chronic medical condition make sure to check with your doctor before using.
Heartspring Co. Lavender + Honey Lip Balm ($6) is a very nice lip balm made of all-natural ingredients.
The ingredients are listed on the side of the container.
This stuff is very moisturizing and I love the lavender and honey flavor. I enjoy the scent of lavender and this is the real stuff. My lips felt very soft after using and it went on smoothly without breaking or feeling hard.
It’s too bad one of my teas was busted but overall I was happy with the all-natural theme going on this month! I think it was cool that Tea Box Express included some teas that might help us either fight off illness or possibly help recover a bit quicker. The snack was amazing and my daughter liked the lollipops. The steeper was pretty neat and the lip balm will be my go-to item before bed, since lavender may help promote relaxation.
What do you think of Tea Box Express? I’d love to know your thoughts about this box!