Field to Cup is a monthly tea subscription that lets you try several wonderful teas and provides a steeping guide so you can get the best cuppa. They have 3 different subscription options available at varying price points and with different amounts of tea, and in some cases you can even choose low-caffeine or black.
If you enjoy teas that are orthodox, and un-blended, you’ll enjoy our Adventurer. We still send two seasonal teas, so you get a taste of the season.
Our Discoverer gives you more of a tea type you love, and four other teas to enjoy throughout the month.
If you enjoy just a taste of tea, or maybe like exploring new teas periodically, you’ll enjoy the Explorer. It’s just enough tea to try something new, but not too much to overwhelm you.
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The first thing to do is pick which of the subscriptions you would like to receive! Two of the subscriptions give you the choice of black or low-caffeine, giving you 5 different subscription options. I am reviewing the Discoverer Black Box, which is $27.97 and includes a large pouch of black tea plus 4 other teas. This box sends enough for 60-96 cups of tea, depending on whether or not you re-steep your leaves. FYI: The price drops for longer subscriptions.
First look! There was a quick guide to the perfect cup on the inside of the lid.
I received a card…
…with the name of my subscription in the corner, plus a little info about the subscription level.
I received a steeping guide.
Each tea was listed, along with flavor notes, amount of caffeine, and steeping tips.
The back of the guide had a place for me to jot my own tasting notes. They have also listed the price for both a 10g sample or 3oz full-sized pack, which makes valuing the teas in the box a little hard, since most of them are 20g and the large bag is 40g.
The presentation was simple. I found 5 bags snuggled in black tissue paper and each bag featured all of the pertinent information. The bags are resealable and will keep the tea fresh for a while.
I am loving this assortment – I especially love black tea and found 3 bags of it, along with an herbal and an oolong.
All of my teas! Steeping instructions are found on all of the bags, along with hints on getting the water temperature right in case you don’t have a thermometer or programmable kettle (I don’t own either one of those).
I received some disposable filter bags, similar to the ones found here. Field To Cup only sends loose leaf teas so you need a way to steep your teas effectively. I use a Teavana Perfecttea maker, but you can always use more disposable bags, a strainer, a stainless steel tea ball, or a French press.
Field To Cup Black Tea Organic Nilgiri Silk I always start my day with a cup of classic black tea, and this fits the bill perfectly. It was the largest bag sent in my monthly box.
I followed the steeping directions and found my cup to have light tannins and a medium mouthfeel. My tea was amber after steeping and the tea was a bit tangy. Milk and sugar made it a wonderful start to the morning. This tea may be re-steeped.
Field To Cup Black Tea Organic Rose Estate Oh, what a feminine take on Earl Grey tea!
Assam tea is mixed with bergamot and rose petals. It smelled lovely and had a wonderful floral flavor. I added milk and sugar and held my pinky out for this afternoon delight.
Field To Cup Black Blend Black Currant Creme turned out more like an herbal tea than a traditional black tea.
Rooibos is one of the stars and means that the black tea wasn’t up front. It had more of a citrus flavor than I was expecting from the name.
Field To Cup Oolong Tea You’ve probably heard of black, green, and white teas. Oolong would fall in between black and green in that list.
I forgot the first step, which is to rinse the tea with hot water, quickly dump the water, and then steep with almost boiling water. The flavor was strong and while I’m not quite sure what muscatel tastes like (grapes?), I did find this to be not as strong as black, and not as light as green. I didn’t taste any bitterness, although I did add sugar to my taste.
Field To Cup Herbal Tea Wild Woods I always appreciate an herbal or fruit tea in this subscription, since they are a nice way to end the day without worrying about the effects of caffeine.
Look at those ingredients! Big pieces of walnuts and cinnamon, plus rosemary and even little sugary stars!
I had to show the cup of steeped tea, isn’t it lovely? Pretty in pink! I thought I was drinking a walnut spice cookie, it was a very indulgent way to end my evening.
I always love to see Field To Cup in my mailbox! The flavor combos are always interesting and inventive, plus they taste amazing! Most of the teas can be re-steeped, some can be steeped several times if you are using the gong fu method. The bags are resealable and I appreciate that all the info I need is on the bag, for easy reference when I am looking to make a cup.
What do you think of this month’s box? Let me know which tea want to steep!