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!
We scour the shelves of independent tea companies across North America to find unique teas, delicious blends and fun flavours. We offer a way to discover the hidden gems of the tea world, support the up-and-coming tea companies and taste the very best they have to offer.
This is a review of the original box.
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Drink well. Be well.
Everything in my box!
I always receive a bundle of disposable tea bags, or you can use a strainer, tea ball, etc.
I love the tea postcards that come in this box, they are always so pretty. Sometimes I prop them in a photo holder as a mini work of art.
There was a paper with info on the teas. May features flavors that are light and crisp.
Tay Tea Marry Me Again ($4) Ingredients and steeping instructions can be found on each package.
Black tea, violets, cornflowers, and lavender were in this tea and it smelled and tasted like Lady Grey tea, a lighter version of Earl Grey. I added some sugar and a bit of milk to tame the low acidity.
Nepali Tea Traders Sherpa Breakfast I love to start the day with a cup of classic black tea so this was perfect for my tastes. It is simply black tea grown in Nepal.
I steeped mine for 4 minutes and enjoyed the floral aroma and slight fruit flavor. I added sugar but milk wasn’t necessary.
Tay Tea Saba ($4) I was intrigued by the ingredients – lychee-infused green tea and jasmine flowers!
Make sure to keep the water just under the boil or the tea may turn bitter. This tea had a fruity-floral fragrance and flavor and would make a lovely iced tea.
Banff Tea Co. Blue Camomile I thought the term “blue” in the name of this herbal tea was just for show, but just wait until the last picture!
The tea is made of chamomile, blue pea flowers, linden flowers, and blackberry leaves. I usually add sugar to tea but didn’t need to with this one, which had a mostly chamomile flavor.
Imagine my surprise when I saw it was bright blue! This is a natural effect, and if you add a bit of lemon juice it will turn magenta!
I think the teas sent this month were some of my most favorite, and they were all tasty and natural. Amoda is a fun way to discover some brands that I might not have heard of before, mainly because Amoda is based in Canada. Each packet has enough for at least 3 cups of tea, and the variety adds to the value.
Which tea was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!