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 received my monthly tea postcard. Usually I can send these to a friend through the mail but this one had info on the back.
There is a new tea curator at Amoda!
Amoda always has a sheet with the featured teas listed and gives tasting notes too. It’s still summer and according to Amoda, each of this month’s selections can be enjoyed hot or iced.
I always receive a set of disposable, compostable tea bags. Just place your tea in the bag, steep in hot water, then dispose of responsibly. If you are not into tea bags then just keep in mind that Amoda sends loose leaf tea and you will need a way to steep those leaves.
Let’s try them out!
T By Daniel What? A Melon! Tea smells like a watermelon Jolly Rancher and almost tastes the same.
Aren’t the safflower petals pretty? Oolong is a pretty strong flavored tea and I added sugar to make the grassy note recede some.
Happi Tea Melody Tea Herbal teas are kind of an afterthought to me – I drink them in the evening because I don’t want caffeine at night. Well let me tell you that this tea was delicious and I would reach for this tasty tisane regularly.
It has tulsi, rooibos, lemongrass, lemon peel, and black peppercorns. The flavor was so good, with herbal, almost minty notes along with touches of lemon. I added sugar and it was like dessert to my taste buds.
T By Daniel Cutecumber Green Tea is another mostly melon flavored tea, with a green tea base.
It has slices of cucumber in it but the predominant flavor is sweet melon. I didn’t even need to add sugar, it was very tasty.
The Monarch Tea Anniversary Blend Tea was inspired by a combo of a chocolate covered strawberry and Earl Grey tea! It has black tea with fruity flavors and a dash of chocolate.
I am not a fan of hibiscus in tea and it was too sour to drink without sugar and then I went and added milk. Turns out this was a wonderfully delicious tea and the hibiscus added just the right touch to this delightful cup.
As always I found some surprising hits in my Amoda Tea box! I usually gravitate towards black teas but the green teas this month were fruity and light and the herbal was an absolute delight. I like that these blends could also be enjoyed over ice and I thought the quality of each tea was high.
Which tea was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!