Tea Sparrow is a monthly subscription that delivers four packs of high quality tea to your doorstep! The teas are free from artificial ingredients and have been specially selected by tea tasters who then send you the best of the best. You can choose from an assortment of traditional loose-leaf teas or go with caffeine-free herbals if you like. Either way the subscription costs $20 a month.
With your Tea Sparrow subscription, you’ll receive 4 select loose-leaf teas each month: one black, one green, one rooibos and one herbal tea. You can expect about 35 cups of tea per month: more than enough to spread the love or completely hoard for yourself.
I obviously messed up when opening the box, I had no idea there was info inside the actual box!
The inside had a welcome greeting. By the way, this is my very first box from Tea Sparrow!
They also included a chart of water temperatures and steeping times for each type of tea. A general rule of thumb is that black, rooibos, and herbal are relatively safe to let steep for five minutes or longer using boiling water. With green, white, and oolong you want to avoid over-steeping and never use boiling water as they will become bitter.
The information sheet is simple and describes each tea.
The bags were completely sealed and held generous amounts of tea.
Everything in my box! Keep in mind that Tea Sparrow sends loose leaf tea and you will need a way to steep the leaves. You can use disposable bags, reusable tea infusers, a steeping system, a strainer, or a French press.
Raspberry Vanilla Rooibos (Herbal) I want to point out that the front of the bag lists the ingredients and steeping instructions. As for this tea, I am not one to reach for rooibos but that is just a personal preference. Rooibos, a caffeine-free bush, makes for a hearty herbal tea base while raspberry and vanilla flavors help give it a slightly less hay/grass/wood-like flavor. It is such a pretty color when steeped, too.
Walnut Green Tea (Green tea with caffeine) Sencha green tea is blended with pineapple, toffee bits, and walnuts to provide a light, fruity, and aromatic cup of tea that is perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
Organic Almond Cherry (Black tea with caffeine) Black tea is always my first choice so I was excited to see this flavor in my box. Black tea, dried cherries, and natural flavorings gave this a fruity flavor, and I felt like it needed a bit of sugar, and that made it taste like an indulgent dessert. It doesn’t mention safflower petals in the ingredients, but I am pretty sure that is what the longer orange pieces are in the above picture.
Alpine Currants (Herbal) is another fruity tea with berry flavors. It has currants, hawthorn berries, blackberry leaves, and other natural flavors and was a touch tangy to my taste buds.
I thought the teas in my very first Tea Sparrow box were delicious and full of interesting blends and flavors. I thought the quality was wonderful and the ingredients were all real, no artificial anything. Three of the blends were berry flavored while one was a tropical green tea with nutty nuances. I look forward to seeing what types of flavors they will send in future boxes, I would love to know if they send single-ingredient teas or just blends!
What do you think of this month’s box?