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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I can’t wait to see what’s inside!
Everything in my box!
I received a tea postcard, which doubles as desk art.
I received a sheet with all of my flavors listed, along with a discount code. The flavors this month are an ode to Canada, where this box originates.
I found some disposable tea bags. The teas sent are loose leaf so be prepared to use the bags or some other way to steep the tea without getting leaves in your cup.
Amoda sends tea blends, so expect some exciting flavors!
Geek + Tea Dark Side Tea I love a dark tea and if it’s inspired by Star Wars? Even better! I am old enough to remember going to the theater to see the very first movie of the franchise, and it’s still one of my all-time favorites!
Oh yeah, we were talking about tea. This one isn’t as dark as some black teas, but it definitely has a smoky note thanks to the pan-roasted lapsang souchong. Maple syrup is strong in this one, and I will save the rest of my sample for fall, because it is meant for cooler days and for sipping next to a fire. No bitter tannins were detected, no sugar was needed, and milk would make it taste flat.
Vedic Teas Crimson Guava Tea A green tea has just enough caffeine to get me through the afternoon, plus, like black tea, it has antioxidants and this flavor has a bonus hit of vitamin C thanks to the berries and fruit.
The base is sencha green tea and goji berries, mango pieces, and jasmine flowers lend it a lightly floral and tropical flavor profile. It was delicious and I bet this would be awesome steeped double strength and poured over ice.
Geek + Tea Vitamin C Booster Tea I am up for trying anything that will get my immune system up right now!
Apple, hibiscus, orange peel, scotch heather, sumac, and rose hip are the ingredients. It turned a light pink color after steeping and had a cranberry juice sort of taste, but then most teas with hibiscus taste that way to me. I think it would be good iced, as suggested, fruity and tart.
Teadore A Loose Leaf Company Great Divide Tea is made of plants found on the Canadian Great Divide Trail!
Lemon balm, raspberry leaf, and currants are a few of the ingredients and the flavor was very mellow and more grassy than berry. You are supposed to use 2 teaspoons for each cup according to the Teadore website, not 1 teaspoon as shown on the front of this pack.
Amoda sends interesting and unique blended teas every month! I was especially happy with the Crimson Guava and Vitamin C Booster teas this month. I really liked the Canadian theme, what a cool idea! I also adore that Amoda adds a new vendor every month so I can discover different tea blenders and shops!
Which tea was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!