Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review – May 2015
Tea Box Express is a monthly box of tea goodies. Each month brings a new box that always includes brand-name tea (whole leaf tea, either in loose leaf or pyramid bag form) and three or four tea accessories and paraphernalia.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Tea Box Express
The Cost: $25.50 for month-to-month, $74 for 3 months, and $139 for 6 months. Shipping is $5.99/month.
The Products: 1 quality tea and 3 or 4 accessories per month
Ships To: US
Each box comes with a card that describes the month’s theme and the items in the box. This month’s theme is “Spring in Portland.” Portland is definitely popular amongst subscription boxes!
Plum Deluxe Oregon Breakfast Black Tea – 1 oz, value: $7
Plum Deluxe Afternoon High Tea White Tea – 1 oz, value: $7
I was excited when I saw a brand I’m familiar with in this box! I know Plum Deluxe from their own subscription service. I’ve found their teas to be flavorful and I’ve liked just about every one I’ve tried. These 1-oz tea packets make 15-20 cups and all of their teas are organic, fair-trade, and non-GMO. The ingredients listed for the breakfast tea are “Black Tea, Honeybush Tea, Orange Peels, Hazelnut Essence, Love, Gratitude” – a cute reminder to start your day with some good vibes! The white tea sounds really nice and fruity; its ingredients are White Peach Tea, Apricot Pieces, Marigold Petals, Pear Essence.
Bee Local Artisan Honey – 4 oz, value: $7
For some reason I love getting artisan honey in tea subscription boxes. I will never go back to the plastic bear from the store again! This honey just adds a little extra delicious flavor to tea, is raw, single-origin, and gently filtered to help keep it as good for you as possible.
McTavish Lavender Shortbread Minis – 4 oz, value: $3.50
Shortbread anything is usually a win for me. I wasn’t sure if I’d like the lavender in these, but they’re actually really good! They’re definitely best with a cup of tea, naturally, since it really compliments the lavender.
Flower Pot Floating Tea Infuser – value: $12?
I can’t find this infuser online, so I’m estimating the value from similar ones. I think this is really cute! Personally, I don’t prefer novelty tea infusers, but I have a friend who would absolutely love this.
The Verdict: Overall, I liked this month’s Tea Box Express. The value adds up to $36.50, which is a good value for this box. I know I’ll use everything but the infuser, which I know will be loved by a friend of mine, so it’s a win for me.
What do you think about Tea Box Express?