Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review – October 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
COUPON: Use coupon code “MSA20” for 20% off you first month!
Ships To: US
Each box comes with a card that describes the month’s theme and the items in the box.
Madecasse Madagascar Chocolate, Sea Salt & Nibs – 2.64 oz, value: $5.99
This chocolate is amazing. I actually just ate the last piece as I write this! It’s 62% dark, has sea salt and crunchy cocoa nibs, and fruity notes.
This Bar Saves Lives, Wild Blueberry Pistachio – 1.52 oz, value: $2.08
This Bar Saves Lives, Madagascar Vanilla Almond & Honey – 1.52 oz, value: $2.08
These bars are all-natural, GMO free, gluten free, fair trade, and bee friendly (I’ve never seen that before!). For every bar bought, their non-profit partner makes a packet of food to send to countries in need, to help prevent malnutrition in children. These flavors are quite good and I love their cause. They have a dark chocolate, cherry, and sea salt I’d love to try!
Golden Moon Tea, Madagascar Vanilla – 2.5 oz, value: $3.99
I haven’t tried this tea yet but the website’s description makes it sound delicious:
“Madagascar mixes rich black tea with slices of real vanilla bean to produce a deep flavor that incorporates notes of dark rum, sweet earth and tropical flowers. Both smooth and exotic, this tea is great served with buttered toast as a special morning treat.”
Monkey Hanging Tea Infuser With Drip Plate – value: $8.97
This tea infuser is cute, but in the last two or three boxes have also had tea infusers in them. They’re cute with the themes, but I really don’t need that many or a new one that often.
Verdict: The value for this month’s Tea Box Express adds up to $23.11. I’m not happy with that value, especially because the infuser that I won’t use is the largest chunk of that, and I wouldn’t personally pay the price of the sub for a tin of tea, a chocolate bar, and a couple snack bars. However but I am glad to have found a couple new treats that I really like. I think that this box tends to be more about curation than a huge value, and we’ll see how next month’s box is.
What do you think about Tea Box Express?