Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review – January 2016
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).
Subscription Box: Tea Box Express
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: Save 20% off your first month with coupon code “MSA20”!
Ships To: US
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Each box comes with a card that describes the month’s theme and the items in the box.
Fancy Fortune Cookies Gourmet Fortune Cookies – 3 cookies, value: $2.22 total
What a fun treat! My husband and I really enjoyed these. The far left cookie was a normal fortune cookie but chocolate covered, the middle was red velvet, and the right one was lemon, I think? They were all tasty.
These were the fortunes! I like “the future is not googleable,” but the last one is, uh, a little concerning! Haha.
Village Tea Company Loose Leaf Teasers in Cherry Me Bloom Roobios with Acai – 9 grams, value: $3.25
Village Tea Company Loose Leaf Teasers in Gentle Organic Lemon Ginger Green Tea – 9 grams, value: $3.25
Village Tea Company Loose Leaf Teasers in Sweet Grace Vanilla Roobios – 9 grams, value: $3.25
The packaging for these tea “teasers” is great, and it’s recycled. They’re so cute, and I like that they’re samples – I often can’t get through a whole tin of new tea before getting bored and putting it in the back of the cupboard for a while.
Here’s what the tea inside looks like.
Village Tea Company Mobile Tea Pot – value: $24.99
I love getting accessories like this in sub boxes. This “mobile tea pot” is a double-walled water bottle that has a tea infuser mesh top. You put the tea inside the glass, then pour hot water in and put the mesh infuser bit on top. Then, once it’s steeped, you pour it into your mug and enjoy leaf-free! Or, if you’re like me and you often just leave the tea/tea bag in, you can just drink from this and the mesh will strain the leaves from what you sip. This has a nice heavy feel to it, too, so I like the quality.
Here’s each of the tea pot’s pieces so you can better see what I’m talking about.
Verdict: The value for this month’s Tea Box Express adds up to $37, which is a good value for this box, so I’m happy – especially because I like everything in the box. I think that this box tends to be more about curation and discovery than a huge value, so if you’re considering this sub, just keep that in mind.
What do you think about Tea Box Express?