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TeaBook Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Teabook is a subscription that brings you premium loose leaf tea every month.

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Teabook kindly provided this box to us at no cost. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Teabook

The Cost: $24.99 per month

COUPON: Use code NEWADDICTION10 to save 10% off all subscriptions!

The Products: Pre-portioned packets of loose leaf tea (and no added fillers or flavors).

Ships to: US (free)

Check out other great tea subscriptions in the Drinks Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Teabook to your subscription list or wishlist!

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There wasn’t a traditional information card; rather, there was a card with directions on how to use the tumbler that comes with the box (see below).

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Teabook Double-Walled Glass Tea Tumbler – Value $24.99

This is BPA free (BPA is one of the few “chemicals” I actually try to avoid).  It kept my tea warm for a very long time.  And there is a filter top so you don’t swallow tea leaves.  When you subscribe to Teabook, you’ll get one of these in your first package.  But, they’re also available in the Teabook shop in case you want another.  Mine came with a replacement o-ring for the cap. too.

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Green Tip Mao Jian Tea from Changde (Hunan Province), 8 packets – Value $9.77

This is a green tea in the Chinese style.  I regularly buy a similar product so I was happy to see this.  I am not sure if this is the intended use, but I find if you brew this in the tumbler and make it really strong, it is a pretty good appetite suppressant…

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Bai Hao Oolong Tea (Oriental Beauty) from Ningde (Fujian Province), 8 packets – Value $9.77

I used to think I wasn’t a fan of oolongs.  It turns out I was brewing them too long (at least for my taste).  So I actually made this in a different tea infuser, where you can remove the leaves after a bit.  And it was just a very clean, warm flavor that I loved.  This tea is a bit easier to take than the green tea, if you are not used to Chinese style teas.

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Teabook Special Collection Mu Dan King Tea from Fuding (Fujian Province) – Value $2 (?)

Every month with Teabook, you’ll get a single bonus bag of a special collection tea.  I don’t know much about this one because it’s not available on the Teabook site, but I did enjoy it.  It was light and refreshing.  (Without having much information, my best guess from a Google search is that this is a white tea, which I only discovered after the fact.  So in retrospect, I probably could’ve made this in the Teabook tumbler.)

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Here’s a picture of the green tea in the tumbler.  It did get a bit darker than this (blame the lighting in my kitchen…).

Verdict:  I calculated a value of $46.53 for the May Teabook.  That is definitely good from a value perspective, although of course every month won’t have the tumbler.  But I learned a few things this month (such as I had been using way too many tea leaves when making loose leaf tea in the past) and I appreciate the chance to try small batch and exclusive teas.  I think this box is best for people who (1) drink a lot of hot tea and (2) enjoy straight up tea in the Chinese style (as opposed to or in addition to flavored teas from Stash, Tazo, Numi, etc.).  Luckily, I am one of those people so this box was a great fit for me, personally.

What did you think of Teabook?  Do you get any tea subscriptions?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. OK I just have to comment how RIDICULOUSLY nice these people are.
    1. When you call, you immediately talk to an actual person, without having to press a bunch of buttons to get transferred & be on hold for 30 minutes.
    2. My first box was delayed by just few days (not their fault, the tracking # clearly said there’s delay to USPS error), so I ended up being automatically charged for the 2nd month before receiving the 1st month box. My fault since I should have put the sub on hold or cancelled if I wanted to try the 1st box before being charged for the 2nd, but I just totally forgot. I decided to email them anyway to see if they can adjust this. And guess what? They’ve refunded my 2nd box and STILL shipped me that 2nd box for free!
    3. And last but not least, I tried my 1st box yesterday and LOVED the tea.

    If you know me around the blog, you’d know I rarely rave about any company, but this sub definitely won me over.

    • Thanks for letting us know! Always great to hear good customer care stories!! 🙂

  2. This looks like a tea subscription I might enjoy! I had a similar tumbler from Amazon that I dropped so I need a replacement. Plus, I love whole leaf, loose tea. This is going on my wish list!

    • I am subscribed to Muse Monthly and love her tea choices. They are usually flavored so this would be a good way to get basic tea.

  3. Ragan, very informative review. You learn so I learn! I am a big iced tea drinker so my problem is steeping a bit too long which helps keep the flavor with ice melt, but can impart a strong tannin flavor so I put just a pinch of baking soda in the brewing water (I brew a large pitcher at a time) to neutralize the acidity.

  4. I’ve been looking for a tea subscription box. Looks like I’ll be subscribing to this one! Great post!

  5. Awesome! Tea infusing tumblers are $20+ on amazon so this is worth it for at least the first month. Just signed up, thanks! I can always drink more tea 🙂

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