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Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016

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Tea Box Express is a monthly box of tea goodies! Rather than just having tea and nothing else, you’ll get a few edible treats and accessories as well.


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.

COUPON: Use coupon code MSA20 for 20% off your first month!

The Products: Quality teas, edible goodies like cookies, and a couple of accessories

Ships to: US

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There wasn’t a traditional information card with this box but there was a card with a link to find out more about the items in the box.


Grey Ghost Bakery Chocolate Cayenne Cookies (1.4 oz) – Value $2

Chocolate and cayenne actually go really well together. I just ate these plain (well, OK, shared with my husband since I am counting calories) but I think they would go really well with some Maya Crio-Bru.

Grey Ghost Bakery Molasses Spice Cookies (1.4 oz) – Value $2

About the only way I can take molasses is in cookies like this. These remind me of fall and cooler weather for some reason (perhaps just wishful thinking, since it has been in the 90s all week here).

Grey Ghost Bakery Almond Toffee Cookies (1.4 oz) – Value $2

I think these were my favorites of the cookies. I was surprised as I didn’t think I was a toffee fan, but these may have changed my mind about that!


Oliver Pluff & Co. Blackberry Black Tea Blend (3 oz) – Value $12.95

This is a loose black tea blend. The fruit is really subtle and almost present more as an aftertaste. I think I am on my third cup of the day of this as I write this review. I have taken this to work and it will probably be gone in under a month.


Here’s what the loose tea looks like.


And here it is brewed. Please forgive the kitchen counter clutter in the background of the photo.


Oliver Pluff & Co. Cacao Mint Tea (1.5 oz) – Value $10

This is a caffeine-free tea with only two ingredients – cacao and mint! I love the flavor although I don’t think I used quite enough the first time around. I’ll be trying it again soon at higher strength.

Fox Run Brands Metal Tea Strainer – Value $7.71

I have like a half dozen of these. I think I will bring it in to the office so I have an extra one there. The price seems a bit high for this type of item but that is what it is selling for on Amazon. (Not from a third party seller, either.)


Here is the loose tea.


And here is the tea brewed. (This is the cup that was too weak. I expect it’ll have a little darker color next time.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of $36.66 for the July Tea Box Express. That is a little better than the monthly price plus shipping, and I never would have discovered either the cookies or the tea brand without this box – now I’m a big fan of both! I drink a lot of tea every day and so does my husband, so a subscription like this would be totally worth the price for my household.

What did you think of Tea Box Express? 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).
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  1. If you sub to this box for any length of time you will find yourself drowning in tea strainers. They can’t find something else to put in a tea box, for heavens sake???

    • Hello Melissa and thank you for your feedback.

      Tea Box Express boxes always include a variety of interesting products in addition to the tea; sometimes this is an infuser or strainer. We’ve included reusable tea infusing devices in two boxes this year: January and July. Our boxes contain whole leaf tea and we want to be mindful of those who may not already own an infuser. It is true that, in the past, tea infusers made more frequent appearances, however this has not been the case for the past seven months.

      • Oh! Good to hear. Maybe I will re-sub, then. I unsubbed because I was drowning in infusers and they are a hassle to swap because they are such a low ticket item. Thanks!!

        • Understandable Melissa! There is definitely not an infuser in the August box 🙂

  2. I seem to have collected a lot of tea strainers over the years, and love using the metal/mesh ones (like you received) to dust powdered sugar or flour when baking.

  3. I am looking for a tea box to subscribe to! My husband and I both drink several cups of tea per day. I typically order tea forte through amazon at about $11 for 2 oz. We go through a couple of cans of loose leaf per month, as well as a couple of boxes of tea bags from Trader Joes. It appears as though the value would be there for a 6-month subscription! I am hoping to see a coupon code for a long subscription for 1 or more tea subscriptions around Thanksgiving.

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