Field To Cup Tea Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
Field to Cup is a tea discovery service that sends you 7 high-quality loose leaf teas to try every month (28+ cups). Each box includes a steeping guide for each tea and membership perks.
Each tea comes in a resealable pouch that has the tea description printed on the outside. The pouch shows the specific steeping instructions for each tea blend and it includes cold brew instructions for each blend!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This review is of the Discovery Plus, $29.97 a month, box.
The Box: Field to Cup Tea Discovery Plus Box
The Cost: $24.97 for the Tea Discovery Box, $29.97 for the Tea Discovery Plus Box, and $39.97 for the Premium Tea Discovery Box.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save $20 (65% off) on your first month when you subscribe to the Tea Discovery Plus box!
The Products: 7 loose leaf teas (10gr each), 1 Customer Favorite tea: select from Green, Black or Herbal/Wellness (2oz), members-only 40% off teas from the current box, and a steeping guide with preparation instructions.
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Organic Irish Breakfast – Black Tea
This was my 2oz customer favorite tea of the month. I enjoyed this in the last box so I’m happy to have more of it! This tea is a 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale and the malt scent is really nice. There’s a very faint chocolate flavor that mixes well with the malt. I add a little creamer in this one because it is strong and it makes a great breakfast tea!
Ceylon Supreme – Black Tea
One of my 5g pouches this month was the Ceylon Supreme tea. Ceylon is a region in This is a Sri Lankan black tea with “notes of spice”. This was a really nice, simple black tea. I didn’t notice any spice that was too strong or discernible but it was a really smooth tea. I love when a tea is good enough on its own and I don’t have to any sweetener or creamer to it. This definitely fell into that category!
Cinnamon Spice – Rooibos Tea
This rooibos tea has a nice, almost nutty flavor. This works really well with the cinnamon and clove. I’ve been enjoying all the cinnamon teas from Field to Cup and this is no exception. It’s a 2 out of 3 on the caffeine scale and I enjoyed this with a splash of creamer. It’s an alternative to black tea or coffee for a morning drink.
Good Night – Wellness Tea
This month came with two wellness teas and both we really enjoyable! This Good Night tea, as expected, has a 0 out of 3 on the caffeine scale. The calming tea contains valerian root, mugwort, passionflower, chamomile, lavender, tulsi, and lemon verbena. The scent of the tea leaves on their own was so relaxing.
The flavors were all very light and comforting. I think this would actually taste great as a cold brew but I prefer hot tea to unwind at the end of the day. And this definitely does feel like a bedtime tea. The chamomile, lavender, and lemon verbena came through the strongest for me.
Vanilla Bean – Black Tea
This was one of my favorites teas in the January box. The ingredients are simply black tea and vanilla bean. The fresh vanilla bean scent of this tea is so strong and delicious. This has a steep time of 4 minutes and steep temperature of 200°. I loved this tea without any added creamer or sweetener, as the vanilla provides enough sweetness on its own. This would be an interesting iced tea to try and I think I may have to do that in the future. As a cold brew, a tiny bit of creamer would give this almost a dessert feeling.
Organic Super Antioxidant Berries – Fruit Tea
This tea was sampled in a previous box so I was excited to try it out again! The first time I tried this blend I did it as an iced tea. For cold tea, you add the tea to half a cup of boiling water, then dilute with cold water. The coloring of this tea is a pretty light pink and the scent from the elderberry, currants, rose hips, and hibiscus is beautiful. The flavor is really light and nice.
For this box, I went with a hot brew. This caffeine-free brew has a slightly longer steep time at 6 minutes and the hot brew creates a dark pink color. I found the flavor to be a little more robust in the hot brew so I’ll have to start trying more fruit teas hot!
Organic Bouquet – Green Tea
I think this would be an awesome iced tea. I’m tempted to get more of this because I can picture a big pitcher of this iced tea with orange slices. And the tea leaves are so pretty that I’d love to freeze some in ice cubes. But it’s good to note that brewing this as an iced tea is more of a time commitment with a 6-8 hour steep time!
Headache Relief – Wellness Tea
My second wellness tea is for headache relief. I didn’t have a headache when I tried this tea but I can see how it may help! The base of this tea is similar to a lot of other wellness teas with chamomile, lavender, elderflower, rose, and lemon verbena. These ingredients are always really soothing and this tea combines them with some peppermint, ginger, licorice, and willow bark. I always love the way peppermint and ginger can cut through the other flavors. While they give you a little kick, this tea has no caffeine so it’s still a nice tea to help you unwind.
Strawberry Deluxe – Black Tea
This black tea has a 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale. The ingredient list is simple – black tea, pieces of strawberry, and lemon essence. I went with a hot brew but I bet this would be really refreshing as an iced tea. The blend is really fragrant and the strawberry flavor is nice but not too strong. The lemon cuts through the strawberry so it’s not too sweet or sour. The strawberry is definitely more obvious in the fragrance instead of the taste. I don’t think I’ve come across a lot of black teas with fruit – in my personal experience, it’s often been fruit in a lighter tea. But I really liked this combination and I hope to try out some more black teas with fruit flavor.
Carrot Muffin – Fruit Tea
This was such an interesting tea! I haven’t seen a lot of tea with whole ingredients like this. This tea had pineapple chunks, apple pieces, carrot flakes, almonds, walnuts, coconut, and cinnamon. I assume that the larger chunks of nuts and fruit might be why it has a longer brew time at 8 minutes. I also had to cut down some of the large walnuts to fit in my infuser! This tea smells like a delicious baked dessert – almost like a carrot bread. The cinnamon and nut flavors are the strongest but the pineapple, apple, carrot, and coconut creates a smooth layer on top that.
Verdict: As always, this tea box feels like a great value at 40+ cups of tea for $29.97. The brewing instructions are always such a help and the variety of teas is great. This month introduced me to some new combinations like the Strawberry Deluxe black tea and the Carrot Muffin fruit tea. I liked that I had an even mix of black, green, fruit, and wellness tea. This felt like a really well-rounded box and I was able to find a few new teas to add to my collection so this box was a win for me!
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