Tea Box Express Subscription Review + Coupon– December 2016
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; save with longer subscriptions. Shipping is $5.99 per 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: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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.
Salt of the Earth Bakery “The Brownie” (3.2 oz) – Value $5
Each little square was 190 calories! But they were really good. I ate absolute junk over the holiday break (stayed within my calorie limits, though), including these. After I had one, I decided I needed to eat the other one immediately. I just did some extra exercise that evening to make up for it.
Artisan Sugars Christmas Stocking Sugar Shapes (12 count, 2 oz) – Value $6.50
How cute! (All the little shapes were inside the container buried in the crinkle paper. But, none of them broke so it works.) Each one is only 16 calories, too, so I have used them to sweeten Crio Bru without much guilt. (I don’t like to sweeten tea. But I have to sweeten Crio Bru so that is what I use all sweeteners from Tea Box Express for.) Check out the Artisan Sugars shop, too (linked above in the product name) – so many cute little sugar shapes.
Full Leaf Tea Company “White Christmas” Loose Leaf Tea (1 oz) – Value $7.48
This is a white tea with orange peel, almonds, rose petals, cinnamon, and apple. Sometimes if you brew tea with cinnamon for a long time, it becomes too strong, but this had just the perfect amount of cinnamon. I was a fan and I know this will completely disappear soon.
This was pretty weak, even after sitting there a long time. I don’t think the little silicone dude is the best infuser for full leaf teas. I am going to try this next time using a glass teapot with a large mesh infuser; I think it will work much better.
The Coin Laundry Kitchen Collection Tea Towel – Value $12
I don’t subscribe to any lifestyle boxes, so my tea towel collection is very small. This will be a nice addition. (I don’t really care that it is holiday-themed. I will use it during other times of the year because I’m like that.) It is very soft and quite large. (This is a small business and they are currently on holiday break so the shop has temporarily shut down, so no link. I found the tea towel prices via a cached page.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $30.98 for the December Tea Box Express. That is pretty close to the value of the box plus shipping. Do keep in mind that food-related boxes traditionally have low-to-even values and that this also includes some items from smaller producers. I personally am OK with the value because I never would’ve found out about most of these companies otherwise, so I value the discovery aspect. Plus, I enjoyed everything in the box.
What did you think of Tea Box Express? Do you get any tea subscriptions?