Field To Cup Tea Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 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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Golden Spice Delight – Wellness Tea
I’ve been on a huge turmeric kick lately so I was excited to see this tea. I blend my own turmeric and ginger tea sometimes but I’ve never added black pepper or cinnamon to the mix. Since I’ve been making turmeric tea a lot lately, I decided to go with the traditional preparation instructions. I used coconut milk for this and I really liked it. I think a nut milk would really add to this as well. The color of this tea is beautiful and the pepper added so much to the flavor! I hadn’t thought of using black pepper to tea before but I’ll definitely try it out more often now. I loved the creaminess of the traditional preparation. If strong ginger or black pepper isn’t your thing – be warned! Those flavors are really strong. I enjoyed this pumped up version of my regular turmeric tea.
Dried Apricot was one of my favorite teas from the October box so I was happy to see this again. I loved the scent of this tea. The fruit flavor from the mango and apricot give a slight sweetness to this black tea. This tea is a 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale. This has a short steep time of 3 minutes and a higher brewing temperature of 212°. I tend to use these larger bags as breakfast teas and this fruity black tea will fit right in.
Grey Day – Black Tea
This is just black tea with bergamot essence. I love the smell of bergamot and sometimes teas with simple ingredients are the best. This brews in 4 minutes at 205° and is a 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale. This tastes just as you would expect – black tea with the slightest hint of bergamot. I think bergamot is so hard to describe but it’s reminiscent of orange without the acidity. It also has such a nice aroma. In a box that has so many new and unexpected flavors, this is a nice staple.
Lemon & Lemon – Rooibos Tea
I was excited to try this because I love anything lemon and this didn’t disappoint. This is a really simple tea that includes rooibos, lemongrass, and calendula petals. The lemon essence is strong without ever feeling sour. Rooibos tea does always taste refreshing to me and the lemon adds a nice twist. Plus, rooibos and calendula both have a plethora of health benefits which is a nice bonus. While I loved this without anything added, I did try it with a bit of honey because warm honey and lemon tea is always a winner to me. This caffeine-free tea had a pretty standard brew temperature of 205° and steep time of 5 minutes. This is really soothing as a hot tea but I can imagine that this would be a delicious iced tea.
Organic Daydreamers’ Blend – Green Tea
This green tea contains some of my favorite ingredients – cinnamon, clove, ginger, peppermint, and lemon myrtle. This is an extremely light green tea with really delicate flavors that come through. I get a nice amount of the lemon myrtle, peppermint, and ginger. The other, sometimes stronger, ingredients like cinnamon, clove, and ginger are not as strong but add some depth to this blend. This is a 2 out of 3 on the caffeine scale and brew in 4 minutes at 180°. I always enjoy these types of teas iced but I only tried this as a hot tea. If you do want this iced it has an iced tea brew time of 6-8 hours. I’m sure this smooth and light flavor would transfer well to an iced tea. If you prefer really strong tea this probably isn’t the blend for you but I sometimes like a lighter tea, especially if I’m drinking it with a meal.
Almond Praline – Black Tea
This was the first of two almond teas featured in this month’s box. This almond tea is a black tea and features cocoa husks and blackberry leaves. This blend has a sweet scent and brews in 4 minutes at 212°. A 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale, this tastes like dessert but definitely woke me up! After drinking so many lighter teas in this box, the black tea felt strong to me. The almond and cocoa complement each other nicely. I added the tiniest bit of creamer to this and it felt like a dessert tea to me but without too much sweetness. This is the type of tea that I love to have when I’m reading a book or watching a movie on a lazy Sunday.
Jump Start – Wellness Tea
The Wellness Tea’s are always really interesting blends. This one includes rooibos, lemongrass, cinnamon, orange peel, chickweed, rosehips, eleuthero, dandelion root, and tulsi. This has a slightly longer steep time of 7 minutes. This caffeine-free blend had a really nice earthy scent. This had a really mild flavor. I feel like I got tiny hints of cinnamon, orange, and lemon but mostly it tasted like a straightforward rooibos tea. It was super smooth though and I never even thought about adding any creamer or sweetener – always a sign of a good tea for me. This is another one that I would be curious to have as iced tea. I think the mild yet full flavor would transfer well to an iced tea.
Pearadox – Green Tea
This green tea is a 2 out of 3 on the caffeine scale so I’ve been drinking this with my breakfast. The ingredients are incredibly simple – rolled green tea and pear flavoring. I really like the simplicity of this blend. This only required a 175° brewing temperature and a steeping time of 2 minutes. I accidentally brewed my first cup for about 5 minutes but it didn’t feel too strong at all. This tasted like a plain green tea at first and then I got the pear aftertaste. I tried this as both a hot and iced tea. This is one of those blends that you should let steep for 6-8 hours when you make it as an iced tea. That feels like such a long time but I just let it sit overnight and then I had a refreshing iced green tea with my breakfast. I’m a big fan of green tea and the hint of fruit was a nice treat.
Roasted Almond – Fruit Tea
The second almond tea in this box is a fruit tea. The only ingredients are apple, almonds, cinnamon, and beetroot. I love the blends where you can see whole ingredients. This does smell just like apple and cinnamon with a nice nuttiness. This is the longest steep time of the teas in this box, clocking in at 12 minutes! This is a caffeine free tea and worth the wait. The flavor feels mild at first and almond is the first thing that comes through. But the apple and cinnamon add the perfect accents. This felt like drinking a delicious baked apple. This was one of my favorites in the box.
Verdict: This month gave me a lot of new, interesting flavors. As always, I loved the green teas that were included and I really enjoyed receiving two vastly different almond teas. My favorites from this box were the Roasted Almond, Pearadox, and Golden Spice Delight. They were all so different and I love how Field to Cup manages to include something that will fit any palette. While my favorites were some of the different flavors, I also really liked the Grey Day. Field to Cup creates interesting blends but they also do the standards really well. I have yet to try a tea from them I didn’t enjoy so I can’t wait to see what’s to come!
What do you think of Field to Cup? What’s your favorite tea this month?