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Amoda Tea Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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Amoda Tea is a monthly tea subscription. Every month, they send you loose-leaf teas that have been blended in small batches and sourced from craft tea companies across the continent. Their goal is to simplify your tea discovering and send you the best blends they’ve found.

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: Amoda Tea

The Cost: $20 a month + $7 US shipping

COUPON: Use code SUBADDICT40 to save 40% off your first box!

The Products: 4 different teas, and 10 loose leaf tea bags. There is also a Low Caff option “for light sleepers” that’s the same price. “Each tea pouch has enough tea for 3-5 cups of tea.”

Ships to: US & Canada. Shipping (recently updated): Within BC and Alberta: $5 with free shipping over $50, Manitoba and Saskatchewan: $7 with free shipping over $75, Remaining Eastern Canadian, Yukon, and the Territories: $7 with free shipping over $75, USA: $7 with free shipping over $75.

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Every Amoda Tea box comes with an info card that lists and describes each tea blend featured. It also has a coupon code for 15% off any tea order.

Plus this one came with a cute little postcard to send another tea lover!

Perfectly Pear White Tea – Value $3.00?

I love the fruity smell of this white tea. The flavor creeps up on you and forms a more full (yet still subtle) pear flavor once you take a sip. I prefer a delicate white tea, mainly because I am sensitive to caffeine and like drinking tea in the evening.

Strawberry Shortcake Rooibos Tea – Value $3.00?

The flavor here was a little subtle for me. I didn’t pick up on the full body of strawberry shortcake even though I followed the directions on the package (which I love that they provide) that called for 1 teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water. I couldn’t find this particular flavor on their site for sale either, so maybe this one is new or exclusive to the box?

Madagascar Dream (Black Tea) – Value $3.00?

WOW. Fantastic flavor coming our of this black tea. I could pick up on the vanilla right away. This is by far my favorite, so maybe subconsciously I gravitate towards black tea instead? Who knew? They used fair-trade organic cacao shells in this which I can also taste. Really beautiful sweet tastes all around!

Spring Blossom Baozhong (Oolong Tea) – Value $3.00

By far the most visually stunning of the teas, this tea can be re-steeped, which is great! It also has a more specific temperature for the water. I love seeing the yellow flowers among the twisted green leaves. The smell of this Oolong tea is a little earthy, and the notes of jasmine flowers are coming through for me. It lingers on my tongue a bit too, which is comforting.

Sooo happy they include loose leaf tea bags because there is no way that I normally would have those lying around.

Verdict: Amoda Teas are delightful, and the packaging and presentation are top notch, but I question if the value is there for me. Although the box comes with the tea bags and postcard, it seems like you may be better off just ordering larger tea quantities from their online shop. Otherwise, this may be a great gift for someone you know who loves trying new teas. I was happy to receive four totally different kinds of teas and enjoyed figuring out what I liked. The Madagascar Dream black tea ended up being my favorite, which surprised me. I suppose therein lies the biggest value!

What type of Amoda Tea would you like to try? Did you have a favorite this month?

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne has been feeling the pull of subscription boxes ever since her first PopSugar Must Have. She currently enjoys discovering new beauty + skin care products, and drools over anything with FOOD!

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.

4 Comments

  1. Well, to be honest, that was before I had discovered David’s Tea… I have enjoyed getting little sassy boxes in my mail and tasting different teas. Again, at that price it was an enjoyable experience.

    I live in Canada, so all prices are in CAD. I have just received my May Amoda box. 4 pouches at 9 grams each (minus packaging net weight is 8 grams each). That’s 32 grams at $20. David’s Tea average price for 50 grams is $10. Need I say more? I personally don’t taste the extra money in a cup…

    I admire Amoda’s passion for small batch, rare tea, but for me anything from David’s Tea is the way to go. I realize it’s harder for smaller companies to keep their prices down, and I support them whenever I can, but I have to be excited, too.

  2. I used to subscribe to Amoda a couple of years ago, when it was much cheaper. I really liked their boxes, but couldn’t justify the cost after the price increase. I subscribed again today, for the May box only. For CAD $12 I can do it once :).

    • Oooh, let me know what you think, Emilia!

      • Well, to be honest, that was before I had discovered David’s Tea… I have enjoyed getting little sassy boxes in my mail and tasting different teas. Again, at that price it was an enjoyable experience.

        I live in Canada, so all prices are in CAD. I have just received my May Amoda box. 4 pouches at 9 grams each (minus packaging net weight is 8 grams each). That’s 32 grams at $20. David’s Tea average price for 50 grams is $10. Need I say more? I personally don’t taste the extra money in a cup…

        I admire Amoda’s passion for small batch, rare tea, but for me anything from David’s Tea is the way to go. I realize it’s harder for smaller companies to keep their prices down, and I support them whenever I can, but I have to be excited, too.

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