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Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review – December 2015

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Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - BOX

Tea Box Express is a monthly box of tea goodies!

Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - packaging

Each month brings a new box that always includes brand-name tea (whole leaf tea, either in loose leaf or pyramid bag form) and three or four tea accessories and paraphernalia.

Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - all items

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.

The Products: 1 quality tea and 3 or 4 accessories per month

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

Ships To: US

Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - info

Each box comes with a card that describes the month’s theme and the items in the box.

Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - items 1

The Tea Spot Bolder Breakfast Loose Leaf Tin – 3.25 oz, value: $10.99

I like this brand’s teas, and I’m happy to have a whole tin! Plus, I love their packaging.

Victorian House Scones Brown Sugar Shortbread Mix – .84 lbs, value: $7.25

These cookies sound delicious! I love shortbread and brown sugar so I’m sure that these will be right up my alley. I like that they included a mix and not just a couple cookies in the box – it’s fun to have a mix that I can bake up, especially this time of year.

Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - items 2

The Tuffy Steeper – value: $8.95

I’ve received a lot of tea infusers from subscription boxes but I think this is my favorite! It’s modern and unique, and I like that I can pour my hot water over it into my mug. Plus, the top turns into a drip dish for once you’re done steeping. This is actually the second I’ve received in a sub box so I am happy to gift one – my sister would love this.

Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - items 3

Here’s a better look at the infuser.

Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review December 2015 - items 4

The Taffy Shop Saltwater Taffy in Cinnamon Roll and Peppermint – value: $.50

These taffy candies are a nice little extra treat and I like that they included seasonal flavors. I personally don’t care for taffy myself, but I gave these to my dad who said they were pretty good!

Verdict: The value for this month’s Tea Box Express adds up to $27.69. I think that this box tends to be more about curation than a huge value, but even though I like everything in the box, I’m not happy that the value is less than the cost of the box. Hopefully, this improves a little more soon!

What do you think about Tea Box Express?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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.


  1. Also the cookie cutters this month are definitely NOT going up for swap. Going to use them this week for a “tea with the author event.” Cookies shaped like tea pots and cups will be perfect!

  2. Not that it would make a huge difference in the value but you didn’t include the value of the cookie cutters…unless I missed something

  3. There are other tea sub boxes that are just teas, but I love Tea Box Express because they give tea, snack and a reusable kitchen item. To me the value you get each month is great. Also if there is ever something I do not need I find the item is easily swapped on MSA. Think of this as not a box of tea — but a mini tea party in a box!

  4. What is the point of a tea sub if they only send you 1 tea lol? I mean, I get the both but tea subs should send at least 2 (at this price; more if price is higher) because it’s a tea sub!

    • Personally, that is my favorite part about this sub! I definitely don’t go through more than 1 box of tea a month, and I love getting snack or treats, and reusable kitchen things. Like Ann said, it’s aimed to be “a tea party in a box” and not just only a monthly delivery of tea. And that’s what sets it apart from other tea boxes, because there are plenty of tea subs that only send teas. =]

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