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Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Mar 2016

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Tea Box Express is a monthly box of tea goodies! It’s meant to feel like a complete little tea party in a box.

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 MARCH 2016 - 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.

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

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

Ships To: US

Check out all our Tea Box Express reviews and the Drinks Subscription Box Directory!


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

TEA BOX EXPRESS MARCH 2016 - items 1

Hastings Sugar Spoon – value: $4.90

This is a cute little spoon. It’s practical – the little spout on the side is handy.

Paper Tea Filters – ~20 ct, value: $1.40

This is cute! I actually think I really like this method of using disposable paper tea filters much better than the usual loose leaf infusers. Probably because less clean up, maybe? I’m looking forward to trying these.

TEA BOX EXPRESS MARCH 2016 - items 2

Modern Tea Girl Sugar Melange Pure Amber and White Rock Sugar – 6 oz, value: $9

I haven’t tried this kind of sugar before, but it looks pretty, so I think it would be cool for a little tea/coffee “center” in my kitchen.

Sticky Fingers Irish Soda Bread – 15 oz, value: $5.99

This bread is minimum effort – just mix in water and bake! I’ve decided I want to bake more often so I’m excited to have something to try out.

TEA BOX EXPRESS MARCH 2016 - items 3

Royal Irish All Natural Black Tea – 3 oz, value: $3.73

This is supposed to be a strong black tea and very well complimented with milk and sugar. I don’t usually drink my tea with milk but have been curious – I guess this is a good excuse to try it!

The Verdict: This month is an okay Tea Box Express for me. The value adds up to $26, which breaks even with the cost. I’m not particularly happy with that value, but I love this sub overall, so I’m not too bummed and am looking forward to future boxes. I think that this box tends to be more about curation and discovery than a huge value, so if you’re considering this sub, just keep that in mind.

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. The tea is so delicious!! Really liked this box (though I don’t think I’ll use the sugar. I am more of a honey-and-milk-in-tea type of girl myself. Am excited to make the bread! Glad to see it was good

  2. I really want to love this box but eventually unsubbed because of the billions of tea strainers I kept getting. I love tea so have my favorite tea strainer and stick to that. It just got tiresome having to swap low-value tea strainers every month. Why not have a ‘welcome box’ that you can opt into with a cute tea strainer for your first box and then replace the strainer with some yummy cookies every month? That would be perfect for me 🙂

    • P.S. Wonder if I could use the term tea strainer anymore??!? Probably not – unless I was obsessed with tea strainers 😛

  3. I NEED this box! I love tea, especially strong black tea because I like my tea with milk & sugar. That sugar looks fantastic!!! It looks a bit like the crazy-expensive sugar bits from Teavana. If this had included shortbread cookies & a tea shop mystery, it would have been my perfect afternoon, in a box!

  4. I was really happy with this box – the tea is so yummy, and the bread was an easy, delightful treat. We made it into muffins and scones, and it lasted for several days. If you are saying this is a lower value than usual, I’m really excited for future boxes!

  5. i love adding cream to my tea <3 i a creamy kind of gal 😉

  6. I think I agree with this review. Actually LOVE the tea this time. Delicious. I prefer ready to eat treats and put the mix up for swap — swapped it immediately!

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