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Tea Box Express Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 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.

TEA BOX EXPRESS 2016 - 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.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

TEA BOX EXPRESS 2016 - all items

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

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TEA BOX EXPRESS 2016 - items 1

Piper & Leaf Sassyfras Strawberry Green Tea – 1.2 oz, value: $9.99

This smells great. I don’t think I’ve ever had sassyfras tea before, or tea with red beets in it! Strawberry tea sounds good, though, so I’m going to just try this. It’ll be something new and different for me! Here’s to expanding my tea comfort zone and trying new things…

Piper & Leaf Front Porch Special – 1.2 oz, value: $9.99

This tea is fantastic. It smells so good! It has black tea, spearmint, corn flowers, jasmine, and bergamot. Love!

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There were some little info cards about each tea blend in the box.

TEA BOX EXPRESS 2016 - items 3

Outset Hex Ice Cube Mould – value: $8.99

This is interesting. I think Tea Box Express included this ice cube tray for summer iced tea? And the hexagons look like bee hives so it’s novelty for tea/honey related beverages? Unfortunately this mold is just not great. Each little hexagon is tiny! They melt so fast! Definitely not what you’d want to use to make iced tea or to pour a hot beverage over. And the silicone doesn’t actually make it easy to remove each ice cube. It’s hard to get them out.

This item is a miss, unless you are a hardcore lover of 6-sided things.

The Good Batch Brown Butter Salty Cookie – value: $1.67

This is a shortbread cookie made with brown butter and topped with sea salt. This was very good! It didn’t last long!

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Here’s a peek at the ingredients label, too.

Verdict: This wasn’t the best Tea Box Express for me, but it wasn’t bad. My favorite thing about Tea Box Express over other tea boxes (for me, personally) is that they don’t just send teas, but also treats to eat with your teas and tools/paraphernalia. I’ve found tons of snacks and treats I’ve loved through this box. The value adds up to about $30.64, which isn’t great, and on the low side for this sub. 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. Overall, I’m underwhelmed with this month’s box, but this is a subscription I generally love, so I’m looking forward to future boxes.

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. Ahhh, I know that company! I have been getting their tea since they first started selling at our local farmer’s market two years ago! Yay for them choosing small producers (though not my favorite flavors from them).

  2. Thanks for your honesty, was thinking of gifting this but too many misses. Funny, I thought the company was The Good BATH and the “cookie” was some kinda bath cookie, so ….retread and realized, no, it was a cookie, not a bath bomb–makes sense why you were happy about “It didn’t last long.” I need to slow down and pay attention!

  3. Funny thing about the ice mold. When I got my box, I wasn’t sure what to do with the cute and tiny mold. Hubby saw it and thought it was awesome. He never liked big ice cubes. Now he uses it all the time. I was somewhat disappointed about the tea. It smelled so nice, but I felt lacking in taste. It’s still nice to try out new teas, and hopefully next month will be more to my liking.

  4. The review of the ice mold was disappointing! I was super excited when I saw it in the picture (before I read the review). My husband and I love all things “bee” related (Well… I love them, so he has to, by default. Isn’t marriage great? Lol), so I thought this would be super awesome to swap for. However, after reading your experience, I’ll definitely be holding off on that. So very unfortunate and disappointing. 🙁

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