Tea Box Express Subscription Review + Coupon– September 2016
Tea Box Express is a monthly box of tea goodies! Rather than just having tea and nothing else, you’ll get a few edible treats and accessories as well.
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; save with longer subscriptions. Shipping is $5.99 per month.
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA20 for 20% off your first month!
The Products: Quality teas, edible goodies like cookies, and a couple of accessories
Ships to: US
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There wasn’t a traditional information card with this box but there was a card with a link to find out more about the items in the box.
There was also a card with more information on brewing different kinds of tea. This came from the manufacturer of the two teas included this month.
Stainless Steel Honey Dipper – Value $7?
This is cute. And I don’t have one of these already. I’ve been sick lately so I have been putting some honey in my tea to calm my throat down. This has made it easier! (This was non-branded so I just picked an average price from similar items on Amazon.)
Biodegradable Filter Bags (15?) – Value $2?
Not sure how many of these there are; they were hard to count because they would stick together. Anyway, these are convenient because you can just use them and toss them and not worry about cluttering up a landfill, since they’re biodegradable. (This was another non-branded item so the value is an educated guess.)
ElloRaw Cinnamon Sugar Donut Dessert Bites (2 oz) – Value $4.99
These are a RawBox staple so I’ve had them a few times before. They are mostly made of dates and nuts so they don’t have quite the same texture as doughnuts, but they *do* taste a lot like cinnamon sugar doughnuts.
Savannah Bee Co. Honey for Your Tea (3 oz) – Value $6.50
I like small jars of honey because I don’t use much and it tends to crystallize before I finish it. And, this is a good size for use with the honey dipper in the previous photo! (This is a Georgia company so it’s sort of a local company for me. In the same state, anyway.)
Loose Leaf Tea Market Joyful Garden Tea Mini Canister – Value $5 (?)
Loose Leaf Tea Market Happy Place Tea (2 oz) – Value $14.50
These are both caffeine free teas and they are pretty fancy. I was developing a cough yesterday and both were quite soothing on my throat. The Joyful Garden Tea was a little sweeter (I drank them one after the other without adding anything) but both were wonderfully complex and fresh-tasting. I would love to see more from this brand in the future! (Not sure on the size of the mini canister so the value is an estimate.)
Here is a close-up of the Joyful Garden tea. I love how you can see big pieces and identify the ingredients.
This is the Happy Place tea. Yellow is definitely a happy color; this also included decaf mango green tea. Again, love the large pieces – no powder here!
Here’s what the tea looked like when brewed. (The filter bags did a great job of keeping particulate matter out of the tea.) The Joyful Garden tea is on the left and the Happy Place Tea is on the right.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $39.99 for the September Tea Box Express. That’s a great value for this box (even if some of my estimates were a little high)! Everything in this box was useful for fun for me and all of the items will be used! If you are a tea drinker – and my husband and I both are – then this subscription is an excellent way to learn about new brands and get some supplies and sweet snacks along the way.
What did you think of Tea Box Express? Do you get any tea subscriptions?