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Field To Cup Tea Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017

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Field to Cup is a tea discovery service that sends you 7 high-quality loose leaf teas to try every month (28+ cups). Each box includes a steeping guide for each tea and membership perks.

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Each tea comes in a resealable pouch that has the tea description printed on the outside. The pouch shows the specific steeping instructions for each tea blend, and it includes cold brew instructions for each blend!

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

This review is for the Discovery Plus, $29.97 a month, box.

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The Box: Field to Cup Tea Discovery Plus Box

The Cost: $24.97 for the Tea Discovery Box, $29.97 for the Tea Discovery Plus Box, and $39.97 for the Premium Tea Discovery Box.

The Products: Seven 10g loose-leaf teas, one 2 oz.”Customer Favorite” tea (select from Green, Black or Herbal/Wellness), a members-only 40% off discount for teas from the current box, and a steeping guide with preparation instructions.

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Tropical Jackfruit – Black Blend

This smelled sooooo good! The mix of fruit, black tea, and green tea was so sweet and strong. This black and green blend is a three out of three on the caffeine scale, and the ingredients include orange peel, rose petals, safflower, and marigold petals. In addition to smelling great, the tea leaves were really pretty too! This brewed for a quick four minutes, and I kind of wish I had tried this as an iced tea. It was still awesome brewed hot though! The orange flavor mixed nicely with the black and green tea.

Raspberry Swirl – Rooibos Tea

This rooibos tea contains raspberries, rose petals, and vanilla. The scent of this blend before brewing is really nice. It has an earthy undertone and the sweetness of the raspberry is slightly stronger than the vanilla. I almost made this as an iced tea, but I was pretty curious about how this would taste hot, so I went with that preparation! The scent of the hot tea was pretty mild and just gave off a slight, sweet raspberry aroma. The flavor of this blend was really mild too. I like plain rooibos tea, and that’s what this tasted like to me. The vanilla added a tiny bit of sweetness, and the raspberry came through in the aroma more than the flavor, where it felt more like an aftertaste. I think I might have liked a stronger raspberry flavor, but it was still a really enjoyable cup! Plus, it’s always nice when a pleasant tea like this one has no caffeine, because it tastes a little like a dessert but won’t keep me up for ages.

Ginger Candy – Green Tea

I love green tea and ginger, so this blend is right up my alley. The ingredients for Ginger Candy are simple—sencha, ginger, lemon peel, lemon grass, and honey crystals. This had the same brewing instructions as the Toasted Sweet Maple—brew at 175° or pour boiling water in a cup, wait 40 seconds, then add the tea. This basically tasted like a great green tea with lemon and ginger in it! The lemon and ginger flavor is there without being too sharp, maybe due to the honey crystals. I added a slice of fresh lemon, and at a two out of three on the caffeine scale, this was a super refreshing morning cup of tea!

Porch Swing – Herbal Tea

This herbal tea has a ton of ingredients, but the top three that are called out are chamomile, wild cherry bark, and peppermint. The cherry and mint are the strongest scents. This steeps for five minutes, and the final product is really interesting! The chamomile base mixes well with the rosehips and fruitier ingredients. That creates a calm blend, but then the spearmint, peppermint, lemon, and star anise add a nice zing at the end. Porch Swing is an apt name for this tea, because it’s a fun mix of flavors, but it’s also really calming and caffeine-free—perfect for sipping on a porch!

Clarity – Wellness Tea

This wellness tea had a nice mix of ingredients. This caffeine-free tea contains sage, rosemary, peppermint, gotu kola, eleuthera root, and ginkgo. The flavors in this were very mild. The herbs give off a warm and welcoming aroma while you get a hint of peppermint flavor. This was definitely the mildest of all the teas this month, but it was still pleasant. Maybe the gotu kola, eleuthera root, and ginkgo will actually improve my memory and concentration!

Toasted Sweet Maple – Green Tea

I think last month was the first time I had ever had a roasted green tea. I really enjoyed it, so I was excited to see this! Last month’s tea only had one ingredient—houjicha. That’s the main ingredient of this tea, but in addition to houjicha, we have almond pieces and calendula petals. This tea also has a fast brew time at 3 minutes and slightly different brewing instructions. The options are to brew at 175° or pour boiling water in a cup, wait 40 seconds, then add the tea. I went with the latter of the two options. The fragrance of this tea was really nice, and it really did smell like maple sugar on top of the roasted green tea. Like last month’s tea, this had a very woodsy flavor but with a maple aftertaste. This reminded me a lot of last month’s, but the sweet scent and flavor softened it a bit. Roasted green tea is really interesting and maybe a new favorite!

Peachy Keen – Black Tea

I’ve enjoyed the fruity black teas Field to Cup has included in the past, and this simple black tea with ginger and peach is so nice. With a three out of three on the caffeine scale, this tea is refreshing and energizing! The black tea is smooth and the peach smells super sweet but adds just the right amount of sweetness to the flavor. I always follow the steeping instructions, but with black teas, I make sure to stick with the steep time strictly to avoid any over steeping. I made a couple cups of this and loved the one that I timed. I definitely over-steeped the other cup, and it was slightly bitter. With a touch of cream and sugar, though, it was back to perfect peachiness.

Black Briar – Black Tea

My larger pouch of tea this month was the Black Briar blend. Whenever I get a larger quantity of caffeinated tea, I try to replace some of my morning coffee with the tea. This has been the nicest springtime breakfast tea! This is a three out of three on the caffeine scale and steeps in 5 minutes. The black tea is really smooth, and the only other ingredients are strawberry leaves and natural flavoring. I always enjoy the black teas from Field to Cup, and the lingering flavor of strawberry is the perfect sweetener. I worked my way through this bag at an almost embarrassing speed!

Verdict: Field to Cup is one of my favorite subscriptions. I always appreciate the variety they provide, and this month gave a nice mix of teas. This month included a lot of lighter flavors that gave this box a springtime vibe. My favorites this month were the Toasted Sweet Maple, Tropical Jackfruit, and Ginger Candy. The only one that didn’t blow me away was the Clarity Tea, but it was still a new tea experience for me. I love that Field to Cup consistently introduces me to teas that I may have never tried on my own, and I’m always excited to see this in the mail!

What do you think of Field to Cup? What’s your favorite tea this month?

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Written by Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul

Sarah’s first box was Honest Company and she was excited to learn that there are boxes to cover many of her interests which include coffee, sci-fi, books, pop culture, comics, and makeup. She’s currently loving Stars Hollow Monthly and Vegan Cuts, and can’t wait to find more!

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Comments (4)

  1. FtC is definitely one of my favorite boxes. I so look forward to getting new teas every month. The variety is awesome. Plus, they offer free tea replacement so if there is a tea you really don’t like in your box, they’ll send you a replacement next month. It’s great to know there’s that option, but I’ve never had to use it. Sure, not all the teas are going to be a hit for me but I’ve never received one that I hated so much I felt the need to return it. 🙂

    • Hi Danielle, Thanks so much for your kind feedback! We’re definitely happy you’re enjoying all of the teas in your box every month.

      We’re so happy to be part of your tea journey, if you ever do want a tea replacement we’ll be happy to take care of it for you.

      Happy Sipping!

  2. If they had a decaf/low caffeine version, I’d definitely get this!!

    • Hi Tanya, Thanks for reading the review of our box, and we love your feedback!

      We do in fact have a caffeine-free/herbal/wellness version of the discovery box.

      When you visit our website (www.fieldtocup.com), you can find the Wellness Herbal box by clicking the Discovery Teas link in the top menu.

      We look forward to having you as a subscriber <3

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