Field To Cup Tea Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
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.
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.
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.
COUPON: Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first month when you subscribe to the Tea Discovery Plus 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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The included card gives you extra brewing instructions for each tea and a place to take notes so you have a reference for future orders.
Nuts for Lychee – Black Tea
I’m a fan of both lychee and black tea so getting a large pouch that only includes those two ingredients was ok with me! This had a really short steep time at 4 minutes and just smelled like a nice black tea with a bit of sweetness. I love that this has a full 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale because this is a new morning favorite for me. I always like the smoothness of Field to Cup‘s black teas and the lychee flavoring is a great addition. Lychee is slightly floral and sweet so I don’t have to add anything to enjoy this.
Tropical Twist – Fruit Tea
This blend smells way sweeter than it ends up tasting, which is good because it smells so sweet. This had huge fruit chunks which gave it a slightly longer brew time at 8 minutes. The sugary pineapple and mango are combined with some other citrus, floral, and strawberry flavors to create a surprisingly subdued flavor. This reminded me of pineapple juice. The thought of hot pineapple juice seems like it should be kind of icky but this was great. It was like warm pineapple juice without any tartness. I bet this tastes great as an iced tea but I actually loved this hot. I also loved that there was no caffeine in this because it felt like a nice dessert drink.
Island Escape – Green Tea
I really enjoy the summery flavors of the last box and this month. Island Escape definitely falls under that category with its simple ingredients: green tea and coconut! It smells like the beach and tastes exactly the way you would expect. This has a shorter steep time and a lower brewing temperature that the other teas. This blend was mild and easy for a refreshing summer tea.
Papaya Kiss – Green Blend
The “blend” part of this tea is referencing the green and white tea. The green tea part is sencha – a type of green tea that has a very grassy scent and classic green tea flavoring. The white tea in this blend is Pau Mu Tan which has a lighter scent and sweeter flavor. These two alone would be an interesting mix but the addition of fruits (strawberry, pineapple, and papaya) and rose petals makes this a more flavorful, summery tea. I tried this as an iced tea which requires patience for the 6-8 hour steeping process. It was worth is though! The mild flavors of the tea mix nicely with the stronger fruit flavors and I would love a huge pitcher of this on a hot day.
Blood Orange – Black Tea
This was the tea I was most excited to see because I love blood orange but have never tried it outside of its regular form. The ingredients are super straightforward: black tea, orange peel, blood orange, and safflower petals. I love the bright orange color in the tea leaves and the smell is really refreshing. This was a great morning tea for me, especially with the high caffeine content. The orange flavor was strong and a little tart with a nice hint of herbal tea from the safflower. This was one where I added a tiny bit of sweetener to soften the orange a little.
Elder-Pom – White Tea
White tea is such a great light flavor for summer and this one is really smooth. This has a small amount of caffeine and a super short steep time of 2 minutes. The suggested water temperature for brewing is pretty low at 160°. The only other ingredients in this blend are elderflower and pomegranate essence. I got a nice elderflower flavor in this but I didn’t really notice the pomegranate. I’ve experienced this before so I think I’m just not a pomegranate person. So the elderflower/pomegranate flavors are the most impressive to me but it’s a nice white tea nonetheless.
Mango and Blooms – Black Tea
Field to Cup is definitely responsible for getting me into fruity black teas. I previously associated fruit teas with iced teas that were too sweet and artificial but these are not like that at all! The Mango and Blooms tea is a 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale and that caffeine is delivered through a really nice mix of sweet and floral notes. I find all of their black teas to be smooth and the mango flavor comes through strong. The vanilla and flower petals add an extra sweetness to the brew which made and sweetener or cream unnecessary. This would make a nice iced tea but I really liked it as a hot brew.
Body Refresher – Wellness Tea
The wellness teas are always a fun part of this box and this months was supposed to help rejuvenate the liver and clear the skin. I think wellness teas are always caffeine free and tend to have an earthier quality. That’s definitely true of this blend because Honeybush is similar to Rooibos teas. The wellness teas also tend to require a little research on the ingredients for me. This blend included dandelion root, sarsaparilla, Oregon grape, fenugreek, burdock root, fennel, marshmallow root, yellow dock, apple. It looks like the sarsaparilla is meant to help with skin issues and the rest of the ingredients provide the purifying qualities. This did just taste like an earthy tea to me and the slight apple flavor came through for me.
Verdict: Field to Cup is always a fun box for me. This box felt rooted in summer but still has a nice variety of flavors. My favorites from this month were Blood Orange and Body Refresher. I think my favorite thing about Field to Cup is that they always send things I haven’t tried before and aren’t likely to see in a local store. There are definitely some familiar flavors but they’ve really expanded my tea knowledge!
What do you think of Field to Cup? What’s your favorite tea this month?