Amoda Tea Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
Amoda Tea is a monthly tea subscription. Every month, they send you loose-leaf teas that have been blended in small batches and sourced from craft tea companies across the continent. Their goal is to simplify your tea discovering and send you the best blends they’ve found.
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: Amoda Tea
The Cost: $20 a month + free shipping
COUPON: Use code MSA40 to 40% off your first box, plus free shipping.
The Products: 4 different teas, and 10 loose leaf tea bags. There is also a Low Caff option “for light sleepers” that’s the same price. “Each tea pouch has enough tea for 3-5 cups of tea.”
Ships to: US & Canada
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The information card provides a short description of each tea, some fun facts about the history of iced tea, and information about their online community.
They always include a cute postcard. I loved the colors on this months!
Each box comes with 10 loose leaf tea bags which is so convenient and nice!
Berry Green – Green Tea (buy 0.35 oz. for $3.00)
Daily Balance – Herbal Tea (buy 0.35 oz. for $3.50)
This herbal tea has a strong aroma that was mostly floral with a bit of mint. All the ingredients are organic and include sarsaparilla root, hibiscus blossom, spearmint leaf, rose petal, ashwagandha root, codonopsis root, astragalus root, and sage leaf. Hearing “floral” and “mint” left me with expectations of a lighter tea but this had a surprisingly full flavor and more depth than I anticipated. There was a nice even mix of the competing flavors so none were overwhelming. This was a really filling cup of tea!
Tropical Pear – White & Green Tea (buy 0.35 oz. for $3.00)
This green tea contains a variety of fruit and floral flavors. When I first tried this I didn’t really notice any strong flavors. This includes pineapple so I expected that to be really detectable. The white and green tea blend creates an extremely mild base and the other flavors in this one are pretty mild. It’s very good but you aren’t going to get really specific flavor notes out of this. I mostly taste the apple, strawberry, and currant as a mild aftertaste with this. I got the floral notes mostly from the aroma. Overall, I liked this tea but kind of wanted more of a distinctive flavor. I think I also expected a strong flavor because I had already tried the Berry Green and Peach Ginger Rose, both of which are strong fruit teas. But this is a good example of a mild fruit tea so I understand why it was included in this sampler.
Peach Ginger Rose – Black Tea (buy 0.35 oz. for $2.50)
I’ve come to really enjoy fruit in black tea so my hopes were high for this. The flavors in this are just peach, ginger, and rose. Those simple flavors work really well together from the aroma to the taste. The peach was definitely the strongest flavor, with the rose coming through nicely. My only complaint is that I wanted a stronger ginger kick. It was barely detectable but what I could taste I liked. I love ginger so I always have some form of it my house. I added some grated ginger to this and it really brought this tea to where I wanted it.
Verdict: Amoda Tea has been a nice sampler each month. I appreciate the variety they include across the four teas. This month covered black, green, herbal, and a green/white blend. So you really get to try out a few different things and see what fits for you. Amoda Tea is $20 a month which breaks down to about $1 – $1.66 a cup, depending on how much of the tea leaves you use in your brew. That feels like a fair cost to me and, for me, these kind of sampler are more about the exposure to new flavors. This box had mostly fruit flavors but I liked seeing how they worked with the different tea bases. I think my favorite this month was Peach Ginger Rose because it was a slight twist on a familiar flavor. Once I brewed it correctly, Berry Green was a big hit for me too.
What type of Amoda Tea would you like to try? Did you have a favorite this month?