Field to Cup Tea Explorer Review + Coupon – October 2017
The Tea Explorer Box sends you 4 loose leaf teas to try (12-14 cups). The teas in the Tea Explorer Box are the same as the teas sent in the Discovery, PLUS, and Premium boxes.
Each tea pouch has the tea description printed on the outside. The pouch shows the specific steeping instructions and 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 Tea Explorer, $6.97 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Tea Explorer
The Cost: $6.97 per month
Every month you’ll receive:
- 5g each of 4 different loose leaf teas, enough for 12-14 cups (0.7 oz of tea)
- Automatic enrollment in Members-only 10% off everything in the store.
- Teas arrive in sealed pouches that protect your tea from moisture and light.
- Monthly Steeping Guide with detailed preparation instructions and more.
- Free Shipping of your Tea Explorer subscription every month.
- Earn discounts (up to 50% off monthly teas) with store purchases and your subscription
Check out all of our Field to Cup Discovery Plus reviews to see what types of teas you can expect from this subscription!
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Pumpkin Patch – Rooibos Tea
Pumpkin Patch was a great way to kick off the October box. Colder weather makes me crave autumnal flavors and pumpkin is the perfect tea for this! Pumpkin pairs well with a rooibos base, which tends to be slightly earthy. The honeydew flavor helps lighten it up a bit and I found that the mixture of honeydew and pumpkin added a bit of sweetness to the rooibos. I also loved that this has no caffeine because it’s been a nice evening tea for me without keeping me awake.
Whiskey Cream Truffle – Black Tea
I always enjoy the black teas from Field to Cup and the flavors they pair over the black tea base are always so interesting. Whiskey Creme Truffle combines the flavor of whiskey, cream, and chocolate to create a warming, soothing drink. *They do specify that there is no alcohol in this! It definitely doesn’t taste like whiskey mixed with tea, it read more as a scent and mild flavoring to me. The whiskey flavor mixed well with the cream to create a festive flavor. The chocolate layered on top of those flavors made it feel a little decadent. This does have a full 3 out of 3 on the caffeine scale so, while it is a little bit of a dessert flavor for me, this has to be a morning tea for me!
Vanilla N’ Spice Chai – Black Tea
The second black tea in this month’s box paired a couple of my favorite flavors – vanilla and chai. I’ve had a few different chai teas from Field to Cup and I always like when there are added flavors. This one is pretty simple – you get the strong chai flavor from the cloves and cinnamon but the vanilla bean adds a little sweetness. If you just steep it in water, you’re looking at a six-minute prep time. If you have the time to do the traditional preparation, I definitely suggest going that route. This just requires you to boil milk and water, steep the tea, add a bit of sugar, and strain the leaves out. It takes a couple extra minutes but the payoff is an extra creamy chai concoction.
Orange Vanilla Twist – Fruit Tea
I thought I knew what to expect because I’ve had orange vanilla black teas from Field to Cup before but this was a nice surprise! This orange vanilla blend is a fruit tea so it’s definitely lighter than the previous blends I’ve had. The main flavors in this are citrus from the orange and tangerine but the vanilla adds a lot of creaminess. The “twist” on this blend is pumpkin! My initial reaction was that pumpkin wouldn’t really go with citrus and vanilla but, as usual, my tea flavor predictions were wrong. The pumpkin added an interesting extra spice to the drink. I definitely wouldn’t call this a pumpkin tea, it was more like a strong hint of pumpkin flavoring. I really liked the amount of pumpkin included in this, it added to the orange vanilla flavors without completely taking over. I’m always tempted to try the fruit teas iced but I went with a hot brew this time. I’ve never had a pumpkin iced tea before but it sounds interesting!
Verdict: The Tea Explorer from Field to Cup is always a nice sampler and this month was no exception. The flavors this month definitely felt autumnal to me and, as always, included a couple new flavors mixed in with the familiar. My favorite this month was the Vanilla N’ Spice Chai because chais are always my favorite but I really enjoyed the inclusion of pumpkin this month! When I think of pumpkin drinks I tend to only think of Pumpkin Spice Lattes so it was really cool to see it paired with fruit and some lighter flavors.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, your first box will be November.
Value Breakdown: At $6.97 per month, you’re paying about $1.74 per tea. Each loose leaf tea can make about 2-3 cups of tea which breaks down to about $0.58 – $0.87 per cup.