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
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Bergamot Bliss - Green Tea
When I read bergamot, I immediately thought of Earl Grey tea. I definitely associate bergamot with black teas so a green tea base is a nice change. The only ingredients in this blend are green tea and bergamot oil so it has a really simple, clean flavor. Basically, if you like both of those things, you'll enjoy this tea! This brews in a quick three minutes and has a two out of three on the caffeine scale. The green tea base is really delicious and the bergamot oil adds a perfect amount of fragrance and flavor.
Chocolate Caramel Cream - Rooibos Tea
Rooibos teas have such a nice depth on their own that it's always interesting to see what flavors people pair with it. The ingredients list on this packet reads like a whole separate meal! This has coffee beans, yogurt, cream caramel, chocolate chips, and brittle. All delicious things that I'm happy to have in one drink! The caramel and chocolate flavors are solid but the coffee and rooibos cut through those and keeps it from getting sweet. The The yogurt mixes well with the earthy rooibos to really fill out the flavors. This mix of flavors was really interesting, it was just between bitter and sweet and savory. I really enjoyed the balance of this caffeine free tea.
Pistachio Brownie - Black Tea
Field to Cup provided me with my first taste of pu’erh tea a few months ago and I loved it so much! Pu’erh teas have a really distinct smoothness and aren't so good without anything added. Pistachio Brownie keeps it pretty simple with just pistachio flavoring and rose petals. The pistachio flavor mixes well with the earthiness of the pu’erh and the fragrance is reminiscent of a baked good. This is not sweet at all so if you do want to take it to a dessert tea, the tiniest bit of cream and sugar will help you! A good note about pu’erh in general: it is fermented so it must be made with boiling water.
Moscow Muse - Fruit Tea
Moscow Muse smelled really floral and green when I brewed it. The combination of citrus and juniper berries was really nice. The ginger, lemon, and bergamot were strong without overpowering the apple, juniper berries, and cucumber. I really like the mild flavors mixed with the citrus. Even though this was a caffeine-free blend, the ginger and citrus felt like it could provide a morning jolt. Sometimes I drink hot water and lemon at breakfast and this was a nice way to level up that experience. I love these kind of flavors when it starts to get colder outside, it feels medicinal without being icky and tastes great.
Verdict: The Tea Explorer from Field to Cup this month had such a nice variety of flavors! I love it when they include a black, green, rooibos, and fruit tea. It really gives you a solid glimpse into the wide variety they carry. I think my favorite this month was the Pistachio Brownie because I just can't get enough pu’erh tea! I also really loved the green tea with bergamot.
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 December.
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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.