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.
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.
About Field to Cup
The Subscription Box: Field To Cup Tea Explorer
The Cost: $6.97 a month + free shipping
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
Ships to: US
Field to Cup Tea Explorer February 2018 Review
The information insert includes a description of each tea and information on membership discounts.
Each tea pouch has the tea description printed on the outside but the box also comes with a steeping guide. This includes a short description of the tea and instructions for mug vs teapot and thermometer vs no thermometer.
Ginger Honey - Fruit Tea
This fruit tea has a simple list of ingredients and no caffeine. The main flavor I got out of this was the sharp ginger. The apple flavor softened the ginger a bit and the honey added a nice sweet finish. We're currently transitioning to spring in Pittsburgh which means a lot of rainy, chilly days so this tea came at the perfect time! I love adding ginger to everything when I have allergy issues and honey is always soothing. This hot tea has been the perfect cozy addition to my cold season self-care routine.
Hazelnutty - Black Tea
Opening the pouch of this tea was like walking into a bakery. I loved the rich nutty scent of this tea and it blended nicely with the coconut, orange, and clove aromas. I always find Field to Cup's black tea to be pretty perfect and the added flavors are a bonus. I tasted the black tea and clove first but the hazelnut and orange rounded out the tea nicely. When the tea has a slight dessert feel, I often add some sweetener but I actually preferred this without anything. It's always awesome to find a great black tea with a three out of three on the caffeine scale because I can add it to my morning coffee/tea rotation.
Very Berry - Green Blend
As soon as I smelled this blend, I assumed it would be my favorite tea in the box. The blueberry scent was strong and the tea brewed into a pretty reddish purple color. I loved the apple in this tea because it added a nice crisp quality. The blueberry added enough sweetness for me and the hibiscus added a mild floral flavor. This blend is a one out of three on the caffeine scale which makes it a great day/afternoon tea for me. I think this would be really nice as an iced tea as well.
Dark Lust - Black Tea
I love the mysterious name of this tea! This black tea has no add-in flavors and is from the Anhui province in China. The instructions said to pour boiling water in a cup, wait 20 seconds, then add the tea. I've found that instructions are there for a reason and my tea always tastes better when I follow them! I added my tea to the boiling water and the aroma was a bit earthy. The description of this tea on the information card is really accurate. This tea was very smooth initially but it did have a slight kick in the middle, with a smooth finish. This was a nice, straightforward black tea. This is the kind of tea I like to drink with a meal because it is really good but also mild enough to not overpower any other flavors.
Verdict: The Tea Explorer from Field to Cup always has a nice variety of flavors! I love it when they include a black, green, and fruit tea to give you a good idea of the range they carry. My favorite this month was the Very Berry Green Blend, with the Ginger Honey Fruit Tea as a close second!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, if you sign up now, February will be your first box!
Coupon - Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first Tea Discovery Box Plus box! (coupon not applicable to the Tea Explorer box)
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.
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