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Field to Cup Tea Explorer Review + Coupon – February 2018

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Tea Explorer Box is Field To Cup‘s new, smaller tea subscription for those who want to try new loose leaf teas with less commitment.

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

Coupon: Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first Tea Discovery Box Plus box! (coupon not applicable to the Tea Explorer box)

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.

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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What do you think of the February Tea Explorer from Field to Cup?

Written by Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul

Sarah’s first box was Honest Company and she was excited to learn that there are boxes to cover many of her interests which include coffee, sci-fi, books, pop culture, comics, and makeup. She’s currently loving Stars Hollow Monthly and Vegan Cuts, and can’t wait to find more!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I ordered and about a few days later I got fraudulent charges on my debit card. Did anyone else experience this? I don’t use this card for much. So timing was weird

  2. I just ordered this too! Will likely upgrade to deluxe box very soon.

    • Thanks so much Chris! We’re excited to be sending you delicious loose leaf teas very soon!!

  3. i just signed up this sounds awesome and for that price u cant beat it

    • Thanks so much Steph! We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the teas we’re sending you!

  4. These sound awesome, especially the ginger honey one. I will re-sub today! At this price, it’s a pleasure. Thank you for the review!!!

    • Thanks Dea! We look forward to sending you exciting teas every month!

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