Field to Cup is a tea discovery service that sends you 8 high-quality loose leaf teas to try every month (28+ cups). Each box includes a steeping guide for each tea and membership perks.
Each tea comes in a resealable pouch that has the tea description printed on the outside. The pouch shows the specific steeping instructions for each tea blend, and it includes mug vs teapot 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 Discovery Plus, $29.97 a month, box.
About Field to Cup
The Box: Field to Cup Tea Discovery Plus Box
The Cost: $24.97 for the Tea Discovery Box, $29.97 for the Tea Discovery Plus Box, and $39.97 for the Premium Tea Discovery Box.
The Products: Seven 10g loose-leaf teas, one 2 oz."Customer Favorite" tea (select from Green, Black or Herbal/Wellness), a members-only 40% off discount for teas from the current box, and a steeping guide with preparation instructions.
Ships to: US
Field to Cup Tea Discovery Plus February 2018 Review
The information insert includes a description of each tea, steeping instructions, and information on membership discounts.
Field to Cup includes ten tea bags which is great if you don’t have any tea infusers on hand.
Rose Garden - Black Tea
Florals can be tricky when it comes to flavor. For me, it can be an overwhelming experience if all you can taste or smell is the floral note. The ingredients for this blend are simple - black tea and rose petals. By now I know that I love every black tea Field to Cup sends my way so I'm always excited to see what flavors they add. This definitely smells strongly of rose so if rose scents aren't for you, this might be a bit overwhelming! I found that the rose flavor was substantial without taking over the smoothness that I love in their black teas. This does have a three out of three on the caffeine scale. That usually means breakfast tea for me but this has a more indulgent flavor for me so I made a pitcher of Rose Garden iced tea to enjoy on warmer afternoons.
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.
Slow Roasted - Herbal Tea
Roasted teas were a totally new thing to me when I started getting Field to Cup and they're always so interesting! I've grown to really love a roasted tea blend and this one just includes barley! I definitely have never thought about drinking barley tea but now I'm into it! Like most teas with whole ingredients, this has a longer steep time at eight minutes. This did have a sweetness to it but what I love about roasted teas is that you really can taste a toasty, almost smokey flavor. This gives it some extra substance and earthiness which makes for a nice evening tea.
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.
Apple Walnut Strudel - Fruit Tea
WOW! I assumed I would enjoy this because I love apple walnut strudel but this was awesome! This fruit tea has one of the longer steep times at eight minutes. Blends that have whole chunks of fruit or nuts usually require a bit longer to steep but it's definitely worth the wait. I love how the dry blend looks with the huge pieces of walnut and marshmallow. The apple pieces and marshmallow create a perfect blend of sweet and crisp, with the walnuts adding a nice depth. I added a cinnamon stick to mine and it was a great treat on a chilly night.
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.
Vanilla Cupcake - Black Tea
This is a really strong black tea and the three out of three on the caffeine scale makes it a great wake-up brew! This is a Vietnamese black tea with vanilla bean. I really like the strength of the Vietnamese tea and the vanilla just adds a slight sweetness with a nice aroma. I would suggest paying attention to the steeping instructions to avoid bitterness! This had a quick three-minute steep time and requires soft boiling water (not rapid boiling). I preferred this as a plain black tea but a little bit of sweetener or creamer would send this into dessert territory quickly!
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.
Verdict: Field to Cup is always a fun box for me. This box felt rooted in summer but still has a nice variety of flavors. My favorites from this month were Blood Orange and Body Refresher. I think my favorite thing about Field to Cup is that they always send things I haven't tried before and aren't likely to see in a local store. There are definitely some familiar flavors but they've really expanded my tea knowledge!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up now, March will be your first box!
Coupon – Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first Tea Discovery Box Plus box!
Value Breakdown: At $29.97 per month, you’re paying approximately $0.42 per cup of tea. That's based on the breakdown of each tea below which can vary depending on how much tea you use in each brew.
- 10gr each of 7 different teas, enough for 35+ cups.
- 2oz of Customer Favorite/Seasonal tea: select from Green, Black or Herbal/Wellness above in dropdown. Enough for 25+ cups.
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What do you think of the February Field to Cup? What's your favorite tea this month?