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 April 2018 Review
The insert includes 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.
French Berry Bush - Rooibos Tea
I’m always excited to see a rooibos tea in the Explorer Box because rooibos is so hearty and earthy. That type of flavor mixed with the three out of three on the caffeine scale makes this a great breakfast tea for me. I was a little worried about the lavender because that can easily become too flowery for my taste. I didn’t think it was too flowery in this tea because the heaviness of the rooibos and berry essence balanced it nicely. I prefer rooibos without sweetener but you can always add some to bump up the lavender and berry if rooibos is a little heavy for your taste.
Raspberry Breeze - Black Tea
Field To Cup really brought me around to fruity black teas. I used to stick to plain black teas but now I know what I was missing. The Chinese and Ceylon black tea base is so smooth and delicious. I love the raspberry flavor and the vanilla adds a great amount of sweetness. I added a tiny amount of almond milk to lighten it up a bit. This is one of the teas that tastes great but I almost love the scent even more. The aroma of tea can be surprisingly complex and I love the combination of black tea and sweet vanilla.
Organic Jasmine Pouchong - Oolong Blend
I'm pretty sure this is the first oolong tea I've received from Field to Cup and I was really excited to see this! Tea blends don't have to be beautiful to taste good but isn't that always an awesome bonus? I love the way the jasmine petals look at this blend and would definitely store a lot of this in a glass jar on my shelf. This blend smells so fresh before you brew it and the aroma really deepens when you brew it. This is a light oolong that only has a three minute brew time. This is a super light jasmine tea but the orange peel adds a little tart kick. I would definitely suggest paying attention to the brew instructions on this one. I let one cup brew for too long and it was a little too sharp for my taste. But a little sweetener took care of that easily!
Ceylon Morning - Black Tea
More Ceylon! Forever! Please! At the risk of sounding redundant, Field To Cup has awesome black teas. They're always incredibly smooth and perfect on their own or with any additives. This black tea is a Ceylon tea from the Ruhuna district. There's no bitterness or acidity to this tea, just a slight spice in the aftertaste. My only problem with their black teas is that they're so easy to drink so I have to keep an eye on the caffeine. This is a three out of three on the caffeine scale so it's appropriate that "Morning" is in the name. That's when I've been enjoying this brew.
Verdict: The Tea Explorer gives you such a nice taste of the variety Field To Cup offers. This month included a great black tea which I always love but I think my favorite was Raspberry Breeze. I always love rooibos and the oolong was awesome too so I have no complaints about the selection this month!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, if you sign up now, April 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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