Dollar Tea Club is an inexpensive way to sample different teas. Each month, expect to receive a variety of different caffeinated and herbal teas including plain and flavored teas. Some subscription options are customizable.
This is a review of the Explorer subscription (one of several versions they offer), which provides enough tea to make 6-8 cups ($1 per month plus $3 shipping).
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Dollar Tea Club
The Subscription Box: Dollar Tea Club
The Cost: $1 for the Explorer (3 new samples every month), or choose the “Sommelier” or “Grand Explorer,” which are more customizable options. Shipping for the Explorer is $3.
ACTIVE DEAL: valid for 15% off, non-expiring coupon.
The Products: Three loose leaf tea samples per month along with a few tea filter bags.
Ships to: U.S. and Canada
Dollar Tea Club August 2018 Review
Dollar Tea Club also offers honey sticks, spoons for measuring tea, infusers, and other fun accessories, in addition to tea. There wasn’t an information card, but the tea packages themselves contain plenty of information on ingredients, brewing temperatures, etc.
3 Disposable Filter Bags – Add 10 filters to your subscription for $1.75/month
These have wide mouths, which means they are easy to fill, but the drawstring makes sure they don’t start dumping their contents in your cup. They are unbleached and disposable (but biodegradable), too. You’ll get three each month with your subscription but it’s easy to add more if you want.
Blueberry Blast (0.22 oz) – Add 15-25 cups to your subscription for $8/month
I didn’t actually see many blueberry pieces here, but I could taste them! This is a rooibos tea, which works quite nicely with the blueberry (and is caffeine free). I tried this hot, but the Dollar Tea Club website also suggests this will work nicely for iced tea.
Periodically Pain-Less (0.22 oz) – Add 15-25 cups to your subscription for $8/month
This tea has some ingredients that are supposed to relieve symptoms associated with PMS and menstruation (though they don’t use those exact words on the product page). I can’t really test that since I had a hysterectomy last year, but I did try it. The overwhelming flavor is licorice and this also has anise seed, which just adds to the licorice flavor. So, I’m not a big fan of this one, as I just don’t care for licorice in tea (or anywhere else, really). This also has green mate so it is caffeinated, ginger which may calm the stomach, and a few other spice ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
Tarzan and Jane (0.22 oz) – Add 15-25 cups to your subscription for $8/month
This was another one I really enjoyed. It was a mix of green and black tea (I saw mostly the green when I looked at the leaves before brewing) and tons of fruity goodness like papaya, raisins, orange peel, and apricots. And, unlike some teas with dried fruits, you actually do notice the flavor coming out of the dried fruit (or perhaps that is the included flavoring?). At any rate, seeing as this was caffeinated, it was probably my favorite of the month.
Verdict: For $1 plus $3 in shipping, I am happy. (As you can see from the first image, nearly all of that shipping cost is spent on postage; the rest is probably for the envelope.)
There is enough tea here to get, by my estimate, at least 9 cups, so it works out to less than 50 cents per cup, which is right in line with other premium loose leaf teas. Everything was high quality, too, with identifiable ingredients and robust flavor. If you like to drink a little tea now and then or are thinking about getting into it, Dollar Tea Club is a good (and inexpensive) way to try a few things and see what you like without getting overwhelmed.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your recurring shipment will be sent within about 3 business days of your payment being processed so it’s possible, depending on when you sign up.
Coupon - Get 15% off your first Dollar Tea Club box with code MSAR401
Value Breakdown: At $4 for this box (including $1 for the subscription and $3 for shipping, you are paying about $1 per item (counting the filter bags as an item), but keep in mind that you can get multiple cups of tea from each packet of tea leaves.
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