Amoda Tea Subscription Review + 40% Off Coupon – December 2018
Amoda Tea is a monthly tea subscription. Every month, they send you loose-leaf teas that have been blended in small batches and sourced from craft tea companies across the continent. Their goal is to simplify your tea discovering and send you the best blends they’ve found.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Amoda Tea
The Box: Amoda Tea
The Cost: $20 a month + free shipping
The Products: 4 different teas, and 10 loose leaf tea bags. There is also a Low Caff option “for light sleepers” that’s the same price. “Each tea pouch has enough tea for 3-5 cups of tea.”
Ships to: US & Canada
Amoda Tea December 2018 Review
The information card provides a short description of each tea, information about their online community, and a member only store discount!
They usually send a postcard each month.
As always, Amoda has sent along some biodegradable tea filters, which I always appreciate!
Christmas Pudding Tea – Buy 1.75 oz. for $13.00
I did not expect to like this tea much at all. Pudding tea? What? I was wrong! It smelled like coming home for Christmas. It is a more complex blend of Oolong, Darjeeling, Puerh tea types, and this trio balances out the festive flavors beautifully and makes what could be a gimmicky tea something totally sophisticated and warming. I enjoyed it alone, but feel free to add your favorite creamer and sweetener to this one. It makes the perfect after feasting treat.
Blood Orange Puerh – Buy 1.75 oz. for $16.00
This kind of tea is my JAM. It is bold, flavorful, and just a little weird. You can smell the dried orange as soon as you open the bag, and it is strong! The tea itself is a really interesting, tangy, and very woody flavor, but that bright orange keeps it drinkable. I would not dream of adding any cream to this one, but it was a different kind of delicious when I added some raw sugar.
Champagne Berry Bliss – Buy 1.75 oz. for $10.00
It is way cute that Amoda sends us a champagne flavored tea right as we enter this new year! This green tea is light and delicate and has soft flavors of berries and rose oil. Be sure not to over brew this one, it will go bitter! Skip the cream and add your favorite sweetener. This was also really tasty iced with honey.
Coastal Cranberry Spice – Buy 1.75 oz. for $13.00
Normally with anything cranberry, I like to add orange. I had none this week, and I was not leaving my house during the holiday madness so I substituted a lemon with this tea. While not as amazing as orange would have been, the lemon really enhanced the bold cranberry flavor of this blend. The dried berries also gave it the prettiest red color! It was tart and felt very festive.
Verdict: Amoda Tea sent some really fine teas this month. There wasn’t a single one I didn’t enjoy, even though I totally thought the Christmas Pudding one would be a dud. My favorite was the beautiful and weird Blood Orange Puerh, though it was had to pick from the four sent this month. This sub always sends teas that are both tasty and beautiful to look at.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box.
Value Breakdown: At $20.00 per month, you’re paying between $1.00- $1.66 per cup of tea depending on how much you brew at a time.
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What type of Amoda Tea would you like to try? Did you have a favorite this month?