GlobeIn Artisan Tea Time Box Review + 50% Off Coupon
GlobeIn is a monthly subscription that sends you original crafts by global artisans. Each box contains handcrafted items from around the world and the stories of the artists who made the pieces
This is a review of the $60.00 Tea Time Box. The cost is $45.00 if purchased as an add-on.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn Artisan Box
The Cost: The Tea Time Box is $60.00 or $45 if purchased as an add-on.
If you’re interested in a GlobeIn subscription, the Premium box is $40 per month + free shipping for the first month ($10 shipping for future months). The Essential membership ($10/month) provides monthly credit to access and purchase discounted items, or you can opt-in to receive a surprise item instead.
The Products: Handcrafted items from around the world curated around a monthly theme.
Ships to: U.S. (free shipping for the first month, $10 shipping for future months)
GlobeIn Tea Time Box Review
Each box from GlobeIn contains a booklet that explains the boxes theme and goes into great detail regarding the artisans who made each item. For me, the main draw of this sub is the special handmade items from all over the world, so I truly appreciate this info!
Teacup and Saucer, Morocco– Retail Value $15.00
This beautiful teacup and saucer combo was made by a studio called Pottery Serghini. This family business has been making pottery since 1830! Wow! These pieces are completely handmade and hand painted. I love that you can see how the pattern was created by a real person. I personally love a human touch over a machine’s any day. While I usually enjoy a larger teacup, there is something so special about this set and it is well worth a refill to enjoy it in your hands.
This towel is stamped with such a delicate and pretty botanical illustration. I love how minimal it is and actually can’t bear the thought of getting it dirty, so it lives on the handle of my oven, just for beauty’s sake. This piece comes to us via a company called Piece & Co, which employs talented women weavers and artisans in order to help them earn a living wage and make sure that the art of hand weaving is kept alive. In Karur, India, this practice has been a huge part of the culture for generations.
Rosewood Tea Box, India – Listed Value $20.00
This stunning teabox was my favorite item. The wood is beautifully grained and the finish is smooth and lustrous. I love the hand carved lid! As a tea addict, I have actually wanted a tea box for quite some time! This box is the first I have seen that I feel fits into my kitchen decor and is also worthy enough for my treasured teas. This piece comes to us via Matr Boomie, an organization that encourages the continuation of the traditional wood carving arts in north central India, while making sure their employed artisans have safe working spaces and earn a fair and livable wage.
I already know and love the Numi brand and this is one of my favorite teas they offer. It is a bright and bold green tea with the potent scent of Jasmine flowers. The scent of the Jasmine blossoms takes me away to warmer days and sunshine. As with any green tea, be careful not to over brew, as they go bitter! I adore it with a little raw sugar and almond milk. I have also tried this one iced and sweetened with honey in the summer. This tea itself is actually really special because the leaves came from the first organic and first fair trade certified tea farm in China. If you want to learn more about this farm, they have a really interesting and informative video that explains how this tea has helped workers live better lives through fair wages, working conditions, and education.
The Verdict: I really adore this GlobeIn box. Everything felt so handmade and special. I loved reading more about the companies and artisans behind each product. It always feels nice to buy products that directly support people who are creating things in ways that their families have been doing for generations. I think this sub is perfect for someone like myself who appreciates obviously handmade products and values the time-honored traditions in which they are made. The product value totals $57.99, which just about meets the retail price and is a little higher than the $45.00 add-on price.
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