Note: I received this box for free with the request to review it. This does not impact the content of my review.
Books and Tea
It’s cold where I live. For the last week, we’ve had truck loads of fresh snow and temperatures hovering around -20 Celsius (that’s -4 Fahrenheit for you Americans). The main thought floating around my mind for the entirety of each and every day is of curling up with a book, a cozy blanket and a steaming cup of tea.
Thankfully, I’ve had no shortage of tea. Thanks to Matt at The True Tea Club, I’ve got a stash of fresh, loose leaf teas straight from the folks who know their tea, the Brits!
The True Tea Club
The True Tea Club is a monthly subscription box based in York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Each month, subscribers get an adorably packed box with four loose leaf teas, come tea filters, and information on how to brew each type of tea for maximum flavour.
When my box arrived, I giggled. Really. I did. Ask my husband. I tore into it, too excited to wait and prepare to film an unboxing video (I still haven’t gotten a new tripod, so no new videos for me yet…). The box is beautifully packaged, as you can see from the quick photos I snapped on my kitchen counter as I opened it. I keep repacking it so I can stare at how pretty it is.
The teas are packaged in lovely little resealable packets with easy to read labels. The names are adorable too! And they give not only the ingredients in each tea but also a little descriptions and all the info you might need or want about the tea.
The True Tea Club offers three different monthly subscriptions
- Standard = 4 types of tea with enough for 40 cups for £10 (about $16 CAD)
- Premium = 4 types of tea with enough for 60 cups for £15 (about $25 CAD)
- Deluxe = 4 types of tea with enough for 80 cups for £20 (about $33 CAD)
Some details about The True Tea Club for you.
- Shipping in the UK is free. International is £3.50 (That’s about $6 CAD).
- New subscription boxes are shipped on the 20th of each month.
As as subscriber, you can advise if there is a certain kind of tea you don’t want and they will customize your box for you. Subscribers also get 15% off the online shop – so you can buy refills of your favourite teas that you discovered in your subscription box. If you’re not loving the box, you can cancel anytime. Subscriptions are all month to month.
The True Tea Club states that they specialize in seven loose leaf teas – white tea, green tea, black tea, oolong, chai, rooibos, and herbal tea.
My box contained an herbal, a black, a green, and a rooibos. They are
- Rainbow Chaser – A Magical Concoction of apple pieces, blackberry leaves, peppermint and orange peel.
- Earl Grey Rebel – A rebel in its own right. This looks tea provides a rich taste of assam leaves with bergamot and adroitly joins forces with orange flavouring.
- Mighty Mango – Mellow like a Californian beach, the sencha basis is surrounded by bright sunflower blossoms which relaxes in harmony with the fruity mango flavour.
- Vanilla Cupcake – An exotic and smooth vanilla rooibos which provides a velvet mouth-feel. An added dash of banana chips amplifies this infusion into a heavenly status.
Like I said, the names are super fun. And the teas are so beautiful! I’ve only brewed three of them so far, and will probably sample the remaining one tonight.
I liked the Earl Grey Rebel a lot, especially with a bit of sugar and milk to enhance the richness. This isn’t surprising to me. Black teas are usually my favourite. I don’t always like bergamot, but it isn’t overwhelming in this tea at all. The Vanilla Cupcake smells very strongly and a little strange, but it tastes wonderful and really does feel velvety smooth. The Rainbow Chaser smells very strongly of peppermint, which scared me. I don’t usually like peppermint tea. But the flavour is very subtle and delicate. I feel like it’s a perfect evening tea to relax before bedtime.
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