One of my many obsessions lately has been subscription boxes.There are so many to choose from and you can get almost anything curated in a cute little box straight to your door.
I found an awesome deal for this lil Canadian box, if you go to this page and put in “teas” as the password you can get 60% off your first box! That works out to $8, which is incredible.
Of course, after your first month your price will be $20, which includes shipping and 4 packages of tea selected from around the world: Equivalent to 35ish cups of tea give or take. The best part is… surprises! I’m a sucker for a good surprise.
What: A Canadian subscription box of four tea packets from around the globe.
Shipping: FREE. Ships within North America
Price: $20 each month, or $8 for your first month with the code above.
Customize: No. Each month is a total surprise.
Cancellation Options: You can send an email or call, or alternatively you can cancel through Paypal if that’s how you paid. You can also pause and restart your subscription at any time if you don’t want to receive a box for a couple month.
The packages are supposed to ship on the 17th of every month, but mine showed up early on the 16th. Our post carriers are stealthy! The box was bundled up within a newspaper in my mailbox and I didn’t even hear it delivered.
The packaging is simple but beautiful, and if you take the whole box apart the inside has a tea steeping chart inside! I never quite know how long to steep tea for so I appreciate having the chart.
The box I received was curated for St. Patrick’s day, and while I don’t really celebrate it or anything all the teas looked and smelled amazing.
Black Magic Mint (Black Tea)
This contains two kinds of black tea, peppermint, ground carob (similar to cocoa but a different plant), and vanilla. Mmm this one smells nice. I probably drink black tea most often so I’ll definitely drink this. I love that tea sparrow directly tells you on the packaging if the tea is caffeinated, herbal, black, etc. and how to steep it.
Raspberry Green Tea
I’m not a big green tea drinker to be honest but I’m always up to try something new. This contains green tea, raspberry, hibiscus, and natural raspberry flavour. I feel like this would make a great iced tea. And seriously, just look at how beautiful the loose tea leaves are!!
Organic Peppermint (herbal)
I was so happy to see this! I was worried I’d get a lot of obscure teas that I wouldn’t like but I love peppermint tea. The package suggests to crush the leaves to get the peppermint flavour to come through and it really does! Peppermint tea is my go to when I want to curl up with a good book. I love that Tea Sparrow includes the website of the tea company so that you can reorder if you want more.
Red Hot Chai (Herbal Rooibos)
This smells like those red hot candies you would eat as a kid and contains rooibos, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla. I actually enjoyed this tea which surprised me since I’m not a big chai or rooibos drinker. The cinnamon overshadowed everything else, but I like cinnamon so it’s all good.
Final Thoughts: I’m loving this March box! The only tea that I might not personally be finishing is the green tea, and my husband likes it so it won’t go to waste. This box is giftable and would be great for the tea lover in your life. You get a fairly decent amount in the tea packages for the money. It’s definitely cheaper than buying the same amount at David’s tea and in doing so you are supporting a smaller business. Would I repurchase? Definitely, but I will wait a few months until my stash starts to dwindle!
This little one put some holes in one of the bags when I wasn’t looking. Have you tried Tea Sparrow? What kind of tea would you like to see in this box?
Happy Thursday Everyone!