I started to build my tea collection about a year ago (mostly with David’s Tea) and I remember I became so obsessed that I was drinking tea sometimes 2, 3 or even 4 times a day. I even had to get a new kettle because I broke our 20-year-old one from over-usage.
After trying many, many, MANY different kinds of tea from David’s Tea, I decided it was time to branch out and try other brands; namely organic tea that is difficult to find in stores. I started searching for tea subscription boxes but I found many were overpriced and didn’t include as much tea as I was hoping for, or did not promise a large variety of tea but promised an expensive S&H rate.
I discovered Tea Sparrow on a fellow subscription unboxer’s review website. I was very attracted to this particular box because of the variety of tea that comes in each box monthly, as well as the low price of $20/month for 4 premium samples of different types of tea. I decided to give this box a try as I had read many positive reviews on it (I always read reviews first before purchasing anything).
Price: I received my first box of Tea Sparrow for only $12.00/month through a promotional code. If you think about it, this is an amazing deal considering you get 4 samples of tea for only $4.00 each. Some places charge this much just for one cup of tea. This also included my S&H rate which I was ecstatic about, because some places nab you by charging an extra $20-30 just for S&H, so I was thrilled with this price.
Box: The tea arrives in a thin, brown box that is perfectly convenient if you don’t like receiving huge boxes in the mail. On the inside of the box are instructions and information on the tea. When I opened my box, a small piece of paper fell out that provided a little description of each flavor of tea surrounding the December theme. I thought this was a nice touch as it made the experience of receiving the tea a lot more personalized than generic. The packets of tea come in re-sealable brown packets that are the perfect size to store in your cabinet, purse, or wherever you decide to store tea.
Teas: The December Box came with 4 teas:
- Safari Oolong
- Cream of Earl Grey (Black)
- Winter Almond Rooibos
- Organic Christmas Delight (Herbal)
Each tea packet contained instructions on how to brew, as well as a section for the ingredients in each tea packet. Full of organic, beneficial and healthy ingredients with a variety to choose from, these teas reflected everything that the holidays mean to me.
Result: I was really pleased with this month’s Tea Sparrow subscription box. I always try to provide the most honest reviews as possible and if I have a critique, I will point it out. However, I honestly can’t find anything wrong with this subscription box. The variety is wonderful, with 4 different types of teas to sample. I was pleasantly surprised with the Safari Oolong tea, as I drank Oolong tea for a couple of months about a year ago when I was trying to lose weight and I definitely noticed a difference. This tea definitely gives a nice addition to the other teas that seem to be more holiday-themed. I am also quite pleased with the size of the packets, as each one can give you about 6-10 cups of tea (depending on how much you use), so that’s only $20 for 24-40 cups of tea (where $20.00 at the local coffee shop can buy you about 5-10 cups of tea). If you are contemplating on where you should get your first tea subscription box, this company gives you plentiful sample sizes, good/organic tea, a wide variety of tea to choose from and enough information so you know exactly what you are consuming.
Visit https://www.teasparrow.com/ to go get your first box now!