I’m journeying into using loose-leaf tea to reduce my plastic usage when it comes to my favorite drink. I absolutely LOVED the teas in my first box, and the information card is so helpful, but I was really disappointed to see that each tea came in a little package made of plastic. It seems like there are other more sustainable ways to package! I would 100% bump this rating up to five stars if the packaging was fully, easily reusable/recyclable!
I love tea, and I really wanted to love this box. The bags were a bit smaller than I expected based on the pictures, with .3 oz/10 grams in each bag. There was a handy card explaining the flavor profile of each tea along with brewing instructions. However the instructions on the card said to brew one of the teas for 3-5 min. but the bag said 5-10 min. I tried both and 5-10 min. worked best. The directions also say to use two tsps. per cup, which would yield about 5 cups per bag, but I found that I needed to use more or the tea was really weak. My first box contained Earl Grey, Irish Creme, Summer's Chai, and Atoqua Herbal. Earl Grey is a favorite of mine, but this didn't taste like a traditional Earl Grey. The Irish Creme had Irish Creme "flavoring" in it and tasted like coffee creamer. The chai was different from a traditional chai with the addition of shredded coconut. I don't care for chai teas so its not fair for me to render an opinion on this one. The Atoqua Herbal was my favorite. It's made with cranberries, blueberries, orange and lemon peel, hibiscus, and rose petals. It also has raspberry, orange, and lemon "flavorings" but it doesn't say whether they are natural or artificial. This tea had a slightly medicinal aftertaste that dissipated when I added sweetener. I would order this tisane again. Unfortunately, one out of four is not sufficient justification to continue my subscription at this time. I calculated today as the last day to cancel my subscription, but when I went on line to do so, I saw that I had already been billed for another shipment as of yesterday! I would still recommend that you give this box a try. Some thought went into creating these 'out of the box' flavor combinations and they're a nice departure from a straightforward green or black tea. For the money, it's definitely worth a try. Everyone's tastes are different. You never know what delicious treasure you might discover! Happy Sipping!
Unique blend but very small quantity. Only enough to make one cup of tea pure pouch. Expected enough for a couple of cups per sample so I could share.
I mean.. it wasn't bad. There was one tea that I really liked but the others were just meh. Wouldn't get it again.
Just got my first box in a three month subscription, it came with an herbal, black, green, and oolong. I'm hoping the next box is better as the only one out of this box that was good was the herbal, the green tasted as though a whole corn had been dried and chopped and labeled as tea.
I was expecting a lot more, not so much in the quantity of tea but more so in the quality of the presentation. I already had the tea diffuser they sent me. I picked it up for 50 cents so I guess they did the same. The tea selection wasn't bad but it also wasn't something amazing that I'd be excited to try. Seems like generic tea blends you could pick up anywhere. I'm going to give this one more try for next month & update my review but if nothing changes, I won't be paying for this anymore.
3-4 stars. I'd give 4 stars is this is a gift for a new tea drinker, as it comes with a loved tea diffuser and 4 selections to try. But for someone who's a more experienced tea drinker, who likely won't need the diffuser, the tea was ok. The Aug selection did not have very good variety, 2 herbals (decaf), green tea blend and the only black tea was decaf. Also the black tea was not good quality, it looked like powder/ no visible tea leaves.
I loved the tea but its a bit expensive for the small amount of tea you get, but very flavorful and delicious product.
Simple Loose Leaf tea has a decent variety, however the quality of tea is somewhat lacking compared to competitor boxes is somewhat lacking. If you want to try a bunch of okay teas this the one for you, but if you want high quality, go elsewhere.