The subscription box trend has really taken off over the past few years; everything from fashion, to beauty, to snacks, to movies, to razors and everything in between. And I get why it’s so popular– who doesn’t love getting packages in the mail? A while ago, I was on the hunt for a healthy subscription box and stumbled upon Field to Cup, a tea discovery service. Field to Cup doesn’t use artificial flavours, only high-quality ingredients, which I was glad to hear. I really thought this was a cool concept, and I am a total tea-lover, so I thought I’d give it a try!
I was so eager to get my first box. When it arrived I was so excited, especially when I saw “Happy Sipping Charlotte!” written on the inside. How cute is that?! It really shows that they care about their customers and take pride in what they do. The box came with lots of advice and instructions about how to prepare the teas perfectly every time and suggested add-ins to enhance them. The note on top was so sweet and truly put a smile on my face.
I had the Tea Discovery Box Plus, which you can currently get for just $30 per month! It has seven 10g envelopes of tea and one 2oz envelope of a customer favourite or seasonal tea– that’s enough for more than 60 cups! This month I received a Green Tea called Pink Ruby as the customer favourite, which was a really lovely grapefruit flavoured green tea and one of my favourites in the box. I love green teas because they are so detoxifying and refreshing. There are several other subscription options available with different prices and amounts/types of teas. They also have beautiful teaware that you can buy for really good prices.
I’d like to quickly talk about the other teas that came in the box. I took a few weeks and tried all of them, and overall, they are tasty, high-quality teas that are true to the descriptions. I did, however, like some more than others, which makes sense as everyone has different taste preferences. Also, if you find that one of your teas are tasting bitter or bland, send Field to Cup an email or Instagram message and they will be happy to help you out. I was finding Pink Ruby a little bitter first, and when I mentioned this to them over DM, they made a few suggestions that made my tea taste much better!
I’ll start with my favourite: Dark Lust. This is a black tea that could easily become my go-to morning tea as it has caffeine and a really smooth taste. For you Newfoundlanders, it is the most like Tetley Orange Pekoe out of the whole box. Enjoy.
Apple Walnut Streudel was a close second. It smells amazing, like the perfect Fall candle. It tasted sweet and nutty, without being too overbearing. Fruit teas aren’t usually my favourite, but I did enjoy this one very much. Vanilla Cupcake was fantastic too. I would suggest having this one with a sweet treat, like a pastry or cake. It was more of a dessert tea for me, and not something I’d want to have every day, like Hazelnutty, which is delicious but not quite as sweet.
Even though green teas are usually my go-to, Very Berry was not one of my favourites, since I’m not really a fruit tea kind of gal. This green blend smelled amazing: fresh, light, and fruity. But the taste was too tangy and flavorful for me. If you love fruity teas though, this one is definitely for you. Slow Roasted was the most interesting tea for me, I’d never had anything like it before. It is a herbal tea, with no caffeine, and smells just like coffee– and it’s literally just roasted barley. It was pretty tasty, too! My least favourite in the bunch was Ginger Honey, a fruit tea. It smelled incredible, and I added honey which was recommended on the packaging, but I ended up just not liking the taste at all. It certainly wasn’t my cup of tea (get it? hehe) but someone else may really enjoy it.
I am SO glad I had the chance to try Field to Cup. It was such a fun experience, and I learned a lot about tea along the way. If you’re a tea lover like me, you should definitely give it a try. You can follow them on Instagram @fieldtocup and check out their website!
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