It's finally September, so it's time for a new subscription box review! Some of you may know already, by reading my post on The Pip Box, that I'm trying out subscription boxes and I'm doing reviews on them. This basically means that I'm buying 1 subscription box per month, and every month it's a different one. Since I have many interests, the contents (and price) of the boxes will vary each month as well.
So, last month I tried a vegan beauty box (almost all of the boxes and products I buy/use are vegan and cruelty free by the way) and I liked it very much. I've used nearly all of the products at least once already and they're definitely worth the money. This month however, I decided to try something else completely to keep things interesting. I didn't want something that was very expensive either so I browsed Instagram and True Tea Club came up. This immediately piqued my interest since I love tea and especially the loose leaf kind! ☕
ABOUT TRUE TEA CLUB &
THEIR SUBSCRIPTION BOXES
True Tea Club is a UK based company. They have a webshop (trueteaclub.co.uk) on which they sell a wide variety of loose leaf tees. And with a wide variety, I mean a very, very wide variety! They have white tea, green tea, black tea, oolong tea, rooibos tea, herbal tea, fruit infused tea etc. in lots of different flavors. They sell gift boxes as well, and what I was the most excited about: monthly subscription boxes.
Their monthly subscription boxes contain four different blends for which you pay £10.00 to £20.00 per month (depending on the size you choose) + free shipping if you live in the UK or £3.50 if you live outside the UK, which is very cheap. 💸
When you decide to subscribe, you get some options to choose from. First you have to choose the size. The options are standard (around 40 cups of tea), premium (around 60 cups) and deluxe (around 80 cups). I decided to take the smallest option, since I wanted to try it out first. Next, they ask you about the requirements. This is where you can tell them about allergies or other things you'd like them to know before ordering. The options you can choose from:
vegan friendly (my choice obviously)
You can only pick one of these options but if you want more options I'm sure you can just email them about it, they'll probably help you out a much as they can. Their service is excellent! I emailed them while ordering to ask them if I could cancel my subscription right away since I'm trying out different boxes and I don't want to be subscribed to 10 different boxes at the same time (unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to afford that) and they were very understanding about it. They answered my email within half an hour, even though it was already 8pm. They cancelled my subscription right away and were not at all trying to push me to stay subscribed (which is something many companies would sadly try to do by offering you discounts, gifts etc.).
The last thing you can choose is the dispatch date. You can either choose to have them ship your box within 24 hours or (if you want to receive your box on the same day each month), on the 20th of each month. Obviously I chose to have it shipped within 24 hours. I could not wait to receive it!
WHAT WAS IN THE BOX?
When I opened the box, there were four different blends in it (as promised).
My box contained:
berries & cream (fruit infusion)
(very sweet, no sugar needed)
vanilla cupcake (rooibos tea)
(Despite what the name implies, this one was a lot less sweet than expected. Very yummy though.)
cinnamon & rose petals (black tea)
(my absolute favourite, made me think of Christmas)
darjeeling earl grey (black tea)
(not sweet, with a herbal flavour)
What I found really great is that there were disposable tea bags included in the box (I own some tea strainers but I hate doing dishes, haha) and that each package had it's own instructions printed individually on the bag. On the packages it says clearly how much tea you need for one cup (measured in teaspoons), how long you have to let it brew and where it comes from, since the teas are from all around the world. 🌎✌️
This subscription box is definitely worth it's price (or maybe even more). The teas inside were all very good and I loved the packaging of them equally as much. I already know I will be ordering from them again in the future. If not a subscription box, I will definitely order some loose packages, however I might subscribe to them as well. Even if I would eventually choose another box to stay subscribed to, this box is inexpensive and definitely good enough to subscribe to as well.
I would definitely reccomend this box to all tea lovers out there!
From: True Tea Club
Price: €11 to €22 ($13 to $26 / £10 to £20 ) (depends on the size you choose)