Review of the True Tea Club Subscription Box

Now I am a girl who loves her cups of tea. Not a day goes by when I don’t help myself to a cup of tea. It’s fair to say it’s an integral part of my daily routine. Blogging has enlightened my tea palate encouraging me to try a variety of new teas. I have heard of tea subscription boxes but hadn’t really thought about giving it a try. So when I was lucky enough to receive a free monthly subscription box of The True Tea Club teas I admit to being a tad unsure of what to expect. The True Tea Club is a York based company who pride themselves on their huge selection of loose leaf teas, striving to discover new teas from around the globe to help them keep creating unique blends. The box itself was a brown letterbox sized cardboard box that had True Tea Club on it. The size of the box is perfect as it fits nicely through the letterbox which is always a big plus for me.

Onto the contents within the box. You get as four packets containing four tea different blends, four reusable tea bags and information cards and leaflets. I personally liked the leaflet with the generic brewing instructions for the different types of tea. Specific steeping instructions for each tea are found on the front of each tea packet. I have to say the reusable teabags got a big thumbs up for me as it meant that I could take the tea to work. I was very kindly sent the True Tea Club February 2017 box, which contained: Earl Grey Rebel Loose Leafed Tea, Rainbow Chaser Peppermint Tea, Mighty Mango Green Tea, and Vanilla Cupcake Rooibos Loose Leafed Tea.

Earl Grey Rebel Loose Leaf Tea
I choose this tea first as it is one of my favourite teas. It is described as having a rich taste of Assam leaves mixed with bergamot and orange flavouring. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list or no may contain warning. On opening the packet I was greeted by a strong citrus aroma from the orange and lemon. I struggled to smell the bergamot or cornflower. I added freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. I was a little disappointed by the aroma even on my close up sniff test I struggled to smell the bergamot that I associate with earl grey. On sipping the tea it was sadly the same. The citrus element overpowered the bergamot but this was still quiet weak. I love a cup of a nice cup of earl grey but this simply lacked any really flavour or aroma.

Rainbow Chaser Peppermint Tea
It is described as a magical concoction of apple pieces, blackberry leaves, peppermint, and orange peel. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list or no may contain warning. On opening the packet I was greeted by a pleasant peppermint aroma but struggled to smell the other elements to this tea. I infused the tea as instructed a long time compared to most teas that I drink. I was a little disappointed by the aroma even on my close up sniff test I was still unable to smell the different ingredients to the tea just a light delicate aroma. On sipping the tea it tasted like a light peppermint with a slightly sweet undertone noted but I was unable to distinguish and specific flavours. I think it would be the perfect tea if you like a mild mint tea and have a sweet tooth.

Mighty Mango Green Tea
It is described as being like a Californian beach, the sencha base is surrounded by bright sunflower blossoms which relaxes in harmony with the fruity mango flavour. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list or no may contain warning. On opening the packet I was greeted by a pleasant sweet mango aroma this took me by surprise as I was expecting a grassy aroma that I associate with green tea with a subtle undertones of mango. I added freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. I was greeted by a delightful strong aroma of mango this seemed to impact on the green tea and sunflower blossom as I was unable to smell this even on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea it was the same. That said the tea was very enjoyable. It was sweet and made for a nice refreshing tea. It would make a perfect iced tea for the warmer months.

Vanilla Cupcake Rooibos
It is described as an exotic and smooth rooibos that provides a velvet mouth feel mixed with a dash of banana chips to amplify this infusion. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list or no may contain warning. On opening the packet I was greeted by a pleasant woody aroma with subtle vanilla undertones noted. I added freshly boiled water to the tea and infused as instructed. The subtle sweetness from the vanilla and banana worked perfectly with the slight woodiness that you get from a rooibos tea. I have tried a few vanilla rooibos and found them to be a little artificially sweet, but it was the complete opposite with this tea. This is one of the nicest rooibos teas that I have tried and I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a new rooibos to try.

So would I recommend this subscription box? Yes I would. I really enjoyed the opportunity to try a diverse range of teas that the True Tea club Offers. The size of the subscription box is perfect and the four reusable teabags are practical but mean you also have fun making your own teabags. Yes the flavours may not have all been to my liking, but that’s part of the fun of a subscription box. If you don’t like a particular type of tea just let the company know by leaving a note at checkout and they will tailor your box for your preferences. If you would like to find out more about the company just click on the link where you can currently get 50% off your first box with the code ‘LOVE’ Click Here.
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this tea to try all of the opinions are honest and my own.

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47 thoughts on “Review of the True Tea Club Subscription Box

  1. Hi, I’ve just made a ‘Foodie Alphabet’ post and decided to include you in the ‘challenge’, feel free to participate 🙂 ! Also, in general, aside from the traditional English tea with milk etc., which tea is your favourite and would recommend? I’ve only had green tea and the normal English breakfast tea so it would be nice to try something else

  2. I’m sitting here wondering when ‘Vanilla Cupcake’ became a flavor for tea & how fast can I get one hahaha. Also, reusable tea bags, not sure how this is the first time I’ve heard of this, as in you can reuse the bag that you put the tea in or did I not understand that right? (probably didn’t understand that right hahaha) I feel like there are so many flavors of tea I haven’t tried but still stick to the same ones I always get!

    -Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

  3. Ooh, the vanilla cupcake sounds amazing! I’ve never tried flavoured tea other than green tea with lemon so this sounds so cool. I’ve lately been trying a Deatox tea and it actually tastes ok so I’m hoping it helps me lose weight and generally make me a little less hungry haha xo

  4. I love the sound of this subscription box! It’s a really cool way to try new teas without being stuck with a tea you don’t like! And that’s great you can let them know what you did and didn’t like for future! Really cool box, might have to get one and try it out for myself!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  5. Ah the mango green tea looks incredible! Recently I’ve really enjoyed mango flavoured things and I already love green tea so will definitely try this out (or cave in and get a subscription!) xx

    sophieannetaylor.blogspot.co.uk

    • Hi, I love the pun. I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth either. You can always say what you don’t like it can be adapted for you. I’ve not tried a graze box but I think it’s similar.

  6. I like this idea with different teas, unfortunately, my taste buds are not up to par. I am trying out lots of different ones now because I need something that can give me a boost. 🙂

    #brillblogposts

  7. This is such a good idea for a subscription box. I went off ‘normal’ tea with my pregancies and 2 years later I still can’t stand it. I love pretty much all other types though, and finding a new variety.
    Great review!
    Thank you for linking to the #BigPinkLink

  8. I’m more of a coffee girl, but we love our coffee subscriptions – we have 3 running I think! It’s a great way to keep mixing things up and trying new flavours. The vanilla rooibos tea sounds lovely – I’m a big vanilla fan! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Three coffee subscriptions is impressive. I think I shall be trying some other tea Subscriptions in the near future. If you love vanilla I’m sure you would like this tea. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

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