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.
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this tea to try all of the opinions are honest and my own.

47 Comments

  1. March 19, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Hi, I’ve just made a ‘Foodie Alphabet’ post and decided to include you in the ‘challenge’, feel free to participate πŸ™‚ ! 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

    • March 19, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Indeed a great way to try new teas.

  2. Eva@L.E.EBakers
    March 19, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Great review!

  3. lolitambonita
    March 20, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Oh I love the sound of the mango tea along with the vanilla cupcake! I dont dare buy into subscription boxes as too nervous I wont like something. I do love the idea of reusable teabags! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

  4. March 20, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Not a fan of tea. But my boyfriend is and this box looks like an incredible gift to recieve even as a one off. I’m a total subscription box lover xx

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Hi, yes it would be a great gift for a tea lover. I’m new to subscription boxes but need to try some more now, Chloe.

  5. March 20, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    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

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Hi, Sarah I’m guilty of sticking to the same teas as well. Vanilla style teas are quiet common now, but can be a bit hit and miss.

  6. March 20, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    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

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Hi, good luck with your detox tea. This box is a great way to be introduced to flavoured teas so may be worth while trying, Chloe.

  7. March 20, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    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

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      Hi, yes it’s s fab idea especially for me as I may have a few boxes of tea at home 😊.

  8. March 20, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    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

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Hi, yes this sounds like it may be the perfect tea for you to try. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  9. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)
    March 20, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    Sounds like a great subscription box and an amazing to discover new tea! True that I always go buy camomile, early grey and peppermint so maybe this would help bring a little change ahah xx Corinne

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Hi, I am guilty of doing exactly the same 😊. So it’s is the perfect way to come out of your comfort zone and discover new teas, Chloe.

  10. March 20, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    What a great way to find new teas! Also loving the photography! Thanks for sharing your review!

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

    • March 20, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Hi, it is a great way indeed. Thanks for the kind comments, Chloe.

  11. March 20, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I wish I liked Earl Grey! 😩 the mango and vanilla cupcake ones sound SO nice though! X

    • March 20, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      That’s the good thing about the box is you can request not to have what you don’t like.

  12. March 20, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I don’t think these are quite my cup of tea (ha) as I don’t have much of a sweet tooth when it comes to tea, but I love the idea of trying a few different teas. Would you say it’s like a graze box for tea?
    Cora x http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • March 20, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      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.

  13. March 22, 2017 / 7:44 am

    That rainbow peppermint tea sounds amazing! glad you enjoyed it! though i am a bit more of a coffee lover nowadays. #sundaybest

    • March 22, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Yes it was great to try some different teas. Peppermint tea is one of my favourites. I’m afraid I’m not keen on coffee.

  14. March 23, 2017 / 7:42 am

    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. πŸ™‚

    #brillblogposts

    • March 23, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Hi, I think this would be great to try then as there is s good variety which changes each month. I hope you find one that gives you a boost.

  15. March 25, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    I love tea and love subscription services so this is a fab combo for me! Shame the first two weren’t so great but the rooibos sounds lovely. Thank you for linking up to #SundayBest x

    • March 31, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Hi, sorry for the delay in responding to your comment it was in the spam, not sure why. The rooibos was indeed lovely.

    • April 4, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Hi, it sure is. It’s a great way to discover new teas.

  16. April 5, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    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

    • April 5, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      Hi, it sure is a great way to try and discover new teas. I’m sure I will be getting some more boxes in the future, Chloe.

  17. April 6, 2017 / 3:26 am

    I love my tea subscription box, it is a different company but yours sounds amazing. #MarvMondays

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:26 am

      I should not post before double checking things. #bigpinklink

      • April 6, 2017 / 3:34 pm

        I’m guilty of that as well 😊

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:34 pm

      Oh what subscription company do you use? I may have to give it a try. Thanks.

      • April 6, 2017 / 3:56 pm

        It’s the Steeped Tea Teazer. I’m not sure where you’re located but I believe it’s only available in Canada and the United States.

        • April 6, 2017 / 4:37 pm

          Thank you I shall girl I’m UK based.

  18. April 7, 2017 / 11:39 am

    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

    • April 7, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      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.

  19. April 10, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I’m not a tea drinker, but love my coffee! I must see if they have coffee subscriptions as I love the idea of trying new ones. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • April 10, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Hi, I’m sure there must be as there seems to be subscriptions for most things now. I hope you find one to try.

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