introduced you to Simple Loose Leaf, a monthly subscription box for tea drinkers. I told you that I'd be back with a review once I had the chance to try it out, so as promised - here is that review. With a Simple Loose Leaf membership, each tea box that you receive will include at least 4 different loose leaf teas - a black, a green, an herbal, and a surprise or two, plus 2 reusable muslin tea bags.
Each box also contains a beautifully done card with information about the products in your box. Along with descriptions of each type of tea that you received, it also tells the proper steps for making a cup of loose leaf tea, which I think is important, especially for those less familiar with loose leaf...like myself. Knowing how much of each tea to use, what temperature the water should be (because it's not the same for all types), and how long to let it steep can be a bit daunting if you've only ever used prefilled tea bags.
Each card also contains a Member Discount Code specific to your tea box that gives you a 50% discount on any tea purchase at their shop website through the end of that month.
my thoughts: The smell of this one is amazing, and it really does conjure up a sense of the holidays, though I'd happily enjoy it year round. Plus, it's so pretty!
my thoughts: I'm a sucker for lavender, it really is the perfect soother. The green tea is smooth and light, and the addition of the lavender buds makes this feel like a spa drink.
My thoughts: This is a perfect, all-occasion black tea. It smells lovely and is nice with milk and honey. I used it to plump raisins for a loaf of Irish Barmbrack recently, and imparted a beautiful flavor to the bread.
my thoughts: I love this, the smell alone is enough to transport lovers of fall (like myself) to paradise. I like it with milk and honey and do think it's best enjoyed on a crisp autumn day.
my thoughts: I really wanted to enjoy this, but the smell is awful (and since smell influences taste, it's very hard to drink). I think it smells sort of like a dirty fish tank or maybe even a wet bird's nest (go figure). It must be an acquired taste. The sips I managed to take without breathing first were very smooth, but...this one is not for me.
Will I continue this subscription (aka pay for it when my free trial period is over): YES!
Want to subscribe? Join now. Need more information? Check out the FAQ's at the Simple Loose Leaf website. Memberships are available in 1 month ($13.99/month), 3 month ($12.99/month), and 6 month ($11.99/month) subscriptions. You can get your first month for $3.99 if you sign up now!
As a US Family Guide blogger, I received a complimentary tea box for the purposes of review. All opinions stated in this post are my own.
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Simple Loose Leaf Subscription Tea Box ReviewMonday, February 29, 2016
Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.