Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May Tea Sparrow package

Tea Sparrow is a subscription service for loose tea and is based out of Canada. Tea Sparrow sent me a complimentary box to review just in time for Mother's Day. If you click on the Tea Sparrow links and use password "teas" you can get your first month for $8.00. What a great gift!

I know there is a whole sub-culture of coffee and tea connoisseurs and there is an art to brewing the perfect cup of either. I enjoy both drinks but am by no means an expert in either. I like trying new flavors of tea and if you are a tea drinker this is a perfect way to sample some new varieties.  In fact Tea Sparrow's tag line is "A World of Tea at Your Door". That pretty much says it all. Each month you will receive four 1 oz. bags of loose leaf tea to try. Tea Sparrow says each shipment will make 35-65 cups of tea depending on if you like your tea weak or strong. So really you could have a cup of tea every day for a month, very cool. The price of each shipment is $20 with shipping included.

This is $20 a month and ships to the US and Canada. 

The good:

Variety: If you like trying different loose teas but get overwhelmed at the numerous jars at Whole Foods then give this a try.

Want more? Love a tea you tried. There is info on where to get more printed on each bag.

Perfect Cup? Each package tells you how much tea to use as well as temperature of water and steeping time.

Tea loving friend? You can send a gift subscription to the tea lover in your life.

Tea'd out this month? You can skip months or put your subscription on pause.

The not so good:

Price: This cost more than if you bought the tea individually yourself. Of course you would have to find them and pay shipping costs.

May Tea Sparrow package

This is extra information on the Clouds and Mist tea. I just love the name Clouds and Mist. 

Contents of box: 

Chocolate Blueberry Organic Black Tea, This blueberry chocolate tea combines the maltiness of Assam black tea, the sweet aroma of blueberries, and a creamy chocolate finish. Add a touch of honey and it makes a wonderful dessert! Value = $3.75

Blood Orange Smoothie, This creamy blend of naturally caffeine-free South African red roobios, orange, and vanilla is herbal bliss! Value = $4.00

Organic Cheery Fruit Tea, Honey brings out the flavours of this original blend. Lovely natural sweetness with a hint of orange. Value = $1.50

Clouds and Mist, also known as 'yawn', has a compelling aroma of smoky, citrus and vegetal. It's earthy taste, reminiscent of sweet, roasted artichokes, is well-rounded, with a slight note of toasted pecans. Value = $4.00

The total value of this box is at least $13.25. The cheery fruit tea is from Germany so the pricing was difficult to find on that, not to mention having it order it from another country. The other teas were from America and the Clouds and Mist and Orange Smoothie came from The Tea Spot and they will send you sample packets for $4, which I would guess are about these size of these packets. The last shipment I received from Tea Sparrow I ended up brewing the teas in hot water then putting them in fridge for iced tea and I loved it! Since summer is coming I think I will do that with these ones also. 

I can't wait to try all of these teas but especially the Blood Orange Smoothie and Clouds and Mist. I would've tried them before posting but I wanted to get this out in case anyone wanted to try and order this for mothers day.  

If you want to give Tea Sparrow a try click on my link and enter the password "teas". You will get your first month for only $8. That's only $2 a pouch, what a great deal!

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