"There is no problem on earth that can't be ameliorated by a hot bath and a cup of tea" (Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey)
Amen to that. Where would I be without a cup of tea, or two or five? Self-confessed teaholic, I am always delighted to try new brands and flavours of tea.
If like me you enjoy discovering new teas, how about a tea subscription box?
The True Tea Club subscription box is a company based in York. They specialise in seven loose teas - white, green, black, oolong, chai, rooibos and herbal tea - to satisfy every taste and preference.
New subscription boxes are released on the 20th every month, but the boxes are also sent out all the time in between these dates.
How does it work?
You choose between three different levels of subscription:
1. Standard (40 cups of tea) at £10 per month
2. Premium (60 cups) at £15 per month
3. Deluxe (80 cups) at £20 per month.
Delivery is free in the UK, while international customers will pay £3.75 delivery fee.
What will you receive?
- 4 different loose leaf tea (new every month)
- 4 empty tea bags
- welcome card
- business card
- tailor card
If there is a certain type of tea you don't like, you need to let The True Tea Club know by leaving a note at the checkout.
All subscribers also receive an exclusive 15% off the online shop.
Customers can cancel any time, there are no long standing commitments.
I was happy to receive a sample box from The True Tea Club (please note that your packages will be bigger in size. The samples I got were for a couple cups of tea for each flavour).
There were four different flavours to choose from.
Mighty Mango, is decsribed as "mellow like a Californian beach, the sencha basis is surrounded by bright sunflower blossoms which relaxes in harmony with the fruity mango flavour".
ingredients: green tea, flavouring, sunflower blossoms
It is a lovely, aromatic tea, with fruity taste.
Earl Grey Rebel is "a rebel in its own right. This loose tea provides a rich taste of assam leaves with bergamot and adroitly joint forces with orange flavouring".
Ingredients include Assam tea, lemon peel, orange peel, cornflower petals and natural flavouring.
Earl Grey is my favourite tea. I am happy to drink it every day. Earl Grey has a distinct flavour and aroma, it is a beautiful tea, both in rich colour and taste.
Rainbow Chaser is "a magical concoction of apple pieces, blackberry leaves, peppermint and orange peel".
Ingredients: apple pieces. blackberry leaves, sultanas, orange peel, safflower, peppermint, lemon-myrtle, lemon peel, stinging nettle leaves, freeze-dried strawberry pieces, blue cornflower blossoms, marigold blossoms and rose petals.
Light refreshing brew, floral and fruity, it will be a good base for cool iced tea drinks in summer. And it does look so colourful, a true rainbow.
Vanilla Cupcake is "an exotic and smooth vanilla rooibos which provides a velvet mouth-feel. An added dash of banana chips amplifies this infusion into heavenly status".
Rooibos tea always makes me think of Mma Ramotswe from the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. She cannot live without her favourite brew. I think she would give thumbs up to this floral tea.
It looks so pretty, with bright blue specks of cornflower.
If you like the sound of a tea subscription box and would like to try it yourselves, receive 50% off your first subscription box by using code LOVE at the checkout.
Disclosure: I received a box of samples from the latest tea subscription box for the purposes of testing and reviewing.