Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Simple Loose Leaf Tea Subscription Review + 50% off Coupon Code

 simple loose leaf review
Simple Loose Leaf is a tea shop that also has a monthly tea subscription plan.  Each month you will receive 4-6 different kinds of loose leaf tea.  Since I am a tea lover, I was very happy when Simple Loose Leaf offered me the opportunity to test their November 2014 Tea Co-Op subscription.

The Cost: $15/monthly

What You Get: Each month, on the first, four to six 1/4oz sachets of life enriching, amazing loose leaf tea will be mailed to your door.  You will also receive 50% off any teas you purchase from their shop at any time.
The teas arrived in a very simple, small box that will easily fit inside any mailbox. I received five teas in separate zip sealed packets and five cotton drawstring bags.  There was a green tea, black tea, herbal tea, Oolong and a Chai.  A great variety!  There will definitely be something for everyone with this selection and I was excited to try the Chai and the black tea.

Seven Seas Herbal- This is a blend of peppermint, ginseng, cinnamon, echinacea, sarsaparilla, licorice and organic South African Rooibos.  All of that sounds amazing and there was no resisting trying this tea first.
This tea reeks.  It smells awful and I'm guessing its the echinacea and/or ginseng.  I sat down next to my husband with my cup and he sniffed and asked what the smell was. Haha!  However, it tastes great!  I love peppermint tea and this is definitely pepperminty.  I'm not sure how much of the other stuff I taste since it tastes more of peppermint and rooibos.  So basically, tasty but stinky!
Magnolia Oolong- A luscious and sweet jade Oolong is scented with magnolia petals for an aromatic depth.  This oolong carries hints of grassy, sweet notes with nutty overtones and a dry clean finish.
Now, *this* is wonderful!  A beautiful tea, and one of my two favorites in this selection.
Four Horsemen Black- A delicious blend of four black teas.  Rich and malty Assam, sweet Darjeeling with crisp Keeman and peppery Yunnan meld to create an aromatic, floral, strong tea that makes a great breakfast tea with a smooth strong profile.
This is a gorgeous tea!  It tastes fantastic with one of the smoothest finishes I've encountered.  It also smells like heaven. I love this!  I'm going to be sad when it's gone.  This might be my favorite of the bunch.
Large Leaf Masala Chai- Look at all that goodness in this chai!  This was actually the first tea I tried and it was a good thing I did, since the rest of the packet and the kitchen floor met unexpectedly. This tea features strong broken Assam leaves blended with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and a hint of anise and vanilla creme flavor for a peppery sweet finish. Delicious served in the Indian fashion, with milk and sugar, or appreciated on its own.
I drank this on it's own and loved it.  I had planned to try it with milk on the next cup but couldn't since it managed to scatter itself all over the floor.
Kukicha Green-A playful steamed green tea from Japan, Kukicha is a blend of leaves and stems. The lightness of the stems becomes a sweet sesame seed and chestnut note.  Kukicha has a tender, like soft white rice, balance and, for a Japanese green tea, very low astringency.
This was not my favorite but my husband who loves green tea really enjoyed it and said it was great.
He couldn't believe I didn't care for it.  It might be the flavor of the stems I didn't like.  Still, it was fun to try.

VERDICT:  Simple Loose Leaf would be a great subscription for a tea enthusiast!  It's the most economical tea subscription I've seen at $15/month and while the portions are small, the true value is in the 50% member discount on any tea in their shop.  Taste testing is fun but getting your favorite for a ridiculously good deal is even better.  I loved the Oolong and the Four Horsemen Black teas the most.  The Seven Seas Herbal was good but with an off-putting scent.  The Chai was excellent and I'm so upset I managed to spill the rest of it on the ground!  Least favorite was the Kukicha green but hubby loved it so this tea sampler worked out perfectly for us.

You can subscribe to Simple Loose Leaf right here!  Make sure you use code BB50 and get 50% off your first month!  Once you subscribe you'll be sent a code that will give you half off all their teas (including the ones featured this month)!  Taste testing teas is awfully fun and pretty relaxing, I highly recommend it. *sip*

*This box was provided to me for review purposes.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and unadulterated.


  1. Mmm, stinky tea. I have some ginseng green tea and it isn't exactly the best-smelling thing ever - it's very soothing when you're sick though!

    1. Yes! And more fun than straight peppermint which is what I usually go for when I'm feeling under the weather.