Monday, September 12, 2016

Amoda Tea Subscription August 2016 Review and Coupon

Besides having quite an extensive online tea shop, Amoda Teas also has a subscription tea sampling service. It's a way for you to try new teas that you might never know of otherwise. As a tea lover, I was very curious to see what the subscription entailed.
The focus is on small and independent, hand crafted teas so it's unlikely you'll receive one you've already tried. If you're anything like me, I have a hard time saying "no" to new tea even though my cupboard is overflowing with all different kinds.

The Cost: $18/month

What You Get: Four (12+ cups) tea samples from fun brands and small-batch tea blenders from all over North America. Also included are disposable tea filters, steeping instructions and recipes. You'll also receive free shipping on purchases in the shop.

Naked Teas Blueberry Black Tea- Ceylon black tea with blueberries, cornflowers and natural flavoring. This is very blueberry and I love it. I think I would brew it a bit stronger for my next cup, too. It's great tasting!
Winterwoods Northern Twilight- Assam black tea with calendula. I haven't tried this one yet but it smells deliciously like black tea.
Banff Tea Co. Climber's High- This is a blend of green tea and yerba mate with peppermint, dried goji berries, flower petals and natural flavor. This made the perfect minty fresh iced tea. The floral notes work really well with the green tea and mint. It needed nothing added but ice. So refreshing.
Winterwoods High Desert Sunrise- Rooibos and honeybush with orange peel, lemongrass, hibiscus, calendula and rosehips. This is a light, bright tea. The lemongrass is a great complement to the rooibos and I'm glad the hibiscus is kept to a minimum. It tends to take over most teas but this is perfection.

VERDICT: This is a fun way to expand your tea horizons. These teas were excellent. A great variety, too. I don't think this is a great value, though, if that's what you look for. If you want large amounts of tea, this is not it. On the other hand, if you're stuck in a tea rut, don't want to clog up your cupboards with more tea, this will provide you with manageable quantities, leaving room for more. The tea selections are fantastic and I appreciate the varied caffeine levels, as well. It's always nice to have a evening cup while relaxing along with a morning pick-me-up.

If you would like to sign up for Amoda Teas, you can do that here. Either way, you should definitely check out the shop because there are some gorgeous tea blends available. Use code TAKE5OFF to save $5 off a monthly, 3 month or 6 month subscription.

*This box was sent complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are mine.

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