Fellow tea lovers, will understand how excited I was to hear about Whittard’s new tea tasting subscription box – The Tea Club. One of the joys of my tea obsession is getting to try lots of new flavours and varieties, but I don’t always want to buy a big box of every tea I want to try. If you could see my tea shelf right now, you’d know why! So getting a generous sample size of different teas is a great option for me.
A while ago, I was sent the first tea subscription box to try and I’ve been a bad blogger and not got round to writing about it for a while! In the meantime I’ve been happily trying the included teas a few times. I thought it was high time I let you know what I thought.
The box is small enough to fit through the letter box, which is super handy if you won’t be at home when it’s delivered.
Each box has a theme and this one was ‘A Very British Summer’, It’s nice trying seasonal flavours and brewing them in different ways.
Whats in the box?
So what was inside the box? Basically the box comes with three gorgeous loose leaf teas, a scoop to measure out just the right portion and some loose leaf tea bags if you need them. There is also an information card for each tea. The cards give you some back ground on each tea, explain how to brew it and give recommendations of different ways to serve. For tea geeks like me, this is the perfect little extra.
The sachets of tea are quite generous and you can quite a few helpings out of each one. This gives you the chance to try different preparations. It’s also a to get an impression of whether this is a tea you’d buy again in the future.
Robert Fortune Blend:
The first tea in my box is the Robert Fortune Blend. Named after the 19th entury botanist who brought Chinese tea producing techniques to India. This is a beautifully blended black tea from both China and India. This one can be enjoyed with or without milk. I’ve tried both and as usual I prefer it with a little dash of milk.
The next tea I tried was the delicious Strawberry Mint. Nothing pleases be more than attractive tea leaves and this one is just so beautiful. With spearmint and sweet strawberries, this is every but as refreshing and tasty as it looks. I drank it hot, but I also think this would make a delicious iced tea. The taste card also includes a recipe for strawberry mint ice cubes. I really want to try them in a glass of Pimms.
The final tea in the box was the delicious Summer Pudding. This one is a black tea blended with summer fruits, including juniper berries, strawberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants.
This has a rich and fruity flavour and can be served with or without milk. I liked it black. On the tasting card they recommend cold brewing this one, which I would love to try.
How to get your Tea Club subscription box:
The tea club box costs £12.95 a month with free delivery. This is a similar cost to other types of subscription box, so I think it’s about right for what you get. I always really love boxes like these, as it feels like getting a little present from yourself each month and there’s that extra element of surprise.
Sign up to The Tea Club on the Whittard website.
Check out the tea section of my blog, for more delicious recommendations.
*Thank you to Whittard for sending me this box to review. All opinions are my own.
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