I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. These boxes were sent to kiddoandsoul at no cost in exchange for an honest review.  See full disclaimers here.

Can you please tell me how 3 year olds suddenly lose all ability to function like a human when getting dressed?  I feel like I’m wrangling a bowl of wet spaghetti just trying to put clothes on this child.  And the lightning speed…what’s that all about?  Literally she has raced back and forth from her bedroom to my bedroom 16 times and it’s been less than a minute.  I get one leg in…gumby…sprint away like a cheetah…return, giggle uncontrollably, run into the wall, continue to sprint like nothing happened. She’s drunk.  She has to be drunk.

Grandma headed home yesterday after cookie fest 2017, so I’m back to being mama full time.  And, since my particular toddler is straight outta drunksville, I’m in need of something calm and totally relaxing – like this insane amount of loose leaf tea I’m about to consume.

MEET TEABOX

Teabox sends incredibly fresh & delicious teas  chosen to match your tastes using data science.  Subscriptions start at $19.99.  Get the box

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

Other awesomes:

  • Sourced from the Best.  Their teas are sourced from the best places on Earth including Nepal and India!
  • Super Fresh.  Teas come from the tea garden, to Teabox, directly to consumers within one week (unlike tea purchased at a retailer, which could take 12-24 weeks)!
  • Ice it.  12 mouth-watering iced tea flavors available!
  • Online Shop
  • Ships Internationally!

LOOSE LEAF TEA LOVE FEST

The wonderful team over at Teabox sent me this gigantic box of loose leaf tea to sample, and thanks to them, this mama has totally found her zen.  I may be hiding under my desk finding my zen, but the zen has been found.

I have to say this is a really, really nice box.  It came in a regular shipping box and when I opened that, this clean, white, branded boxity was inside waiting for me.

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

I felt a wave of “refresh” when I opened it.  Maybe because everything was clean and white and my senses were super stoked to not be on overload.  Either way, it felt lovely.

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

Inside the box was a boat load of tea and a couple of inserts – one, which tells you how to make the “perfect cup” of tea; and the other, which is a sweet note from the founder who explains more about the brand – including the fact that they developed the world’s first cold chain packaging process to keep out the enemies of tea – moisture, heat, light and oxygen.  I thought Tea was a peaceful friend.  No clue there were enemies involved!

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

My box included three flavors:  Ivory Blossom (Aroma & Palate:  Geranium, Rose & Mango), Kesar Delight (Aroma: Roses, Chamomile & Safron / Palate: Saffron, Citrus & Maple Syrup) and Rose Mist (Aroma & Palate:Pinke Rose & Sweet).  When you sign up for a Teabox subscription, you take a quiz which allows the tea peeps to send you flavors suited to your palate.  Your first box ships 24 hours after you take the quiz and once a month, thereafter.

I tried the Ivory Blossom first because I was super intrigued by the Mango. When I dug around in my tea cabinet (yes, I have an actual whole entire cabinet devoted to tea..and hot cocoa), I found my hubby’s Death Star difuser (he’s the nerd who owns it and I’m the nerd who put it in his Christmas stocking), so I used that.

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

I’m not good at following rules.  While I admit, I read the card that described how to make the perfect cup, I didn’t follow one single instruction.  Not only did I lack the tools necessary to test the temp, I was still recovering from drunk-toddlers-ville and needed to zen myself stat.  Although this tea didn’t scream Mango in the way I hoped it would, it was absolutely delicious with a hint of citrus.

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

Later, I needed more tea.  Um, have you ever dealt with a child who both refuses to nap and also asks for a nap at the same time?  Not relaxing. After TWO (yes, my friends TWO) hours of trying to get my sweet lady to fall asleep, I steeped my second cup of R & R:  Kesar Delight.  I poured the loose leaf tea into a little cup before I plopped a bunch of leaves into the defuser and the aroma was literally intoxicating.  I stood there and sniffed it for a while while I waited for my water to bowl (sorry perfect cup of tea instructions!  I totally brought my water to a rolling boil in my teapot!).

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

This one had me totally wondering what it would taste like, especially because it mentioned something so near and dear to my soul (maple syrup).  I think I liked this tea a hair more than the Ivory Blossom.  I did in fact taste the citrus in this one, but there was a smoothness in the Kesar that I didn’t notice in the Ivory Blossom.  And, that my friends was probably the maple syrup 🙂

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

I haven’t tried the Rose Mist yet, and probably won’t.  Not because it’s horrific or anything, but because its so incredibly gorgeous!  And, well if I’m honest, maybe a bit too floral for my taste.  This loose leaf tea however was my absolute fave to swoon over – legit flowers in the bunch guys.  Legit, little tiny adorable roses.  I’m dying.

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea! Oh, I forgot to mention these fancy little resealable bags – I received reusable bags for each flavor so after I opened the initial (super duper sealed) bags I could transfer anything I didn’t use into the applicable resealable one.  AND, each bag provides instructions and additional deets on the tea, like the caffeine volume (mine were all low), add-ons (which I assume means stuff like, honey?) and actual ingredients.

I'm reviewing the fabulous Teabox and their delicious loose leaf tea!

Overall, this was a tea-lightful experience (see what I did there?) and I’d recommend this box to anyone who loves a good loose leaf tea and/or an entire loose leaf tea tasting adventure.

COST

There are three subscription plans to choose from (of course you can snag discounts if you pay for more than one month):

  • Tea Lover.  You get 2.8 oz tea every month, that will make 12-15 cups.  Cost:  $19.99 for the 1 month plan  Get the box 
  • Tea Avid. You get 5.3 oz of tea every month, that will make 30-40 cups.  Cost: $29.99 for the 1 month plan Get the box 
  • Tea Enthusiast.  You get 10.5 oz of tea every month, that will make 120-150 cups.  Cost:  $39.99 for the 1 month plan Get the box 
 Let me know if you find your Zen place with Teabox..and if you’re doing so while hiding under your desk to escape your kiddos, you’ve got a friend in me 🙂