Review/ Tea Sparrow April Subscription Box

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Tea Sparrow is North America’s first monthly tea club. They service both the tea industry and tea drinkers by hosting bi-weekly tea parties where local Vancouver members taste and score teas from around the world.

Each month, members receive the 4 highest rated loose-leaf teas: one each of black, green/oolong, rooibos and herbal and you can get roughly 35-40 cups of tea from this monthly subscription. All of their teas are free of artificial ingredients. They ship to Canada and the US and all shipping and taxes are included in the $20/month subscription fee for Canadian subscribers and its $30/ month for international subscribers. Members can pause or cancel their subscription at any time.

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Please note that I was provided the April box for free for a honest and sincere review.

If your looking for a fantastic gift to give a mom for mother’s day or any special day or just because you think she would enjoy this then I highly recommend this subscription.

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The teas arrive in a flat box so it will fit into a mailbox perfectly. Inside the box you will find a product card with a little note and on the flip side it tells you how to make the perfect cup of tea.

The teas in the April box are:

IMG_3108Clouds and Mist organic green tea, also known as ‘yunwu’, has a compelling aroma of smoky, citrus and vegetal. Its earthy taste, reminiscent of sweet, roasted artichokes, is well-rounded, with a slight note of toasted pecans.

I have to admit that I was a little unsure of this at first but after making it and trying it I have to say I really enjoyed it. I had a cup of it hot and then I made it into an ice tea. I think this is one of those teas that taste much better warm.

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Organic Cheery Fruit Tea. Honey brings out the flavours of this original blend. Lovely natural sweetness with a hint of orange.

I have to say this was another one I wasn’t sure about of the fennel bitter dark and drinking it I could taste a bit of it but once I added a little more honey it was fine. I enjoyed this and for me I thought it made a nice ice tea.

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Blood Orange Smoothie. This creamy blend of naturally caffeine–free South African red rooibos, orange, and vanilla is herbal bliss!

I think by far this was my favorite tea. It tasted much better with some additional honey to balance the taste out from the bitterness of the orange. My friend said that it smelled a little bit like a creamsicle. We tried them both as a hot tea and an ice tea and we both liked each one.

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Finally the last tea is Chocolate Blueberry Organic. This blueberry chocolate tea combines the maltiness of Assam black tea, the sweet aroma of blueberries, and a creamy chocolate finish. Add a touch of honey and it makes a wonderful dessert!

I was a little worried about this one because I have a slight allergy to blueberries and I wasn’t sure how I would react and I am happy to say that there was no issue with this and this turned into my absolute favorite tea this month. It was like a dessert in a cup when you add some honey to this. This was the perfect hot tea. I haven’t tried it as an ice tea yet but I will be.

This month there was some fruity flavors but that is okay for me because this week the weather has been HOT and it makes you want to start drinking some of those ice teas out on the deck and that is exactly what I did.

Do you like herbal teas? Ice tea? Is this something you would want to try?

 

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