Discover rare and single-origin loose-leaf teas from across the world with Blue Tea Box Subscription. Selected for your personal preference, ethically sourced, freshly hand-packed, and delivered in a sleek, letterbox friendly box.
Blue Tea Box offers two subscription offers, the Blue Tea Bag which is £6.99 per month, including free delivery. This is a single 75g bag of loose leaf tea. A 75g bag will last you around 30 to 60 cups. The second offer is the Blue Tea Box, which is £12.99 per month. This includes free UK delivery. This is for three 45g of loose leaf tea, meaning you can get around 54 to 108 cups of tea. The Blue Tea box gives you a black, green and fruit/herbal tea.
The Blue Tea Box arrived through the postbox with a thud. Its a slim blue cardboard box, which when opened has 3 distinct packs of tea. Each pouch is re-sealable and a different colour label to the other. I used a loose teapot and let each tea brew as per the instructions on the front.
Green Tea – China Congou Mao Jia
The telltale signs of silver tips in this tea signify their harvesting has been selective and as such must have to be plucked every day to ensure only new shoots are gathered. The tea is allowed to ferment briefly which results in the dry leaves having a dark hue.
I found this to be a very smooth tasting tea. Though I did find it surprisingly strong smelling. It’s a great first green tea to try if you’ve traditionally drunk black tea.
Black Tea – Balmoral Blend
Inspired by some of Scotland’s historic tea pioneers, the blend balances robust teas from the verdant banks of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, with the briskness of high grown leaf from Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka and smooth, subtly nuanced Keemun leaf from Anhui, China.
You can taste the diversity of each tea that makes up the Balmoral Blend. I found it to be a wonderful, unique, rich and refreshing cup of tea.
Rooibos Tea – Rooibos Orange Cream
Full-bodied South African Rooibos is combined with creamy and delicate vanilla and the peel of ripe oranges to create this relaxing herbal infusion.
This was my least favourite of the 3 teas. It was sweet and almost sickly in its taste. I tried to brew it for slightly less time, to try and minimise the taste but it was very strong.