Tea Sparrow

Hope everyone had a nice weekend or what’s left of it!

So, Tea Sparrow must’ve read my mind (or twitter and instagram feed) on how much tea I’ve been ingesting and asked if I’d like to sample their march monthly tea box.

Four-Tea-Sparrow-teasEXCITED! Even my instagram friends were excited for me in that one pic. Ha!

My doorbell rang earlier in the morning and it was the town house staff mentioning some maintenance they were going to do on the homes next week. About 10 minutes later the doorbell rang again… making Alfie go on a rampage (he hates anything out of the ordinary and barks like wild). I ran downstairs but nobody was there. So it scared me. Lol. I looked out the peep-hole and no one was there.

Tea-Sparrow-shipping-boxThankfully, it wasn’t an intruder. The Tea Sparrow box was just dropped off at my doorstep. YAY!

4-teas-one-boxI’ve never heard of this company before, but they’re Canadian so I thought why the hey not. They’re based out of Vancouver B.C and is North America’s first monthly tea subscription box. It’ll cost you $20 a month and you’ll have 4 different varieties of herbal and caffeinated loose leaf tea that will total around 35 cups of tea. One thing I like about Tea Sparrow, is that they have free shipping for Canada and continental USA.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drinking tea and never a pot of coffee. In fact I can count on one hand, how many times I’ve had hot coffee. I’m greatly affected when I drink it — which can be fun, but tastes gross unless it’s iced. Am I making any sense?

With my time of exploring the sights of California, I’ve been dying to get my hands on some orange pekoe tetley tea. I’ve found some Tetley, but not that flavour. Either way, I’ve been trying out different kinds from all sorts of stores I’ve dropped in on. Most are posted on my instagram feed.

White-Tea-ChampagneThis flavour of White Tea Champagne? Definitely the first one I dug into. It’s pretty much the bees knees. I’ll be drinking that one on the regular.

Loose-Leaf-Tea-from-Tea-SparrowI’ve never had loose leaf tea before, mainly because I haven’t bought a steeper. Seeing the loose “stuff” in it was kinda neat. No wonder it smelled so good. Tons going on in just a tablespoon.

White Tea Champagne is described as:
White tea with a fresh sparkling note of champagne and cassis.

Ingredients:
White tea, black and red currants, balm leaves,
lemon grass, cornflower and sunflower blossoms.

Steeped-TeaWhite Tea Champagne shown above. I’m not too complex of a tea person. I have my tea pot, and little sweetener jar to match but the way I go about it is definitely not fancy at all. I boil water in a cooking pot and then dump it into my tea pot. Or in this case, since Tea Sparrow tea’s are loose leaf — I borrowed my friend’s steeper thing and it worked perfectly fine.

Sipping-on-Hot-TeaI steeped the tea for a total of 5 minutes. I like strong tea. First sip with my St. John’s Newfoundland mug… represent!

LunchSet up for a nice healthy lunch. Leftover quesadillas? Best kind.

Tea-SparrowIs anyone interested in me reviewing the other 3 flavours? Each monthly Tea Sparrow box will be different but you can order them on the websites shown on the front of the tea packages.

Tea-shelfTea Sparrow bags just chillin out in the cupboard with all the other teas I’ve bought since moving here.

Best part — if you guys want to sign up you get 60% off your first Tea Sparrow box. The password is “teas”

If you like them, you can subscribe monthly. Here’s the run down:

  • A One Time Tea Box – one Tea Box, one time ($25)
  • 3 Month Prepaid Subscription – three tea boxes over three months ($66)
  • 6 Month Prepaid Subscription – six tea boxes over six months ($120)
  • Ongoing subscription – here you can subscribe for ongoing tea boxes at $20 per month.  You can start/ pause/ stop this subscription at any time.

Disclosure: Duh, of course I received the first monthly box to review for free. I had no idea who they were when they contacted me. Since I love tea, I obliged. Review is my own, as always friends! (Who’s isn’t?)

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