Great for every tea lover, tea subscription boxes are perfect for gifts! This list of the 10 best tea subscription boxes is sure to make the tea lover in your life ecstatic!
Seriously, who doesn’t just love a fun subscription box? Every month you get a box with samples of all your favorite stuff. It’s so much fun.
If you’re a tea lover, or have a tea loving loved one, a tea subscription box is just perfect. It allows you to sample different kinds of teas from all over the world.
Plus, tea is a great way to help calm your nerves, especially during the holidays (read: holiday self care)! It has a lot of health benefits and is perfect to curl up in a warm blanket and sip a hot cup of tea while journaling (or doing whatever makes you feel good).
But before we get to the subscription boxes, you may want to be sure you have the accessories you need!
Many of the tea subscription boxes below contain loose leaf tea as the freshness and flavor is typically superior to pre-packaged tea. If you go with one of these, you may want to consider purchasing these:
- tea filters – this is like making your own tea bag with the loose tea. These filters are disposable and biodegradable.
- tea strainer – a tea strainer is typically a metal mesh dish with a lid that you can place your loose tea in then place it in your cup. It’s rinse-able and re-usable.
- tea tumbler – a tumbler with a mesh strainer (much like the one above) so you can make your tea in a to-go container.
- tea pot – if you’re making tea for more than one, a tea pot is a great option.
10 Best Tea Subscription Boxes
These subscription boxes will get you, and keep you, excited about drinking tea all month long! They are perfect for holiday gifts (make some extra money for Christmas) if you’re not sure what to get someone.
Dollar Tea Club
The Dollar Tea Club is a loose leaf tea monthly tea subscription. They offer more than 40 blends of tea from 5 different countries. Their teas are all natural, loose leaf teas, with no added artificial ingredients.
There are no membership fees required, and you can cancel anytime. Dollar Tea Club offers different levels:
- a couple cups a week ($9);
- one cup a day ($17);
- 3 cups a day ($25).
They choose the tea that is sent based on seasonal availability, and you will get your samples every month until you cancel.
They also offer tea filters, tea infusers, and honey sticks to sweeten the pot (literally!).
Sips by is a female founded business that offers monthly tea subscription boxes with teas sourced from all around the world.
You can buy single personalized tea boxes which are perfect as gifts, or join the subscription service where you get 4 unique teas (about 15 cups of tea) for $15/month.
Sips By is awesome because you can create a profile which helps them determine what teas you get every month. Plus, they offer 10% off your first subscription box!
Teabox offers teas from India and Nepal. They are focused on finding the freshest teas, and eliminating the need for distributors and resellers. They find the product and get it straight to the consumer.
Meaning you’ll get the freshest tea possible! Teabox is not technically a subscription service. However, their selection of teas and options for gifts is just incredible.
They’ll also teach you how to make the perfect cup of tea right on the website!
Tea Runners is a loose leaf tea subscription box. You can either choose their selection of teas for a box, or create your own!
Each box contains enough for about 40 cups of tea. The cost ranges from $21-$25/box (monthly subscription). Plus, they offer individual teas if you don’t want to commit to a monthly subscription box.
Simple Loose Leaf
Simple Loose Leaf offers a starting package for just $10. After the initial month, each month thereafter is $13, or you can purchase an annual subscription for $120 ($10/month). You also have the option of choosing bi-monthly or quarterly boxes.
Simple Loose Leaf has a tea selection featuring over 200 teas from around the world. If you’ve ever wanted to try all different tea, this is the place!
They also sell their teas individually if you want to purchase just a single gift.
The Whistling Kettle
The Whistling Kettle offers a “tea of the month” club with a variety of premium teas. Prices vary from $16-$24/month, but a discount can be received if you pay 6 months upfront.
They offer several different options for boxes, such as the Health & Wellness package or the Connoisseur Plus package.
Plum Deluxe Tea
Plum Deluxe Tea offers subscription boxes starting at just $10/month for about 15 cups of tea. You can cancel anytime and shipping is always free.
They offer organic teas that don’t contain sulfites, sugars, or anything artificial. Every month you will receive a surprise tea, which I always think is so fun!
Free Your Tea
Free Your Tea is a tea subscription service that offers teas based on your personal likes. A monthly subscription is $20 (for one month), with 50% off the first month. The more months your purchase, the more money you save! If you purchase a year subscription, you only pay $16/month.
The teas are loose leaf teas sourced from all around the world. The work to provide the freshest, high quality teas they can find.
Art of tea “tea of the month”
Art of Tea’s “Tea of the Month” club offers 3 month, 6 month and 12 month subscription boxes. Boxes typically contain 4 ounces of loose leaf tea, and you have options of caffeine free, classics, single origin, exotic, or on the go pyramid tea bags.
Prices start at $70 for the 3 month subscription, and go up to $220 for the 12 month subscription.
Harney & Sons
Harney and Sons offer a “Tea of the Month” club where you can choose either loose leaf teas for $20/month, or tea sachets for $14/month. The selection of teas will vary each month and is great for tea connoisseurs.
The drawback is you are committed for 12 months, which is a total of $234 (for the loose tea option). You cannot sign up for less time than that.
If you have a tea lover in your life, or you are a tea lover yourself, these tea subscription boxes are just perfect! Getting surprised with different teas from around the world is such a fun option. I know I always get excited when I get a subscription box in the mail. It’s like having Christmas every month!
Have you purchased any of the these tea subscription boxes? If you have, leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it!