Steepist is a new subscription box for tea lovers. Every month you’ll receive a selection of four different samples from a variety of brands.
Only the finest, high quality organic teas are chosen for inclusion in each shipment. Every resealable sample bag contains enough tea for 4 to 5 servings, though some teas are labeled “multi-steep” and can be stretched for even more servings.
Steepist is $23 a month, shipping included. In addition to the tea, they also include 10 tea sleeves so you can sample the teas right away.
I was recently sent their inaugural box for review. With the days getting colder, this came at the perfect time!
First look. I’m really diggin’ their logo.
Second look. Tea!
The back of the welcome card listed each of the brands that were included in this month’s box and a little background info on their missions & specialties. Specialteas.
Lychee Oolong by Naivetea – Naivetea is the only company in the US to specialize in Taiwanese oolong teas. They work with the finest tea farmers in Taiwan to bring you the highest quality teas that would normally only be found in Taiwan and China. This blend includes oolong and natural lychee extract for a light & fruity flavor.
Fiji by SerendipiTea – This is a New York based company dedicated to quality teas, as well as environmentally responsible practices. All of their teas are packed by hand in biodegradable and recycled packaging. “Fiji” is a nice blend of Chinese green tea, pineapple, and papaya. The inclusion of organic cornflower makes for a really beautiful presentation…
So pretty!! It had a great, pineapple-y flavor that was fruity, but not overpoweringly so. Mmm.
Traditional Guayusa Tea by Runa – Based in Ecuador, Runa makes fair trade, organic, non-GMO certified guayusa beverages. This is a traditional guayusa tea with plenty of natural caffeine and antioxidants to keep you alert and full of clean energy.
Organic Lapsang Souchong by Stone Leaf Teahouse – This is a Chinese black tea that’s dried over a fire of pine logs to give it a unique pine smoke aroma. It’s certified organic and is described as “a great companion for cold mornings by the wood stove”. While I’m not a huge fan of black teas in general, that cozy description just may lure me in…
Tea Sleeves – As mentioned earlier, 10 disposable tea sleeves were also included. These are super convenient and great for times when the use of a pot or strainer ball just isn’t practical.
The Steepist box is a great subscription for tea lovers looking to be introduced to new brands without spending a lot on full sized products. The samples were a good size and could definitely last a full month for most people (especially if you choose to double steep).
September 2014 Steepist Review
I’m never sure of the value of tea boxes, but for those who like trying new brands/blends, I’m sure it’s worth it. I like that they include a starter supply of single-use tea sleeves too. Good for lazy folks like me. 😉
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Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.