A cup of tea is one of the simple joys in life. Finding quality tea can be a bit of a hassle since it usually requires going into specialty stores, but behold: tea subscription boxes are here to save us.
I am such a huge fan of subscription boxes because who doesn't like a personal shopper and curator who delivers happiness to your door? In this article, I'm sharing the best 5-star rated tea subscription boxes on the market.
The best tea subscription boxes
A good tea subscription box, in my opinion, is one that is curated by tea lovers who know what they're doing and who are passionate about their box.
It's the same with any box–you want people who are consumers first rather than strictly producers. This is how quality boxes are born.
While searching for boxes to add to this list, I made sure each box passed the following criteria:
- the box had a 5-star rating
- good quality for price ratio
- passionate box curators
There's a lot of tea boxes out there (and if you think I left off a good one, please leave me a comment below and I will investigate it), but the following tea subscription boxes are bonafide.
What I like about this box are all the options they give to customize your order. You can choose how often you want to receive a box and then you get to choose between 4 different types of tea (sampler, herbal decaf, green or black).
What you get: Every month we hand select unique teas that explore the different varieties of loose leaf tea. Members receive several servings of each tea plus goodies. You should always have something fun and delicious to brew up. Join today and never lack for great tea!
What it costs: starting at $9
This cool tea box not only sends you an infuser with your first order, but you can choose between 3 tiers so you can keep your box budget-friendly. They also offer a healing hemp tea option, which I love.
What you get: Life is too short to drink bad tea. Your first box comes with a unique tea infuser. Great way to try & discover new teas. Multiple packages to choose from to fit your drinking needs. Makes a great gift as well.
What it costs: starting at $9
One reviewer said she chose this box after subscribing to four different tea boxes because this one sent 3-5 times more tea than the other ones. This box also lets you choose between 3 different tiers.
What you get: We use tea-ratings and preferences to personalize your box. 1st shipment of 6 samples ships SAME DAY or when you tell us to, then each month a daily cup's worth of one tea tailored to taste + 1 free sample. Caffeine-free option. Great gift for tea lovers! Share our new "Tea for 2" subscriptions!
What it costs: starting at $16
If you're wanting to gift one tea box to a tea lover in your life, this is a great choice because they have a specific gift box option that includes a handwritten message, two loose-leaf teas and a $10 gift card.
What you get: Enjoy your daily cup of health and happiness with two loose leaf teas crafted with exceptional ingredients known for their wellness benefits. A delicious and relaxing way to discover new flavors and support your well-being. The perfect care package for yourself or as a gift.
What it costs: starting at $11.99
Do I really even need to say anything about this box? 😍
What you get: What could be nicer than to relax with tea, biscuits and a brand new book? Take it to the next level with a pretty vintage china tea cup, saucer and plate that you'll want to build into an eclectic collection of vintage china for afternoon tea. Each subscription box contains an extra gift to complement the vintage teatime theme.
What it costs: starting at $19.04 (£23.67)
This tea subscription box comes with a vintage paperback and stationary every month right out of the U.K. (with only $4 shipping to the U.S.)!
What you get: A surprise vintage paperback, four luxury tea pyramids and some of our beautiful stationery. The tea will be picked from a carefully selected (and tested!) range from our friends at Jenier World of Teas. The paperbacks are genuinely vintage so show signs of love and the paper goods are designed by us at Bookishly HQ.
What it costs: starting at $15
Add a self-care spin to your monthly tea subscription with this beautiful box created for pampering.
What you get: Each shipment includes assorted spa products designed to help you experience a relaxing getaway for your mind and body. We’ll send you 5-6 handcrafted bath products, comforting teas, and a relaxing novel designed to take you away from day to day stress. It’s a perfect gift for anyone who loves to relax or treat yourself to a monthly spa experience.
What it costs: starting at $27.99
Have a traditional afternoon tea time with this cute little tea subscription box.
What you get: Sugarbird's Tea Time in a Box brings all the treats you need to pamper yourself and friends with scones, tea, and shortbread or cookie available in: vegan / wheat-free and vegan / wheat-free / regular scones. We make it easy for you to take time for tea with buttery gems.
What it costs: starting at $30
If you like fresh, delicious tea blends, then you'll want to give this box a try!
What you get: Enjoy 3 fresh teas every month (enough to make 30 cups!). Explore a variety of black, green, white, rooibos, and herbal blends. Yumminess guaranteed! Each box is packaged by hand to ensure a delightful experience. A free steeper in included in each first box.
What it costs: starting at $17.68 USD
This obviously isn't a tea box, but we go through so much honey around here because of our tea addiction, so I wanted to add this box in case you'd like to keep your honey supplies stocked as well.
What you get: Offering two different Honey themed subscriptions. Our 3-Pack of real honey includes a selection of 3 rotating raw and unfiltered honey varieties from our own hives. Named after the type of flower that the bees are collecting nectar from. Our CBD Honey subscription contains a monthly supply of CBD honey in a convenient, measured and tasty package.
What it costs: starting at 17.95
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article and found a few boxes you'd like to try.
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Jessica Dimas is the creator of Manifesting Magic with the Moon, a holistic self-care ritual bundle.