Friday, 10 March 2017

Review: True Tea Club Subscription

Sometimes as a parent you just need 5 minutes peace. Those 5 minutes are even better if you can enjoy a great cup of tea that’s still warm. The True Tea Club sent me a standard subscription box to review which has enough loose leaf tea to make 40 cups of tea, that means I get at least 3 hours peace right? Well maybe not, but the tea does provide a little bit of calm in the chaos of my home.

A tea infuser shaped like a man relaxing on the edge of the cup infusing tea into a plain tea cup and saucer

My taste for tea has changed over the years. When I was pregnant with my youngest I stopped enjoying my normal cup of builder’s tea and started drinking Earl Grey, a tea I didn't like when I was younger. When I gave up dairy in January I stopped drinking tea for a while because none of the alternative milks tasted quite right. I slowly realised that I preferred my tea without milk and suddenly I discovered a whole new world of tea flavours. 

The True Tea Club is based in York and specialises in 7 types of loose leaf tea: white tea, green tea, black tea, oolong, chair, rooibos and herbal tea. They have a new monthly subscription box with 4 different loose leaf teas to try each month. The standard box costs £10 a month and makes 40 cups, but if you drink a lot of tea you can go for the premium or deluxe packages which make 60 or 80 cups of tea. Delivery is free in the UK (International delivery also available).

Handily the box fits through a normal letter box which means you can find it on your door mat when you get home, or in my case there was no delivery man knocking noisily on the door and waking my baby up (she always seems to have just gone down for a nap when a delivery comes).

It doesn’t matter how much you know about tea as each packet tells you what temperature the water should be and how long the blend should be left to brew. Each box contains 4 loose leaf tea packets and 4 empty tea bags so if you don’t have a tea strainer you can try them straight away. I found that the small pieces of some of the blends floated out the large holes in my infuser so if you are buying a tea infuser, go for one with small holes. 

The tea in the box I was sent:

Rainbow Chaser

This herbal blend looks beautiful and a bit like potpourri.  A base flavour of peppermint makes a lovely refreshing tea with other fruit flavours mixed in.

A collage of 3 pictures showing the Rainbow chaser tea packet, the loose tea with lots of coloured petals and a cup of tea.

Mighty Mango

A green tea with sunflower blossoms and mango flavouring.

A collage of 3 pictures showing the Mighty Mango tea packet, the loose tea with lots of green leaves and a cup of tea.


Earl Grey Rebel

A familiar flavour to me as a regular drinker of Earl Grey. This tea smells amazing and the the orange and lemon peel give it a subtle citrusy taste complimenting the tea perfectly.

A collage of 3 pictures showing the Earl Grey Rebel tea packet, the loose tea with black leaves, a few blue petals and some orange peel and a cup of tea.

Vanilla Cupcake

A rooibos with fruit flavours and flower petals. A good complex flavour, but I don’t like rooibos and this didn’t change my mind. Fortunately if you don’t like a type of tea you can let True Tea Club know by leaving a note when you check out.

A collage of 3 pictures showing the Vanilla Cupcake tea packet, the loose tea with lots of brown leaves and a cup of tea.


The people at The True Tea Club have kindly agreed to send a box to the winner of my latest giveaway so if you fancy having a cup or two enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The winner will be selected at random and giveaway closes midnight  Sunday 26th March (that’s Mother’s Day by the way).

If you can't wait you can get 50% off your first box using the code "LOVE" in the checkout.
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**Disclosure: I was provided with the tea to provide an honest review**
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88 comments

  1. The good old digestive biscuit or maybe two.

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  2. I just love a mug of tea on it's own then you can really appreciate the tea more :) x

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  3. i do love a good old bourbon biscuit!

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  4. A nice slice of Victoria sponge

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  5. I love tea with a digestive biscuit!

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  6. I just have it on it's own while I read a book- I especially love a cup of peppermint of sleepy valerian tea in the evening to settle down for the night. :)

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  7. A decadent Twix to dip in it! x

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  8. I love a Rich Tea with a cup of tea

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  9. I love a nice piece of homemade cake, usually a spice one :) x

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  10. A nice dunky Rich Tea biscuit but you need to time it right otherwise there lies disaster and a soggy mess in the bottom of your cup.

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  11. chocolate hob nob biscuits

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  12. Gosh this is a bad, but erm an electronic cigarette!

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  13. i usually have tea and toast!

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  14. It's got to be a box of chocolates!

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  15. My favourite thing to have with a cup of tea is a chat! :) x

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  16. My favourite thing to have with a cup of tea is a slice of Victoria Sponge.

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  17. As a child I would have said biscuit. As my family enjoy remembering me as a child asking for :- " A wee cup of tea and a biscuit". Now I'd say cake, possibly carrot cake. I do enjoy cake and there is much variety. I love a cup of tea :- refreshing!

    Rachel Craig

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  18. A rich tea to dip or a jaffa on the side

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  19. i like tea on its own or perhaps with medjool dates

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  20. Ginger biscuits.

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  21. Either chocolate fingers or peanut butter on toast - yum! :)

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  22. i like to have my tea on it's own just to enjoy it for it's yummyiness :D :D

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  23. Phillipa O'Donovan21 March 2017 at 19:45

    Biscoff biscuits

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  24. My favourite thing to have with a cup of tea? A sit down! :-) Anything for 5 mins peace and quiet.....

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  25. Nothing really just time to myself, with a cig if I'm allowed to say that

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  26. A book in the garden.

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  27. I love nothing more than a few Rich Tea Fingers with my cuppa...just perfect for dunking ;) I love the little man sitting in your tea cup...where do you get him from?

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  28. Custard cream biscuit and a good tv show on! (@PeanutHog)

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  29. a chocolate digestive biscuit (or two)

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  30. I love a kitkat with my tea but usually end up losing half in the cup !

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  31. Chocolate Hobnobs - for dunking :)

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  32. A lovely, chilled bar of chocolate x

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  33. My favourite thing with tea is a biscuit :) I don't have a particular preference as to which sort!

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  34. A rich tea to dip or a jaffa on the side

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  35. A couple of Rich Tea biscuits

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  36. Has to be a bourbon biscuit 🍪

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  37. A ginger biscuit which I dip in it.

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  38. A handful of custard creams x

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  39. Chocolate digestives.

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  40. nothing i like my tea strong with one sugar

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  41. I love those chocolate caramel wafers.

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  42. A nice long lie down on the sofa.

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  43. A piece of shortbread. Preferably home-made :)

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  44. My home-made raw oat truffle :)

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  45. I like to have tea just on its own

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  46. A slice of Victoria sponge cake.

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  47. A good book, I love reading and tea, two of my favourite things :)

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  48. A slice of home made fruity tea loaf!

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