Nothing goes better together than a big book to read and a warm cup of tea. That’s why I’ve partnered with Sips By to share with you my great new tea subscription.
Like any subscription box, this tea is a monthly service that provides you with a few choice teas every single month. All you have to do is sign up, take their quiz (to see what teas you like), and then they’ll send you a box of teas.
The best thing is that you can try all the teas and rate them on the site. If you don’t like something in particular, then you can veto that for next time. It’s kind of awesome.
The box also comes with sachets that you can use for loose teas. I love using my reusable tea strainers, but these sachets are unbleached which means you’re not drinking harsh chemicals with your tea.
I also love that it’s just a tasting of teas rather than getting a whole bag of something you may not like. It’s so lovingly packaged and I can’t wait to share with you the teas that came in the box.
This month, I got four different kinds of tea. Here’s specifically what came:
Detox tea from Wild Leaf
I really love a good detox tea. I’m a huge fan of what these teas can do for your body. While many people can argue that detox teas don’t do anything, the point of the teas isn’t to help you lose weight. It’s about getting rid of all the inflammation from things like auto-immune disease or even during your period.
This blend seems to carry all the makings of a good, warming tea that will also help you reduce some of that monthly puffiness.
Wild Wuyi Black Tea from Heirloom Tea Co
This one is probably my favorite one out of the entire box. I love that the description just says “Unsmoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong black tea produced by the Chen family on Huang Gang Mt, Tong Mu, Wuyishan, Fujian, China.”
I feel like there’s some legitimacy when you’re drinking a tea produced by one family in one mountain somewhere in China. The authenticity here where there’s nothing else added is like drinking tea leaves straight from the plantation.
The taste is also amazing. I was worried about this one because black teas can get pretty bitter if you steep them too long. However, this tea is pretty subtle with tiny notes of English Breakfast. Definitely a good morning cup of tea if you ask me.
Organic Green with Citrus and Ginkgo by Harney and Sons
This is probably the only tea in the box where I know the name. I love going to Harney and Sons in the city and picking out some great teas. However, I haven’t tried this green tea with ginkgo and citrus. The flavor is similar to that of chamomile or lemongrass tea. It’s got quite a punch if you let it steep for too long, but the mildness is also really soothing.
Yunnan Gold by Kuan Yin Teas
This is the last one I haven’t tried, but I’m super excited about it. Not only is it a good tea for drinking, but it’s supposed to have flavors of a s’mores. The notes explain roasted marshmallows and a soft chocolate aftertaste, which to me sounds like a fancy cup of s’mores (one treat I absolutely love to eat, but hate to make).
I can’t wait to try this one as well!
This is such a great treat and if you’re a big tea drinker like I am, then you’ll definitely enjoy these offerings for yourself.
If you’d like to buy a box, you can use SIMONE5 at checkout for $5 for your first box. I honestly think it’s worth it especially if you love tea and you want to try a little variety in your life.
Now, it’s back to books for me!