As I mentioned in the National Hot Tea Day post, I received a TON of wonderful teas for Christmas. The biggest surprise amongst those was a selection of teas from TeaBox. Not all of the Teabox teas are from Darjeeling, but there are enough that “Direct from Darjeeling to Your Doorstep” seemed like a good title for this post.
There is so much to LOVE about TeaBox. First off, the teas are outstanding. I am consistently impressed every time I open a new tea to try. So far, I have sampled:
- Goomtee Summer Muscatel Black (my National Hot Tea Day selection)
- Mission Hill Spring Black
- Selim Hill Summer Green
- Mim Spring Oolong (which I am sipping on as I write this post 🙂 )
I can’t decide which I like best; they all have unique attributes that I enjoy. I will say that the Goomtee Summer Muscatel seems to be a bit higher in caffeine, because I was downright zippy all day after drinking it. In the best possible way, of course!
I still have 5 more TeaBox teas that I haven’t even opened yet, but if the first few teas I have tried are any indication, I am sure I will be just as delighted with them. They are:
- Thurbo Spring White
- Upper Namring Spring Black
- Shree Antu Spring Black
- Sungma Spring Black
- Nepal Breakfast
I am very much looking forward to drinking them all!
The second thing to love about TeaBox is that they work directly with 150 tea growers in India and Nepal, so the teas are shipped as soon as they’re produced. This means they are possibly the freshest teas on the market. I’ve always been a believer that a properly stored tea could last for a very long time, and that may be true in many instances. However, after having tried TeaBox and discovering what very fresh tea tastes like, I am starting to lean more toward “the fresher, the better” camp.
The Teabox blog is also a true gem. In fact, I’ve linked to some of their posts on the “87 Single Estate Darjeeling Tea Gardens” page because the Teabox blog posts are so incredibly informative. I’ve also added a link to the blog on my “Favorite Tea Sites” page. I definitely recommend checking out both Teabox teas and their blog…you will not be disappointed!