Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Gift Idea for Tea Lovers -- Free Your Tea, A Personalized Tea Subscription that Discovers + Delivers Teas Tailored to Your Taste (Review) #FreeYourTea #TeaSubscription #TeaLovers

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

While I am not a fan of the cold weather that comes with fall and winter, I do like this time of year, as I usually make a switch from coffee to tea, as I find a warm cup of tea warms not only the body, but the soul.  But, when it comes to making a cup a tea, I am picky in what I drink.  Some people like black tea, others like herbal or citrus teas, while others only drink green tea.  There are so many tea options out there with tea varieties as well as tea brands.  So, which is the best tea brand to go with?  Or, more importantly, if you are looking to make the switch to tea in order to limit your caffeine intake going into the new year, where do you start in finding out which tea flavors/varieties you prefer? 

Recently, I stumbled across Free Your Tea, and loved the whole idea of this personalized tea subscription program.  What I really liked about this subscription program is that they help tailor your teas based on your taste.  Yes, you read that write.  Through rating teas and sharing your preferences, the folks at Free Your Tea work their magic and come together with a sampling of new teas they think you will like based on your result shared.  Then, they ship out a monthly subscription box of loose tea for your try and see what you think.  You continue to share your feedback on the teas sent, letting them know which you like and which you didn't, and they continue to share new and unique tea blends for you to enjoy.  

Free Your Tea offers the option to pay on a monthly basis, or pre-pay 3,6, or 12 months.  Boxes range in price between $16-$20 per month, and you can cancel at any time.  I was recently sent a sampler box to try out, and have to say that I have been sampling the different teas.  I didn't share my tea preferences, so they sent over a sampling of their most popular teas for me to try out.  I have to say, that upon receiving the envelope of teas, I could smell the fresh tea leaves without even opening the envelope.  The envelope the teas were shipped in smelled amazing, and I couldn't wait to tear into the envelope to see which teas were sent from Free Your Tea for me to sample.

Look at all the teas sent to me to try out -- and yes, those are tea bags for me to add the loose tea leaves to make a better tasting cup of tea. :-)

More about Free Your Tea:

"Free Your Tea is a personalized tea subscription that discovers and delivers teas tailored to taste! We have subscriptions with and without caffeine, paid monthly or prepaid 3,6,12 months, all between $16 and $20 per month.

We use our proprietary data on subscriber tea preferences and ratings to tailor teas to taste and help our subscribers discover new favorite teas.

Our personalized tea subscriptions are very popular gifts for tea lovers and others who like high quality food and beverages and/or health and wellness.


People love giving our tea subscriptions because:
  • they know the recipient likes tea, but not which teas
  • they want the recipient to remember them with every delivery and cup of tea
  • they like being able to give now and pay monthly, or save when prepaying
  • they like scheduling the gift early and be done with it or do it last minute and say the tea ships when the recipient has shared their tea preferences with us (optional)
Our subscribers love our tea subscriptions because:
  • they discover new favorite teas tailored to their taste
  • they get delicious and fresh teas delivered to their door
  • they learn about their tea preferences as they drink and rate different teas
  • they get to taste teas they've never had before like white tea, oolong, and pu-erh

As mentioned above, I was sent an envelope filled with some of Free Your Tea's popular tea blends for me to try out.  I enlisted the help of my husband who is also a tea lover, to help me sample the teas. I wanted to see what he thought of these fresh loose teas, and see how they compare to boxed and already bagged tea that he grabs and uses when he craves a warm tea in the afternoon at work.  

I was sent the following six different tea blends to review, which you have to pour into the loose tea bags, for a fresher tasting cup of tea (the tea bags are included with your monthly shipments):

  1. Citrus Earl Grey
  2. Nilgiri Winter Frost Black
  3. Pu-Erh #1
  4. Green Rooibos
  5. Honey Bush
  6. Rosemary Lemongrass
I have to admit, each of the teas smelled amazing, and it was hard to choose which tea pouch to open first and experience.  We ended up putting them back in the shipping envelope they came in and randomly chose a pouch each evening, to enjoy a warm cup of tea.  

If you are regular tea drinker, you may have experienced stale tea from a new box of tea you picked up at the market.  You really never know how long a box of tea has been on the shelf, and even with the best by recommended date, you lose the freshness of tea, especially when the loose tea leaves are crammed into tea bags and packaged up.  So, seeing the tea come in their own loose leaf tea pouches that you can reseal to keep fresh, and the addition of tea bags for you to make up your tea sachets with, was a nice treat. I rarely put together my own tea bags when making a cup of tea, as it is usually easier and more convenient to grab and drop a pre-made tea bag from a box into a hot cup of water.  But, after trying out the Free Your Tea tea samples the past week and a half, I can't go back to boxed tea.  Each and every cup of tea I made and enjoyed with my husband, was an experience in its own right.  The tea tasted great and smelled amazing.  You could tell that this loose tea is fresh, and that comes across with each sip you take.

It really was hard to rank the six teas sent my way, as they were all so amazing to drink.  I am not usually a fan of lemongrass or black tea, but the blends Free Your Tea made me change my mind on these tea blends.  It was a sad morning when I woke and find I was drinking my last cup of tea from the Free Your Tea samples sent.  But, soon enough, I will be placing an order for their personalized monthly subscription service, so that my husband and I can enjoy a fresh cup of tea together.  And, I can send my husband to work with a freshly made tea bag for him to enjoy mid-day.  Just the smell of the loose leaf tea leaves will perk up his spirits and help him get through the rest of the work day.  And, when I have a long day out and about with the girls, I will be able to enjoy a tumbler filled with some new tea blends that I have stumbled upon and love thanks to Free Your Tea.

If you are tea lover, or have someone on your holiday shopping list who is, then you will want to check out Free Your Tea and their personalized tea subscription service.  Remember you can sign up for one month to try out, or pre-pay for 3, 6, or 12 months.  And, there is no minimum commitment, so you can cancel anytime.  But, once you try out a shipment from Free Your Tea, you will love the teas and not want to go back to store bought boxed teas, as this loose leaf tea tastes amazing.  Head on over to https://freeyourtea.com/ to learn more, and to place your first order today.

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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