Sullivan Street Tea Club Subscription | Review| Unboxing | February 2016

The Sullivan Street Tea Club is a monthly tea subscription from the Sullivan Street Tea & Spice Company. You can choose from one of their three different subscription options; the Tea Purist (all unflavored teas), Flavor in the Mix (some unflavored but a flavor thrown in as well), or The Herbalist (caffeine free herbal teas). You’ll receive three different teas, enough for 30-35 cups in each box. Subscription are $14 a month
*product was received free for review

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Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside the Sullivan Street Subscription box for the month of February. 
Although this is pretty straightforward we love the bags that they use
Everything that we received in the February Box. We picked flavor in the mix so that you guys could really see the variety that you can get with a box like the Sullivan Street Tea Club. 
The flavors this month were all from China in honor of Chinese New Year!

So what is all this stuff?

 
Our box inserts that explain everything that we received with steeping instructions and storage tips
Ancient Jasmine Emporer
Floral teas are our favorite! So, as you can imagine we were delighted to receive this Organic Jasmine Green Tea blend made from 1700 year old wild tea tree leaves in the Jingmai mountain in Yunnan, China
The leaves are pretty dense and solid and smelled wildly exotic with the Jasmine!
(we need a new steeper)
This smelled amazing and tasted amazing as well! Definitely our favorite in the box!
Peach Oolong Tea
We will be honest in saying that our experience with fruit flavored teas, peach in general has been contained to only store bought cold varieties. Because they’re so heavily sweetened (and we never, ever sully the taste of our tea with sugar) Trying this tea was a first for us.
This had an amazingly wild flavor. There are marigold and apple pieces in this as well to add to the distinct and succulent flavor. We were really very surprised and pleased with the flavor of this tea
Keemun Mao Feng
This Organic Black Tea is often referred to as “Bordeaux” or “Burgundy” tea. Often steeped in smaller quantities for longer periods of time to bring out the subtler notes of this flavor rich tea
Described as wiry these leaves are much lighter than that of the Ancient Emperor Jasmine and have a rich, hearty smell
The cup itself is aromatic and deeply flavored. Overall, this is the smoothest flavor. Some black teas leave a bitter taste in your mouth and this one does not!

So in summary

We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. We love the bags that these teas came in and appreciate all of the information that we received as far as steeping and general instructions. So we have to say presentation is excellent. Quality is amazing. I loved every single one of the teas that came in this box. Curation is great as well, we love that this centered around Chinese New Year and sent Chinese Teas to reflect that. This is great if you love tea because it’s inexpensive to boot and has such a wide variety. Particularly the caffeine free option if you can’t handle the caffeine – that’s something we always get requests about! 

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