15 Of The Best Places To Order Tea
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DavidsTea is a great option for all of your tea shopping needs and will provide you with a place to buy loose tea and packaged teas of all types and flavors.
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Why they're great: They're basically a one-stop shop for all your tea preferences! I love that the website breaks down exactly which kind of tea you might be shopping for; fruity, vanilla, loose, bagged, matcha, iced, and more! You can also upgrade your mug collection or treat yourself to a cute teapot while you're at it.
Items we love: wild honey matcha tea for $10.98 (available in 2, 4, or 10 oz) and organic silk dragon jasmine tea for $9.98 (available in 2, 4, or 10 oz)
Simple Loose Leaf has a variety of subscription box options that'll ensure you'll have all the tea you might possibly need at any given time.
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Why they're great: You can choose from four kinds of boxes depending on your tea preference: a sampler box, an herbal tea box, a green tea box, and a black tea box. They'll send you four different loose teas each month and four reusable linen tea filters. You can also choose how often you receive the deliveries and how many deliveries you'd like to pay for up front.
Items we love: the sampler tea box for $10 a month because it comes with a black tea, a green tea, an herbal tea, and a seasonal tea
Harney & Sons offers you high-quality tea in both loose and bagged form, so if you know you won't want to bother with loose tea you'll still be able to enjoy a quality cup.
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Why they're great: Harney & Sons is, admittedly, my go-to tea brand. I used to frequent their brick and mortar location in NYC during quick lunch breaks to sip on their organic lemonade (so good!). They also work on a variety of collections such as the Historic Royal Palace set (God save the queen) and one-off specials for holidays. You can also reuse their pretty tins for various things like planting succulents or showing off your favorite pens.
Items we love: the best sellers sample set of four teas for $29.95 and a tin of Royal Palace tea for $12
Bookishly's Tea and Vintage Book Club combines two of your favorite hobbies into one charming subscription box.
Why they're great: In addition to four tea pyramids, you'll receive a vintage book and some gorgeous stationery! The tea is also tested and carefully selected before being added to the subscription box.
Items we love: the Bookishly monthly subscription box from Cratejoy for $14.75 a box
Sips By subscription box, perfect for any tea drinker who wants to *mix up* their go-to flavors with personalized, carefully selected options each month.
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Why they're great: Personalization is key! You'll create a free profile, answer some questions, then enjoy the four curated teas that have been selected just for you! Sips by has over 150 tea brands in their line up, so you'll always get a chance to enjoy something new. I've also personally tried out this subscription box and can confirm it is *delightful*.
Items we love: the Sips By Box for $15 a month
Stash Tea helps you narrow down what kind of tea you might want to try next thanks to its staff picks and bestselling collections.
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Why they're great: Stash's website is *so* easy to navigate. You can filter their tea options by tea type, flavor, caffeine-levels, and packaging. I personally enjoy the fact they have staff picks and great sampler sets.
Items we love: a classic orange spice tea for $3.95+ (available in four quantity sizes) and the chai tea experience sampler box for $19.95
Tea Runners delivers tea from small-batch producers right to your front door, doing all the hard work for you so you can just kick back and cuddle with your favorite mug.
Why they're great: There are SO many subscriptions to choose from (12, to be exact) so you'll truly be able to put together a version that works for you and your tastes. Each box comes with enough tea for 30 to 50 cups!
Items we love: the Tea Runners original box from Cratejoy for $21.25
Tea Drop's Tea Club is for anyone who likes to feel like they're part of an *exclusive* group (for tea, of course).
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Why they're great: Each month you'll get five "drops" of three different kinds of tea, one additional drop for free, exclusive access to the "Tea Club Group" and a free surprise (for example, this month's was a coaster). In case you're not familiar with Tea Drop, their tea is made of finely-sourced loose leaves packed into a cute shape.
Items we love: the Combo Box (filled with decaf and caffeinated tea) for $25 a month
Republic of Tea offers so many kinds of tea you just might not be able to choose just one (or two...or three...).
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Why they're great: You can use their tea finder to discover exactly what flavor you might want to invest in. They also have a "Loyal Citizen Program" where shoppers can redeem "Tea Leaf Rewards" for free teas. Win-win!
Items we love: 50 bags of Earl Greyer tea for $11.75+ (available in four quantities) and 8 quarter pitcher–sized pouches of watermelon mint black tea for $7.50+ (also available in an order of 40)
Tea Box is great for anyone who is looking to swap out their second cup of coffee for tea instead *and* truly appreciates a theme
Why they're great: They have free worldwide express shipping (!!!) fun themed boxes, and come with five premium teas per box. For example. this month's box is floral-themed (florals for spring, groundbreaking!) and comes with an array of fragrant teas to make you excited about the changing seasons.
Items we love: the three month subscription for $35.99 a month
Art of Tea helps you discover all kinds of new flavor options, excellent if you're adventurous and want to feel like your tastebuds are still traveling the world.
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Why they're great: They put *so* much thought into their tea curation! They have five carefully put together options including a caffeine-free choice, tea from the "Classic Collection" (a wide array of teas), a "Single Origin" option (rare tea from all over the world), an "Explore" subscription featuring teas from exotic locations, and a pyramid tea box filled with tea for on-the-go.
Items we love: the six month "Explore" subscription for $110 (exotic teas!)
Free Your Tea is a tailor-made subscription box you'll receive once and wonder why you haven't been having tea delivered to you all this time.
Why they're great: I personally love that they have a caffeine-free option because tea before bed (that won't keep you up all night) is wonderful. They also offer a general personalized tea subscription box as well as a "tea for two" box. Your first shipment includes six samples to taste test so you can rank your preferences — fun!
Items we love: the Caffeine-Free Personalized Subscription Box from Cratejoy for $17 a month
Target, naturally, offers an entire array of tea brands to stock your kitchen with and ensure anyone who visits your home will be able to find a flavor they'll like.
Why they're great: It's Target! You can shop for new leggings, dishwasher detergent, and re-stock on your favorite tea brand all in one shot. They carry a variety of brands such as Teavana, Harney & Sons, Tazo, Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow, and Yogi tea (in addition to others!).
Items we love: Yogi stress relief tea for $4.49 and Celestial Seasonig's herbal tea sampler for $2.69
Twinings, a tried-and-true tea brand, never disappoints and'll likely be the one you go for on a day you really need a cozy pick-me-up (I know I do).
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Why they're great: This company has been making tea since 1706 — how could you go wrong??? My go-to sick-day tea is Twining's orange and cinnamon spice tea, just feels like a warm hug ya' know? They have so many classic flavors in addition to creative new ones that you simply can't lose.
Items we love: Twining's Unwind tea for $4.69 and pumpkin spice chai tea for $3.89
The Whistling Kettle, because why not fill the coziest corner of your house with an aromatic tea you likely wouldn't have picked off the supermarket shelves?
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Why they're great: They have five various subscription box options in addition to their standalone teas, so you're bound to find one that fits your needs. Many of them come in "basic" or "plus" editions. In addition to getting five different types of tea you'll also receive a 20% off coupon you can use on other Whistling Kettle items! I'd also suggest trying their white peach tea — it's made with delicate hints of citrus that'll be nice for the warmer seasons.
Items we love: the basic "adventure" box for $16 a month and the white peach tea for $4
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