7 Best Tea Subscription Boxes for Every Type of Tea Drinker

Make sure you never run out of tea this winter!

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November 09, 2022

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A delicious cup of tea can be inviting and restorative, too. However, if you’re gazing into your tea cabinet and feeling a case of the tea "blahs," it might be the perfect time to sign up for a tea subscription that delivers a special shipment of distinctive teas to you every month. Here, seven of the best tea subscriptions.

What to Know About Tea Subscriptions

Whether you prefer tea for your morning pick-me-up or rely on a calming herbal tea before bed, tea subscriptions are a great solution if you find yourself out of your favorite tea or in need of some new tea inspiration.

Loose Leaf or Tea Bag?

Loose leaf tea tends to be fresher and more flavorful than tea bags, but tea bags can be much easier to use. If you like the ease of bags, we recommend opting for leaves packaged in pouches or pyramids.

How Much Does it Cost?

Quality tea doesn't have to be expensive, and you can find a quality tea subscription that fits your budget and needs. Take a look at how frequently the tea is being shipped and how many boxes are shipped each month to help your subscription fit your lifestyle and price range.

From $22 per box
Tea Runners

If you’re seeking a great option for loose leaf teas, including many top-place finishers at the Global Tea Championship Awards, you won’t be disappointed with Tea Runners’ monthly curated or customized box. Opt for Original (pure teas, blended and flavored and herbal), Pure Tea (no flavored or herbal teas), All Black (pure black blended and flavored) or Herbal (all caffeine-free). Each box includes four loose leaf teas with accompanied brewing instructions and tasting notes, and each pouch contains enough tea for 30 to 40 cups.

From $25 per box
Tea Drops

Order from this woman-owned company, and you’ll be supporting an environmentally friendly, convenient and unique way to enjoy a warm cup of tea. These aren’t ordinary tea bags — instead, Tea Drops presses its tea leaves and spices into innovative shapes that dissolve right into boiling water ultimately reducing waste by 15%. Plus, the company sources organic leaves, supports fair trade wages and, with every order, an entire year of clean water is donated to someone in need.

From $79 for three months
Tea with Tekuno

There are green tea fans and then there are green tea lovers who crave the diversity of this leaf. Order a subscription from Tekuno, and you’ll receive rare loose leaf teas harvested by boutique producers in Japan. You can opt for a three-month or six-month plan and sit back as your tea arrives in a wide variety of sweet, savory, earthy, floral and bitter.

From $109 for six months
The Republic of Tea

Any tea aficionado will get a kick out of Republic of Teas’ Tea of the Month Club that kicks off with a ceramic mug and the first selection, followed by regular deliveries based on a theme such as wellness or green tea. We love that you also get a subscription guide with a description of the type of tea you’ll get each month, so you have a little go-to sheet of items to look forward to.

From $26 per box
Tea Runners

If you want to completely customize the teas you receive in your shipments, Tea Runners is the subscription box company for you. You can opt for any of these four boxes: Original, All Black, Herbal and Pure Tea. You can then fully customize each shipment and pick from 30-plus featured teas per month. In addition, you can order monthly, bimonthly and even tri-monthly shipments and shipping is always free.

From $14.90 per month
Simple Loose Leaf

You can’t get more personal than this company. You’ll simply fill out a Tea Profile Quiz that gathers more than 150 different taste preferences to help build your box. From there, your monthly box is sent out based on your likes, dislikes, maybes and, even, allergies. One other cool feature: Simple Loose Leaf adds more cold brew teas into the catalog during the warmer months and offers more spiced teas in the cooler months.

From $74 per month
Art of Tea

This LA-based, international tea purveyor offers a Tea of the Month Club with three- six- and 12-month subscriptions that include two to four ounces of seasonally selected loose leaf tea (or 12 teabags) in a range of styles, from caffeine-free to rare, single-origin teas and classic Art of Tea blends like Earl Grey Creme and Pacific Coast Mint. You’ll also get a card that tips on how to practice daily mindfulness and some bragging rights, too, as Art of Tea products are found in some of the top hotels and locations around the world, from the newly opened Hilton Maldives to the Peninsula Hotels as well as the Google and Slack offices, too.

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