I love getting my Birchbox every month. It’s just nice getting something fun in the mail… I wish people still wrote letters…. It seems silly to write a letter when you could txt or email faster, but…. Of course, Birchbox sends me makeup and other fun treats too.
Last month, along with some makeup and hair care treats, I got two samples of tea from Tea Pigs; Liquorice & Mint and Dandelion. I wasn’t at all impressed with Dandelion, but the Liquorice & Mint… OMG! I’m not normally a fan of liquorice, but with the mint it was just perfect. More than perfect…. I was hooked!
One of the perks of a Birchbox subscription is that you earn points each time you write a review of one of the items in your box. It’s possible to earn 50-70 points each month. Ten points for each review and you earn a $10 credit for every 100 points. You can save up your points and use them for anything in the Birchbox shop.
A box of Tea Pigs tea was only $10 in the Birchbox shop and I just so happened to have a $20 credit saved up… AND it was my Birchbox anniversary so they’d sent me a 25% off code…… and then the tea was OUT OF STOCK!! I joined the waitlist and I tried to be patient. I waited and waited WEEKS (maybe days….. but it was a LOT of days) and when I couldn’t take it anymore I headed to Tea Pigs to order direct (AND they offered a 20% off code for anyone that came from Birchbox… yay!). And then I went a little berserk. I was only going to order the Liquorice & Mint, but all the teas sounded so good. Tea Pigs offers a two count sample pack of any of their teas ($2.50) ….. and I if I ordered over $50 I got free shipping…. and… well….. I went just a little berserk. (Side note: If you’re looking for something cute to put in a gift basket, the samples come in these adorable little boxes!)
I ordered a mega pack of the Liquorice & Mint (it was cheeper that way… yeah… that’s it… cheeper) and a sample pack of each of the following teas. Mom and I have been having a great time trying the new teas. So far the Liquorice & Mint is still my favorite, but I would recommend any of the other other teas too. I’ll add new reviews as we work our way through each tea.
chocolate flake tea – It was a nice, rich tea… there was a slight hint of chocolate flavor, though not nearly as much as I would have liked.
chilli chai – Yum! A good chai tea flavor with a light taste of chilli.
rooibos crème caramel – I didn’t get any caramel taste. The tea was very nice, but nothing special.
spiced winter red tea – A nice hint of orange, cinnamon and cloves.
liquorice and mint – FAVORITE!
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