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If there’s one thing I can’t live without, it’s tea. Ever since I was a child, nothing has brought me more joy than starting my day with a warm cup in hand. But as much as I enjoy drinking tea, I enjoy discovering new tea brands and flavors even more. From browsing local craft fairs to searching for tea shops every time I’m in a new city, I’m always looking for ways to discover a new favorite blend. Recently, however, I found myself in a bit of a tea rut, resorting to drinking the same brew for months on end. That all ended with a little help from the Atlas Tea Club. Ready to take your taste buds on a world tour? Let’s go.
From the same minds behind the Atlas Coffee Club, the Atlas Tea Club is designed to make it easier for tea lovers to discover incredible teas from all over the world. With blends you won’t find on your supermarket shelf, this service introduces you to unique varieties from a new country each month. With more than 50+ countries producing tea, Atlas Tea Club zig-zags across the equator to explore the world’s best. From Kenya to Nepal to Colombia to Thailand, each month members get to discover tea and culture from a new country, turning their daily tea routine into an adventure.
My first box brought me all the way to Nepal and introduced me to two delicious teas I’ve never had before: Kumari Gold (a full-bodied black tea with notes of caramel, baked fruit, and honey) and White Prakash (a smooth white tea with notes of vanilla, spring blossoms, and muscatel). These teas were delicious and a great change of pace from my usual everyday cup. In fact, I found myself reaching for these blends more and more, making me even more excited for my next box. One of my favorite features of this tea box is that each bag comes with a recommended water temperature and steep time so you can really get achieve the perfect cup. Suffice it to say, my morning routine has gotten a lot more fun.
Each box comes with everything you need for the ultimate cup of tea, including tea from that month’s destination, recyclable tea filters, steeping tips, and even a picturesque postcard that gives you a little insight into that month’s country and culture. The best part? Each subscription is customizable. You can choose between caffeinated or caffeine-free tea, green or black tea varieties, and one or two teas (a one-bag plan will run you $10, while a two-bag plan will run you $14). As someone who comes from a long line of tea drinkers, this is one subscription I won’t be canceling anytime soon. In fact, it just might end up on a couple of doorsteps this holiday season.