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February 2016 Just Add Honey "Tea + Honey" Unboxing
If you’ve been following my reviews, you’ll know that I like tea. So when Just Add Honey offered to send me a box for review that would include not only tea, but also honey and an extra goodie (as they include with all of their “Tea + Honey” boxes), I couldn’t resist! Specifically, each “Tea and Honey” box from Just Add Honey comes with three 1 oz bags of exclusive tea, a jar of specialty honey, and a secret bonus item.
The first item I pulled out of the Just Add Honey box was a 1 oz packet of a “Roses Everywhere” tea. It’s labeled as Green Tea and I don’t particularly like green tea, but the combination of rose petals and strawberries sounds decadent, so I’ll give this a try regardless. To be fair, I’ve only had unflavored green tea before, so this more fruity variety will probably appeal to my tastes more. This tea is not listed on the Just Add Honey website because the subscription box contains exclusive varieties, but bags of this style sell for around $5.
The second item was a 1 oz bag of “Secret Garden” tea. Similar to the “Roses Everyday”, this is a green tea that I think I might still like due to its fruity undertones. Among other ingredients, this tea contains mango, rose buds, pineapple, and marigold blossoms. It sounds delightful and I look forward to giving it a taste. Like the “Roses Everyday”, this bag is valued at $5.
The third item was a 1 oz bag of “Lover’s Leaf” tea. It’s a black tea described as “organic ceylon orange pekoe tea.” I’m not really sure how I’ll feel about this flavor, but I’ll try it regardless. Just Add Honey recommends drinking this tea with some cream and a splash of (of course) honey, so the next item will come in handy. But let me first give this tea bag’s value: $5 (of course.)
The fourth item, the surprise item in the box, was a bottle of lemon verbena shea butter lotion from the Greenwich Bay Trading Company. Although this item doesn’t directly relate to the box’s contents, I like that Just Add Honey includes an extra item to add just a bit of surprise to their subscription box. And while the item may not be tea or honey, per the box’s namesake, it’s an item that anyone who receives the box can use and enjoy. The bottle is 2 oz, and though I couldn’t find this exact for sale, I estimate based on other sizes and varieties that this is worth about $3.
The fifth and final item was was a cute jar of raw wildflower creamed honey from Stubbees. It looks delicious, doesn’t it? You can tell from the picture alone. This is a 5.5 oz jar of honey that sells for around $7 (not including shipping) on the Stubbees website.
Overall, the February Just Add Honey “Tea + Honey” box included about $25 worth of items. If you consider that the regular shipping cost at Just Add Honey is $6.50, the total value of the February box came to $31.50. Considering the subscription box costs $29.50 per month, including free shipping, it appears that Just Add Honey provides a good value for the money (ha, that rhymes!) I personally was satisfied with the variety of teas that were included and I think Just Add Honey did a good job of fitting the tea selection to the month’s major holiday (Valentine’s Day.)
In addition to their $29.50 “Tea + Honey” box, Just Add Honey also provides a $19.95 “Tea” box and a $12.95 “Honey” box - all with free shipping. You can check out the subscription plans here.
Recommended for: people who enjoy tasting a variety of artisan teas and/or honeys
Not recommended for: people who don’t like tea and/or honey