Amoda Tea is a Canadian tea subscription service based on providing you with some of the best teas you’ve ever had from small and independent tea crafters around North America. I can tell you right now you’ll fall in love with some of these and want more. It’s the perfect excuse to add to your overflowing tea cupboard. Or if you’re like me… two cupboards.
I drink tea every single day and I drink it in copious amounts. I’m not ashamed! Recently I’ve been stuck on Republic of Tea’s blueberry green tea with whipped blueberry infused honey from a My Texas Market box. Talk about heavenly! So good. Sure, the honey is probably meant for pancakes but it’s amazing in green tea.
Anyway, Amoda has sent four brand new teas and they sound AMAZING! So I’ve got to taste test them all. These are primarily blends and some have flavoring. I prefer blends and I tend to like more floral and fruity teas. This review is for the Original version but they have a Low Caff version that’s mostly herbal and low caffeine blends. Yay!
The Cost: $20/month
What You Get: Four (12+ cups) tea samples from fun brands and small-batch tea blenders from all over North America. Also included are disposable tea filters, steeping instructions and recipes. You’ll also receive free shipping on purchases in the shop.
High Noon Tea Co. Caramel Apple- An herbal blend made with apple, orange, hibiscus, rosehip, cornflowers and natural caramel flavor. This was my favorite blend of all. It’s sadly already gone and I desperately wish I had more. Perfect for summer evenings.
High Noon Tea Co. Almond Toffee Pu-erh- This is a combination of pu’erh tea, coffee, almond bits, natural caramel and toffee flavors. I have to say that when I poured the water over this the toffee-nut scent reminded me of Starbucks. When I tasted it it reminded me of coffee. I thought my brain was going crazy until I re-read the ingredients and realized coffee was on the list. Derp. It’s dark like coffee, too. I tasted it, felt it was just too coffee-y and added honey. With the honey added, I could really taste (and not just smell) all those delicious nutty flavors. A perfect dessert drink. All I need is some pound cake.
Beach House Teas Willapia White Lavender- This tea is 100% organic loose leaf tea blend of white peony tea with a hint of lemon, smooth Washington lavender and delicate rose petals. This is my least favorite because I’m allergic to lavender. I didn’t try it because of that. But I’m sure lavender lovers would rejoice.
Nepali Tea Traders Himalayan Golden Black Tea- This is a mild black tea with hints of honey and stone fruit. It won a Best Black Tea award in 2015! I’m going to be using this entire packet to make a big batch of iced tea. I think it’ll be fantastic over ice with a drizzle of honey and maybe some mint. Mmm!
VERDICT: These are fabulous teas and Amoda is an easy way to get new and unusual teas to test. With that being said, it’s fairly expensive although as a subscriber, you’ll get a free shipping in the shop when you buy more of what you love. I really want more of that Caramel Apple and I’m tempted to snag a bunch more however shipping is a whopping $9 to the US. Although now that I think about it, I bet that’s in Canadian dollars. Still.
If you would like to sign up for Amoda Tea, you can do that here. Use TAKE5OFF to save $5 off a monthly, 3 month or 6 month subscription.