5 May 2016

Tea Tales from Teabox


There's nothing as refreshing and relaxing as a cup of tea. It is my favorite beverage and I live with people who say 'I can't live without tea.' Tea has come a long way with me and it is one thing I look forward to every morning. Not one day passes without a cup of freshly brewed ginger tea at home. Well, to cut it short, I’m a tea person.

When my grandfather introduced me to this tasteful brown colored drink, he said that tea has low caffeine. I can go on and on and rave about this flavorful drink and list the reasons for why I love it. We are tea lovers who have been tasting variety of tea. As we have Srilankan connections, we at home are bit partial about those delicious Ceylon teas. Be it served with milk adding a dash of nannari root or a spoonful of ginger and cardamom, or the lemon tea I crave for in the evenings, and the green tea that I’m fond of lately. You know, every cup of tea brewed is different and unique in its own way. But the regular Chai remains the same. Not that it wasn't sufficient enough to tingle our senses but once in a while we don't mind a little bit of excitement to add on our perfect mornings, don't we?



Two weeks ago, I visited the Bangalore Food Fete II. It was a haven for food lovers like me. The food trucks were inviting. But a small stall promoting tea in an unorthodox manner caught my attention. I was received by the coordinators and then they invited me for a tea tasting session. Strawberry Spritz and Tropical Aam Panna were delightfully aromatic and uniquely flavored teas. Those varie-TEAS ended my search of transforming my regular tea experience to an exquisite affair.



It’s always a pleasure to discover the best flavors from the nearby grocery stores or the tea kadais at the corner of our streets. But everything goes online now and so is the tea. Yeah, you heard me right. They serve you some best Teas online.


Teabox is an online tea store which is redefining the tea ritual in more than 90 countries around the world. Uniting the richest flavors of the finest teas with the curious, the cultivated, and the adventurous, all over the world. The freshest tea you’ve ever tasted, from crop to cup. There is simply no simpler way to experience the wonderful complexity of tea. A new experience awaits you at TeaBox!

Visiting their site itself is an experience. It is designed to perfection to search for the right tea. Teas are grouped by Type (be it black, white or green), by Region and by seasonal specialty (be it spring or summer). From Darjeeling to Nilgiris, Assam to Kangra, their tea leaves are hand picked, natural ingredients added for the aroma and palate make the Teabox tea very appealing. Their prices are affordable for any tea lover.

Subscribe and receive a box every month, with an unique set of quality tea. It was interesting to see how they serve their customers the best. They have devised an innovative way of picking the right tea for oneself. On their site, under the Subscription, we are asked to take a short fun quiz and then their hi-tech science selects the perfect tea flavors that suits to our palate and ta-da our first box will be shipped within 24 hrs. If we want to try different flavors, we can always go back and change our taste preferences anytime we desire. I think this is a cool idea which adds a wow factor to the site. Tea Box connects tea to people. It makes a perfect gift as well.

Pick A Gift

I purchased a spring green tea and a classic black tea. The tea sachets were air tight with inbuilt zip lock. The label even had the Picking Date and making Instructions per cup. I didn’t wait long to turn on the hob and boil the water. With strong notes of roasted corn and green peas persisting across its flavor profile, the Ilam Spring Green Tea makes a cup meant for relish.

Now did I tell you there’s an end of season sale going on in their site? Don’t miss the Summer Flush with 50% off.


Have you ever struck up a conversation over a cup of tea? Well, here I am sitting with my warm tea and looking forward to listen to your tea tales. :-)

My Food Journey Continues...

23 comments:

  1. Tea is my favorite beverage too. But I like it with milk and sugar. Somehow, the black and green varieties haven't caught my fancy. I like tea with something spicy like bajji, bonda, vada, samosa, etc. Even marie/milk biscuit will do. Local tea shops make it well, but I am fond of teas I used to get in Coimbatore bakeries :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Even I enjoy drinking tea the same way. Spicy snack or the biscuits dipped in tea. :)

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  2. Wow, you're real fan of tea...I prefer coffee, but these days I'm choosing to add more tea to my diet. Also I'd recommend online store at adagio.com http://www.adagio.com/list/best_sellers.html . I love those tea pearls growing in a hot water - the attraction itself! I did try a jasmine...ah!

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    1. Good to know you started adding tea in your diet. Thanks for sharing the site. I'll check that out. :)

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  3. I love tea too and I cannot survive without a cup of tea along with Parle biscuits everyday ! :D With tea coming in so many flavors I would love to try all of them!Lovely review dear !

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    1. Parle G - nostalgic. You should try these flavors, Najm. :)

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  4. I am also a tea-addict and can't compromise on my daily morning cuppa lack of which would give me a headache. You have brought out the post extremely well. :)

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    1. It's a classy addiction. Thanks, Maitreni :)

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  5. Informative post Meera.Thanks a lot for the review.
    Hearing for the first time that we can make tea with nannari roots also.

    Cheers,
    Sriram & Krithiga

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    1. Adding nannari root with cardamom and dried ginger make a great cuppa. We prepare that on special occasion. :)

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  7. wow! It's good to know you can buy good tea on line..

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    1. Yeah, Sunita. Isn't it amazing? Thank you for reblogging this post. I am glad :)

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  8. the strawberry and aam panna tea has caught my attention...wonder how it might taste!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. They tasted exotic. You should try them too. Good to see you here Shubhangi :)

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  9. I luurv tea too! Great post! :)

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  10. Though I prefer coffee over tea, but drinking tea is a ritual in the morning. I love the long-leaf flavoured Darjeeling tea and it's available here in Kolkata. The Straw and aam-panna tea sound interesting...Teabox sounds like a cool site... :-) Nice review...

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    1. Yea. tea is a morning ritual. well said. Teabox has some interesting varieties of tea. Thank you Maniparna :)

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  11. Although I am a coffee addict, I love ginger tea and lemon tea...
    These days we get almost everything online... Looks like an interesting initiative...
    thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, it is a nice initiative to sell flavoured teas online. Their site is delightful. Thanks for the read Loco :)

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