Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Tea Of The Month

October 19, 2020

For our Simple Loose Leaf reviews, we were given a sample.  This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Simple Loose Leaf

Simple Loose Leaf delivers unique, hand-packaged loose leaf tea to your door.  As a small, family-owned business they are passionate about helping customers discover new tea flavors and blends from around the world.  Plus, each container of fresh, quality loose leaf tea is hand-packaged in the US in recyclable containers for you to enjoy.

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What We Like

  • Fresh, high-quality tea
  • Great tasting and smelling tea
  • Recyclable packaging; packaged in the US

What We Don’t Like

  • Do not sell loose leaf tea infusers (bags come with Tea of the Month, though!)

Simple Loose Leaf Reviews

I was super excited to try tea from Simple Loose Leaf as I drink a lot of tea, but don’t really know much about it and haven’t tried a lot of tea outside of my favorite grocery store brand.

My daily tea consumption consists of 1 to 2 cups of hot black tea, specifically English Breakfast, and a cup of fruity herbal tea at night.  In the summer I love to add iced tea into the mix with fresh mint from our garden.  I feel like with tea, like most things, you don’t know what you don’t know.  In other words, I don’t know what I’m missing because I haven’t really explored tea.  If you are like me, Simple Loose Leaf is your passport to branch out and try new and interesting teas from around the globe.

For our Simple Loose Leaf reviews, we received a 4 oz container of Blue Lady Grey Tea, a 4 oz container of Blood Orange Herbal Tea, a 4-pack container of Prickly Pear Herbal Iced Tea, and 2 Tea of the Month boxes.  The 4 oz containers were purchased a la carte from the Tea Shop., but Simple Loose Leaf also has a Tea of the Month subscription and gifting option!  More on purchasing options below.

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Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Blue Lady Grey Tea

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  • Black Tea, High Caffeine and Keto-Friendly
  • “A whole leaf black tea with blue mellow blossoms, lavender flowers, and a hint of bergamot. If you have ever wanted an Earl Grey that is light on the bergamot, this is without a doubt the tea for you.” They go on to add that “A touch of milk will provide a smoother flavor” and richness and this tea is best served hot.
  • Ingredients: Indian Black Tea, Lavender flowers, vanilla, and bergamot flavor
  • Price: 4 oz for $14.99
  • Makes 60 cups
  • TIP:  You will need to purchase a loose leaf tea infuser or pouches in order to enjoy the loose leaf tea (we love these)

 

I love black tea and have always gravitated toward English Breakfast over Earl Grey because Earl Grey has always tasted too floral for me.  Also, most Earl Grey goes too heavy on the bergamot (citrus) flavor for me and comes across as almost bitter.  With all of that said, I put the kettle on the stove and tried to have an open mind for this cup of Blue Lady Grey by Simple Loose Leaf.

As I opened up the package I was hit with a lovely smell – the black tea, lavender flowers, and vanilla filled the air and delighted my senses.  You can see, and smell, all of the wonderful ingredients as you scoop them into your loose leaf tea container.  I poured my hot water into the cup, added my loose leaf tea infuser, and let sit for the recommended time.

This tea tasted wonderful!  It was not too floral, nor did it have a strong bergamot taste.  It was smooth and black with hints of vanilla and lavender.  I can not believe the difference a quality tea makes as well as using loose leaf vs a premade tea bag.  The taste is so much more complex with loose leaf tea and is really a delight to drink.

This tea is listed as “high-caffeiene” and perfect to jump-start your morning (or afternoon!).  Black teas, overall, have the highest amount of caffiene naturally and this tea has has about 47 mg of caffeine per 8 oz cup of tea (about half the caffeine of coffee).  Though that can be higher or lower depending on the amount of dry leaf used when brewing.

This tea is also listed as “Keto Friendly” because there aren’t any added sugars.  Therefore, it will not move your body out of a state of ketosis and doesn’t have other artificial sweeteners that can do some other odd things with blood sugar levels.

Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Blood Orange Tea

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  • Herbal Tea, Caffeine-Free
  • Light & Earthy
  • Ingredients: Rooibos, Orange peel, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Apple pieces, Safflowers, and Rose petals with Orange, vanilla, and lemon flavor
  • Price: 4 oz for $14.99
  • Makes 60 cups
  • TIP:  You will need to purchase a loose leaf tea infuser or pouches in order to enjoy the loose leaf tea (we love these)

 

Recently, I’ve started enjoying a cup of fruity herbal tea at night to help close out the day and as part of my nightly wind-down ritual before bed.  Again, using a grocery store brand herbal tea in a bag, not knowing what else is out there.

When you go to the Simple Loose Leaf site you, like me, might be surprised and overwhelmed by the number of loose leaf tea choices available.  There are so many to choose from.  We recommend starting with flavors that you already love and branching out from there.  The Tea of the Month subscription is also a great way to try new and interesting teas.

This Blood Orange herbal tea is right up my alley with its fruit-forward taste and I was really looking forward to curling up on the couch with a cup before bed.

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When I opened the Blood Orange package I was hit with amazing citrus scents with some floral hints and couldn’t wait to give it a try!  I heated up the kettle, scooped my loose leaf tea into my infuser, and waited for the water to boil.  I poured the water into my cup, added the tea, and took in the wonderful smells of orange and rose.

I curled up on the couch with my cup of Blood Orange tea and took a sip.  The orange flavor shines through with the slightest hint of vanilla and rose.  It’s the perfect herbal tea before bed.  I think that it would also make a lovely iced tea and can’t wait to try that when the weather warms.

Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Prickly Pear Herbal Iced Tea

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  • Herbal Iced Tea, Caffeine-Free
  • Bold & Tangy: “On first opening this tea, you’ll experience the Prickly Pear first and foremost. But on second smell, look past the first sweet notes and look for the dry scent of a blooming desert. A slightly sweet and dry herb smell that captures the heart of the desert just after a spring rain.”
  • Makes 4-6 gallons of brewed iced tea total; each bag makes 1-1.5 gallons of iced tea
  • Price: 4 pack for $14.99

 

I am a huge iced tea drink in the summer.  It seems like the hotter it gets here on the East Coast the more iced tea I drink.  I especially love it while we are out by the pool, entertaining guests, or after several hours of yard work.  I like to have a mix of both caffeinated and non-caffeinated teas on hand so that I can enjoy iced tea at any time during the day and not have to worry about the caffeine keeping me up at night.

This tea comes in a large bag so that it’s easy for you to make 1-1.5 gallons of iced tea.  Simply steep your bag of tea in a large pot of boiling water for 3-5 minutes then mix with cold water to taste and chill in the refrigerator.

This tea is refreshing, fruity, and naturally sweet!  Perfect for a hot summer day or any time you want a tasty iced tea without the caffeine.

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Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Tea Subscription

The Simple Loose Leaf Tea Of The Month subscription is the #1 tea subscription box and for good reason.  Bringing you a curated tea experience packed full of delicious, unique, high-quality loose leaf teas from around the world.  There are so many teas outside of your local grocery store, why not start exploring them with Simple Loose Leaf?

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For just $10-$13 per box (plus $2.99/box shipping), you receive 40 grams of tea, 10 grams of 4 unique teas in resealable pouches.  This is equal to about 16 to 20 brewed cups of tea per box.  You can choose to receive your Tea of The Month every month, every other month, or once a quarter.  You can also choose the type of tea that you would like to receive – black tea, green tea, caffeine-free herbal, or a sampler which includes 1 black tea, 1 green tea, 1 herbal tea, and 1 seasonal flavor.

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The cost of the Simple Loose Leaf Tea Of The Month box depends on how you choose to pay.  If you pay per delivery, the cost is $13 per box and if you pay annually the cost is $10 per box.  For example, if you want a box every quarter you can pay $13 each quarter or you can pay $40 upfront for 1 year, 4 boxes.  All subscription boxes ship on the first business day of each month.

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Each Simple Loose Leaf Tea Of The Month Box Includes:

  • Four premium loose leaf teas selected with the current season and weather in mind
  • Four quality linen filters, sewn on historic sewing machines in the US, that are perfect for a single cup of tea and can be reused over and over
  • “Tasting Notes” for each loose leaf tea, providing rich detail of each tea’s origins, flavor, best brew method, and more helping you explore your current tea selections and discover related tea flavors

 

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And if you LOVE one of the teas in your box and want more, you can purchase them in the Simple Loose Leaf Tea Shop!  More on the Tea Shop below.

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Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Tea Gift Subscription

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Simple Loose Leaf Tea Of the Month makes a great gift for yourself or that special tea-lover in your life!  And gifting is as easy as 1 – select the type of tea, 2 – select how often you would like the tea box delivered, and 3 – select how many deliveries you would like to purchase.  It’s that easy!  You prepay for all of the deliveries and can then sit back and watch as the gift recipient enjoys this unique and delicious gift month after month.  Subscriptions are just $10/box (plus $2.99/box shipping).

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Each Simple Loose Leaf Tea Of The Month Gift Box Includes:

  • Four premium loose leaf teas selected with the current season and weather in mind
  • Four quality linen filters, sewn on historic sewing machines in the US, that are perfect for a single cup of tea and can be reused over and over
  • “Tasting Notes” for each loose leaf tea, providing rich detail of each tea’s origins, flavor, best brew method, and more helping you explore your current tea selections and discover related tea flavors

 

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If you are lucky, they may even invite you over for a cuppa!

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Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Tea Shop

The Simple Loose Leaf Tea Shop has over 200 fresh, quality loose leaf teas from around the world for you to explore and enjoy.  Choose from black tea, green tea, herbal tea, and iced tea.  All teas are hand packaged in the USA in recyclable containers.

Containers include 4 oz of loose leaf (or bagged) tea which can make around 60 cups of tea and cost just $14.99 each (less than $0.25 per cup!).  Below are just a sample of the teas offered on the Simple Loose Leaf website.

Black Tea

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Green Tea

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Herbal Tea

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Iced Tea

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Simple Loose Leaf Reviews: Bottom Line

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Simple Loose Leaf truly delivers fresh, quality tea from around the world directly to your door.  We love the taste (and smell!) of all of the teas that we tried and could definitely taste the difference between the store-bought tea that we usually drink vs the quality loose leaf tea from Simple Loose Leaf.  We also love that the containers are made from recyclable materials and packaged right here in the USA.

And we think that The Tea of the Month would make a great gift and is sure to delight any tea-lover!  Give as a gift to yourself (you deserve it!) or to the tea-drinker in your life.  Simple Loose Leaf makes it easy to customize your gift to fit any budget and the lucky recipient will surely love it!

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Enjoy!

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