Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Steepist Monthly Subscription Service

I'm always on the look out for new and interesting tea subscription services so I was really excited when Steepist offered a sample of their inaugural box. The company was started by Jiho and Sungwoo, two tea lovers who were roommates at Princeton.

"After graduating, they adopted the habit of drinking tea but eventually grew dissatisfied with the dearth of high-quality, tasteful options. So they decided to do something about it and change the way tea is perceived and consumed today. They set out to redefine the tea experience, and Steepist was born."

For $23 a month, subscribers receive four .05 oz samples of carefully curated tea. Free shipping is included. The tea was packaged well with plenty of padding to help avoid crushed leaves. A card was included with background information about each of the companies featured.

The teas that I received in my box were:

Organic Lapsang Souchong from Stone Leaf Teahouse

I really like that this is more of a tea discovery service. It would be a great way for someone who is new to tea to discover the variety of options out there. This is probably a sign that I drink way too much tea but I've actually already reviewed all of these except for the Lapsang Souchong previously. I'm really excited to dive into that one because I had heard a lot about Stone Leaf Teahouse from tea friends who frequent their Middlebury, VT location.

Sample provided by Steepist.