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Subscription Box - Monstrositea August 2014.

29 July 2014
Yes! It's that time of the month again where a little box is delivered to my house and I get to sip a bunch of new teas all day long while reviewing the contents of the current Monstrositea box. Best day EVER!

I'm not going to talk about the specifics of the service, I've done it in past posts and repeating myself just gets tiring, so if you want to know more just head on over to the Monstrositea website and have a little read.

This months box contained 5 little sachets but only 4 listed on the info sheet.. Ohhhh what's going on here Monstrostea!?!

Special Edition Shaan Herbal Masala Tea - This is a masala chai from Delhi, India and supposed to have some medicinal properties which are good for fighting a cold, cough, fever and other related issues. On my first sip I can taste licorice and cardamom but it also has this awesome warmth from mace, this one is brewed like a green tea and not with a milk base but still has that beautiful spiced flavour of a chai. Monstrositea suggest experimenting with a squeeze of lemon which I'll try in my next cup.

Truly Tea Black and Peach - Last month Monstrositea included a little packet of three flavoured green teas that were aimed at being consumed as an iced tea, I drank the peach one straight away because peach flavoured tea is my jam. You can probably imagine the happy dance I did when I saw this in my box, I had mine with a little sugar (because we had no honey.. What is life!?!) which really does enhance the flavour of the peach. Monstrositea suggest using this as an iced tea blend as well with some fresh peaches, honey and mint. I'll be popping the reminder of my sachet in an air tight container and keeping it for the warmer months when peaches make a come back.

Cruz de Malta Yerba Mate - That little mystery packet on the far right.. It contains dried organic pineapple pieces! When I opened it I could swear it smelt like Vegemite (not necessarily a bad thing if you ask me), since I'm a curious cat I ate a piece, it's sweet and tangy at the same time and Monstrositea suggest brewing it with the last two teas in the box.
Yerba Mate is supposed to be good for clearing the mind, the information sheet says that the tea has a smoky flavour which I can both smell and taste, personally I find the after taste nicer than the initial flavour, I can taste a more herbal blend after the smoky-ness has melted away. I popped a generous amount of dried pineapple in my cup after trying the tea 'naked', the pineapple gave it a nice refreshing tang, I think I have to buy some more dried fruit to add to my teas in the future.

Tea Leaves Australian Sencha - This green tea is grown in North-East Victoria (word to my home state!) but is imported from Japan. This one is supposed to have a 'powerful tang and intense aroma', I brew my green tea on the weak side because it's generally my least favourite tea unless it's flavoured with other things so when I could smell a distinct green tea scent while it was brewing I knew this one could pack a punch, the 'tang' it offers is actually really nice and this is a green tea that I really enjoyed. After sipping 1/3 of my cup I added a small scoop of the dried pineapple to it which added to the tangy flavour.. not sure if I'm meant to eat the pineapple but I did and I'm not sad about it.

Did you receive this months Monstrositea box? If so let me know your thoughts.

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4 comments on "Subscription Box - Monstrositea August 2014."
  1. heheheh the pineapple is exactly the sort that you buy to eat so you where right to try some! :) dried fruit is a great thing to experiment with in tea. Candied ginger, dried mango.. how about sultanas in a black tea?

    1. Sounds like just the kind of thing I would enjoy! Dried fruit has made it on my shopping list :)

  2. What a clever idea for tea lovers... like me :)
    I hadn't heard about this service until I found your site (I was searching for reviews about red paw paw).
    I love trying new teas and I generally get sample sachets from one of my local tea houses.
    I will be giving this box a try at some point.
    Kind regards
    Aimee :)

    1. It's a great box Aimee! I love receiving it every month and it has helped broaden my horizons and learn more about the different teas available on the market :)