About Tea Drops
Tea Drops are a fair-trade, eco-friendly alternative to tea bags. The single-serving, organic, bagless Tea Drops are pre-formed into adorable shapes. Plus, they come in a variety of flavors, including classic and dessert collections.
The brand has a solid following of 60K on Instagram and 40K on Facebook where many happy customers are sharing their love for the brand and its products.
They have been featured by Thrillist, The Manual, Us Weekly, Town & Country, The Today Show, CNBC, People, Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, and many other media platforms.
This Tea Drops review will take an in-depth look at the brand and its best-selling teas. We’ll provide customer reviews, promotions, and more, to help you decide if their convenient teas are worth the buy.
Overview of Tea Drops
The story of Tea Drops started with a mission to reduce waste. Sashee Chandran, an avid tea drinker, noticed the waste that piled up from the simple act of drinking a cup of tea. So she started looking for a way to make tea drinking more eco-friendly.
Loose leaf tea helps to cut back on waste, but the convenience factor just isn’t there due to single-use teabags. Chandran thought there had to be a happy medium somewhere.
In 2015, she developed a way that not only eliminated 15% of the waste associated with drinking tea but also improved the lives of others. How did she pull this off? Her Tea Drops are Fair-trade certified and support a female-forward supply chain.
The company also provides water to those in need through its partnership with the Thirst Project. With every box of tea sold, the brand donates a year’s supply of clean water.
You can find their products in hundreds of locations across the USA, but the Tea Drops headquarters is located in California.
Now that you know a little more about the brand, this Tea Drops review will move on to its pros and cons.
- A variety of eco-friendly tea options
- Supports female-forward supply chain
- Supplies water to those in need with every box of tea sold
- Uses organic harvesting practices
- Kosher certified and fair-trade
- Caffeinated, decaf, sweetened, and unsweetened options available
- Installment payment offered through Afterpay
- Spend $30 to get a free straw
- A vast sale section
- Rewards Program, earn points to spend on products and discounts
- Ships internationally
- Unsweetened Tea Drops aren’t in ‘drop’ form, they’re just loose
- Lots of sediment at the bottom of the cup, which isn’t enjoyed by some tea drinkers
- Sugar content in the sweetened tea can be considered high
Tea Drops come in cute, pre-formed shapes like hearts, stars, and flowers, and are easy to use. They come in both subtle and bold flavors that can be made hot or iced.
But, the last thing that this brand wants is for you to compromise your favorite tea flavors. You can choose between fun flavor combinations, such as strawberry shortcake, or more classic flavor profiles, like earl grey.
Before you go into the teas offered, note that the majority of the products listed in this review are available through Afterpay payment plans with as low as $3.5o per payment, per box. Let’s get into it.
Tea Drops Explore Our Teas Review
Tea Drops are convenient, fun to use, taste great, and help to keep single-use tea bags from cluttering landfills. Ready to see some of the best-selling products?
In this Tea Drops review, we will include single-serve drops in traditional flavors, dessert-inspired selections, and packs to make lattes, milk, and bubble tea creations that may just meet and/or excel your expectations for a daily dose of tea.
Tea Drops Pumpkin Spice Tea Review
First up, the Pumpkin Spice Tea. When we see the words “pumpkin spice” our mind immediately goes to visions of falling leaves and cozy sweaters. But that’s just because the flavor has been marketed that way.
Pumpkin spice is a flavor that can be enjoyed year-round and is an earthy, sweet, and spicy treat to create a comforting moment.
This tea has a medium caffeine level, so you may want to enjoy this one mid-day if you have caffeine sensitivities. Order a serving of 25 Pumpkin Spice Tea drops for $30 or 10 for $14.
Tea Drops Ginger Peach Cobbler Tea Review
Part of the dessert collection, Ginger Peach Cobbler Tea gives you all the feels of the delicious dessert without the guilt that comes after.
If you’re not worried about over-indulging, this tea is still a great choice for anyone who wants something snappy and sweet to sip on.
The Ginger Peach Cobbler Tea comes with 25 Tea Drops in single-serve packaging. You can buy them as singles and they’ll come in a burlap bag, or you can choose the recyclable cylinder of 10 drops.
The cylinder is great if you want an adorable place to store your tea, and you can just buy the singles when you want to replenish your stock.
Spicy and fruity, this tea is also caffeine-free so it makes a great late-night treat. Enjoy the Ginger Peach Cobbler Tea hot or iced for $15 (10 drops) or $30 (25).
Tea Drops Organic Turmeric Tea Review
Did you know that Turmeric has been used as a medicinal ingredient for the last 4,500 years? This magical little herb can be used to boost immunity, calm inflammation, and provide better overall health.
For Tea Drops, the Golden Turmeric Tea harnesses these capabilities with the added bonus of a light, smooth taste and a small amount of palm sugar to sweeten. This tea is perfect for afternoon drinking after your morning coffee as it is caffeine-free.
With over 107 reviews and a 5/5 star average, this tea is definitely doing something right! The Golden Turmeric Tea comes for the price of $14 (10 drops).
Tea Drops Organic Turmeric Tea Review
A flavor that is destined to please, the Blueberry Acai Tea is a sweet treat without the worry of the excess calories and carbs. Made to be delicious either hot or cold, this tea has a low caffeine level and is 25 calories per serving.
Perfect for a day at work where you need a light jolt before a meeting or you want to trade up your second coffee of the day with something a little healthier, the Blueberry Acai Tea comes for the price of $14 (10 drops).
Tea Drops Matcha Latte Kit Review
Regular cafe lattes are great, but they don’t contain anywhere near the number of health benefits that Matcha tea does.
Matcha is a great tea to create a latte with because of its sweet and complex flavor profile. It can be a little bitter, but when paired with sweetened milk, the tea is transformed into a unique and addictive drink.
The Matcha Latte Kit is made with high-quality green tea that contains ⅓ of the amount of caffeine that coffee does, providing another reason to make the switch.
Packed with antioxidants and polyphenols, matcha is a great choice for improving health, energy, and focus.
This Tea Drops matcha green tea kit includes 5 Matcha Green Tea Drops and 5 packets of Copper Cow Coffee’s sweetened condensed milk for $17.
Tea Drops Thai Hot/Iced Tea Kit Review
Thai iced tea is the perfect beverage on hot days, while the hot version is a comforting accompaniment to other Asian dishes. The Thai Hot/Iced Tea Kit will make 5 beverages to be enjoyed hot or cold. This kit comes with:
- 5 Thai tea drops
- 5 packages of sweetened condensed milk
To make, simply mix your tea drop with hot or cold water, mix, then add the milk packet and stir. Enjoy the contrast of strong, caffeinated tea with sweet, comforting milk in this Thai Hot/Iced Tea Kit for $15 (from $17).
Tea Drops Ultimate Tea Sampler Review
By this part of the review, you are probably finding it hard to choose between all of these flavors. We get it, they all look fabulous. But, Tea Drops thought of that ahead of time by creating the Ultimate Tea Sampler with 9 assorted teas to try.
Each of the samplers comes with 1 tea drop to try so you can get a sense of the taste of each tea. Be advised that many of the teas included will have caffeine.
All shipped in a matte box with each tea packaged in a recyclable gift box, this could also be an exceptional gift for the tea-lover in your life. The Ultimate Tea Sampler comes at the bargain price of $19.
Tea Drops Boba Review
For those of us that take our tea with a little more, bubbles involved, Tea Drops offers boba options from matcha, lone boba balls, and full-on kits filled with bubble tea products.
Next in this Tea Drops review, we will be covering the best-selling boba tea options for at-home bubble tea and boba drinks.
Tea Drops Boba Tea Pearls Packet Review
One of the most exciting things about visiting a bubble tea shop is the long list of flavor combinations you get to choose from.
But in the wake of quarantine, it is difficult to try and get ahold of these tasty drinks. Thankfully, Tea Drops has formulated an at-home solution to have the bubble tea you love without breaking any rules
Each packet has 4oz of tapioca pearls, topping out at 100 individual balls of deliciousness. This is typically considered to make 4 or 5 drinks.
These are also gluten-free, and the tapioca comes from the cassava root and has a chewy, gel-like texture. Make your bubble tea shop right at home with the Boba Tea Pearls Packet for $7.
Tea Drops Matcha Latte and Boba Pack Kit Review
Bring the fun of your favorite bubble tea shop right into your home. In the spirit of Tea Drop’s sustainable mission, go find yourself a cute reusable cup and wide straw, and mix up a deliciously sweet Matcha Latte.
This sweet but complex drink boasts added health benefits, boosting your energy and detoxifying your body.
The Matcha Latte and Boba Pack Kit contains supplies to make 5 drinks with, including tea drops, milk packets, and boba pearls. One serving of matcha has 25mg of caffeine, so you can go ahead and enjoy it in the afternoon for a healthy pick-me-up.
This kit can be made iced or hot, but you may want to leave the boba pearls out of the hot one. Help your body and the earth with the Matcha Latte and Boba Pack Kit for $22.
Tea Drops Boba Bubble Deluxe Tea Kit Review
This kit is for the serious bubble tea drinker—as if “serious” was a word associated with these spirited beverages. Bubble tea is known for being a fun beverage that brings joy when sipped, especially when the bubbles make their way up the straw.
The Boba Bubble Deluxe Tea Kit contains 16 single drops, 4 of any of these flavors (you get to choose):
- Tea Drops Rose Earl Grey
- Chai Spice
- Matcha Green tea
- Thai Tea
- Chocolate Earl Grey
This Tea Drops sampler kit also includes 6 creams: 3 of the sweetened condensed milk, and 3 of the vegan coconut condensed milk. You’ll also get a boba pack that contains 100 pearls, which is enough for 4 or 5 drinks, depending on your boba preference.
Enjoy the magic of bubble tea with the Boba Bubble Deluxe Tea Kit for $48 (from $50).
Tea Drops Thai Iced Tea and Boba Pack Kit – Hot or Iced Review
Boba lets you get creative with your tea, making the tea-drinking experience a little more playful, evoking an almost child-like sense of fun. We all need some more fun in our lives, and Boba is an easy place to start!
The Thai Iced Tea and Boba Pack Kit – Hot or Iced starts with a sweet green tea that’s mixed with sweetened condensed milk and boba pearls for the ultimate summer treat.
This pack makes 5 Thai Iced Tea drinks, with 20 boba pearls per drink, and costs $19 (down from $20).
Tea Drops Subscription
Tea is about so much more than consumption. Tea has been used for years in spiritual practices, and certain varieties can heal and promote wellness.
Tea Drops has something called the Tea Club, a monthly subscription that delivers a delicious assortment of 16 caffeinated and decaf teas right to your door.
It’s about more than the teas though, in the spirit of promoting wellness, the Tea Club gives you exclusive access to self-care interviews that will help to expand your mind and help your energy flow in the right direction.
The Tea Club also gives you DIY challenges to try at home and a gift. Bring some good energy each month with the Tea Drops Subscription for $25/month.
Tea Drops Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
This Tea Drops review has given you information on the brand and its best-selling products, but to help you better understand what Tea Drops are actually like, we took to the internet to find out what customers think.
Below, you’ll find reviews from the brand’s website, Uncommon Goods, and Mass Media to give insight on customers’ personal experience with the brand.
On the company’s website, their best-selling teas are loved by users for their great taste and convenience. Overall, most flavors and kits have an average of 4.9/5 stars or higher:
- Ginger Peach Cobbler Tea is rated 4.9/5 stars by 272 customers
- Matcha Green Tea is rated 4.9/5 stars by 192 customers
- Thai Hot/Iced Tea Kit is rated 4.9/5 stars by 176 customers
- Boba Bubble Deluxe Tea Kit is rated 5/5 stars by 36 customers
- Chai Tea Latte Kit is rated 4.9/5 stars by 79 customers
In particular, reviewers love the Ginger Peach Cobbler Tea because the “flavor is wonderful.” A more thorough comment about the tea mentioned its low sugar (when compared to the desert) and caffeine-free content, making it a solid choice for diabetics:
“[T]he flavors are light and subtle I think I will pour a cup right now. Great for later in the afternoon or evening since it’s caffeine-free. My husband is a diabetic and he fell in love with how good the tea is and it’s not overly sweet and it didn’t spike his sugar way up.”
There are no ratings below 4 stars for this tea, but one customer said that it was “too gingery,” while another noted that it leaves “quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the cup.”
Tea Drops does warn about this aspect on their website, and this Tea Drops review thinks that it’s a small price to pay for eliminating wasteful single-use tea bags.
On Uncommon Goods, the Tea Drops Sampler was awarded 4.7/5 stars by 444 users. The majority of customers write about what a great gift this sampler box is and how much the giftee loved the assortment.
One review discusses the flavors and creativity of this box: “She loves this set. It is unique, creatively designed and each of the flavors is delicious.”
Of course, not every flavor is suited for every palette and so one customer that didn’t like the selection of teas and mentioned its high sugar content:
“Unfortunately, this fell short of what I expected. We each tried a different one. The one I chose was bland (no flavor). The one he chose was not drinkable. It was like a sugar bomb.”
A general Tea Drops review in Mass Media by student journalist Rose Murray gave her account of the tea from start to finish, noting the reasonable price of their teas and the “convenient and adorable” format the teas come in.
As for the taste, Murray wrote that it “tastes fresh and it has the perfect amount of sweetness to it.”
In terms of the sugar content, she continued to write that that’s one of the only cons about this tea. “If someone has medical problems or dietary needs where they cannot have sugar they would not be able to drink this tea.”
The brand does have a sugar-free version, though, “they are not Tea Drops, rather Tea Sprinkles, or just crushed up Tea Drops.”
Overall, users seem to love the flavors available from Tea Drops, and the fact that they eliminate the need for single-use tea bags.
While some customers didn’t enjoy specific flavors or corresponding sugar quantities, the majority of 5/5-star reviews show that many tea lovers were able to find their perfect cup.
Are Tea Drops Worth It?
Tea Drops are fun, convenient, and trendy. The brand offers a ton of different flavors, as well as caffeinated and decaf varieties. The drops do contain sugar, but Tea Drops has created a line of flavors that don’t.
The only downside to this is that the unsweetened Tea Drops aren’t formed into little shapes, they’re just the tea powder, which is fine and still eco-friendly, but it’s not as fun of an experience.
Some customers have an issue with the sugar content (6 grams) in the Tea Drops, which is understandable, as some diets (like low-carb or diabetic) don’t allow for sugar or carbs in that high of quantity.
With that said, this Tea Drops review appreciates that the brand has made strides to accommodate all types of needs and we still think the company is pretty cool.
As for price, their products aren’t overly expensive, but they are more than what you would pay for the average tea bag. You’re paying for the aesthetic and eco-friendly nature of the product, which this Tea Drops review is totally fine with.
Plus, the brand offers frequent sales, a Refer-a-Friend Program, and Afterpay options on nearly all of the products they offer, effectively removing any concerns about paying the full price in one lump sum.
It’s nice to know that you can do good for your soul, wallet, and the environment since this day and age does not usually have options that can accommodate all three.
So, is Tea Drops worth it? This Tea Drops review thinks so. The brand gives back, they’re inclusive of diets, and they have a ton of promotions available. Also, in general, they appear to be a decent company that wants to make their customers happy.
Tea Drops Promotions & Discounts
This Tea Drops review discovered the following promotions and deals available on MyTeaDrop.com:
- Spend $30 and get a free straw with Tea Drops coupon code: ‘STRAW30’
- Subscribe to their newsletter to get 10% off your next purchase
- Sale section
- Rewards Program: earn points when you shop to get discounts and products
- Give a friend 20% off and get 500 reward points when they spend $20 or more
- Tea Drops free shipping on the US orders over $50
Where to Buy Tea Drops
The best way to get deals and discounts is to buy your Tea Drops directly from MyTeaDrop.com. You can also find them in hundreds of stores across the US, or buy from the Tea Drops Amazon page and other online stores like:
- Uncommon Goods
- Pretty in Purple
- City Bird
- Tea Drops World Market
Sign Up for Tea Drops
Tea Drops has a monthly subscription that sends you a delicious assortment of teas along with a gift, access to exclusive self-care interviews, and DIY challenges. To sign up for their subscription, follow these easy steps:
- Head to MyTeaDrop.com
- Click on Subscribe to Tea Club
- Select Sign Up Today
- You’ll land on the subscription product page, click Add to Cart
- Checkout and enter your address and payment information
Are Tea Drops healthy?
There have been some concerns over the amount of sugar in Tea Drops, which have about 6 grams for their sweetened teas (about 1 tsp).
Depending on dietary needs, for some, this may be too much. But in general, 1 tsp is an average amount to put in a cup of tea and many customers say that the tea is perfectly sweetened. They also have a line of unsweetened teas that contain no sugar.
Are Tea Drops kosher?
Tea Drops teas are all kosher certified. This certification means that the company only uses the purest ingredients possible.
Do Tea Drops have caffeine?
Tea Drops come in both caffeinated and decaffeinated versions. Some decaffeinated flavors include Strawberry Shortcake and Ginger Peach, while some caffeinated flavors include Matcha and Chocolate Earl Grey.
How do Tea Drops work?
Tea Drops are very easy to use. All you need to do is place the Tea Drop at the bottom of your cup, pour hot water over it, and enjoy.
What is Tea Drops’ Shipping Policy?
Tea Drops ships within the USA and internationally. Shipping is free for USA orders over $50. Shipping for orders under that amount costs $5.
All shipping options will be listed at checkout. After your order ships, you will get a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number that you can use to track your order’s progress, or simply log in to your My Tea Drops account.
What is Tea Drops’ Return Policy?
Tea Drops does not have a general return policy. They deal with returns on an individual basis and will refund your money if you have a valid reason for wanting a return.
In the end, the brand just wants to make their customers happy, so if for any reason you are unhappy with your order, just give them a call or email and they will do their best to make it right.
How to Contact Tea Drops Customer Service
For any other information that this Tea Drops review did not provide or if you’re interested in Tea Drops wholesale, you can get in contact with Tea Drops customer service by using the following methods:
- Phone: 1-844-TEADROP
- Email: [email protected]
Contact Form on their website
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