Simple Loose Leaf Review October 2021

Simple Loose Leaf is a monthly tea adventure that takes you on a journey to explore four loose leaf teas. Discover an amazing experience with each month. You decide how many teas you want to explore each month. You can choose to receive 2, 3, or 4. They kindly sent us this box for review.

It has been a long time since we shared a Simple Loose Leaf box with you so I am very excited about today’s review. I feel like the timing is perfect because I am going through a serious tea phase right now and have been enjoying a cup almost every afternoon.

I’m also excited to share the October box with you because it includes some really great seasonal blends!

Subscription Details

Each month Simple Loose Leaf subscribers will be sent an experience filled with teas ranging from classically savory to enjoyably trendy. It’s simple! You buy, and they ship.

  • Up to four hand packaged loose leaf teas with 14g samples of each tea in resealable pouches
  • Pick Variety Sampler (Most Popular), Herbal Tea Sampler, Black Tea Sampler, or Green Tea Sampler
  • Reusable cotton tea filters with the 1st month
  • Black Teas: Assam, Yunnan, Keemun, Lapsang Souchong, Earl Grey etc.
  • Green Teas: Gunpowder, Genmacha, Sencha, & Naturally Scented Greens
  • Herbal Teas: Rooibos Blends, Lemongrass, Chamomile,Chai Blends and More
  • Other Teas: Tisane Blends, Decaf. Teas, Oolong Teas, Pu’erh Teas

Subscriptions start at $14.90 per month for 2 teas. Today we are reviewing the 4 tea box which is $24.90 per month.

Here’s a closer look at the October Simple Loose Leaf tea box….

Harvest Moon Herbal tea

Before brewing this tea, open this tea and smell it. Then wait a moment and smell it again. This tea evolves as the different layers unfold. You first are greeted by the scent of allspice, but then warmer cinnamon starts to come through, finished with a slight fresh baked bread smell. And when you brew this tea, this cinnamon expands and blooms with the heat of the water. This tea will brew the color of red hots and taste like warm tart apple pie. You can brew this tea in water, as normal, or you can brew this tea in milk, like a traditional hot chocolate, and serve with a dash of nutmeg on top for a fun nighttime treat.

Ingredients: Dried Apple Pieces, Cinnamon Chips, Hibiscus Flowers, Almond Slivers, Pistachios, Pumpkin Flakes( Pumpkin, maltodextrin, corn flour [to prevent caking] ), All Natural Flavor, Beet Root Powder (A Natural Sweetener)

I’m starting off with my favorite tea in the October box. I already know that this will be my go-to for the next couple weeks. It’s caffeine-free, which I prefer, and it includes some of my faves – apple, cinnamon and pumpkin. I LOVE that it is sweetened with Beet Root Powder and I also like that they suggest brewing it in milk. We are off to a great start!

Pumpkin Spice Black tea

When fall rolls around there are few things more looked forward to than pumpkin-spiced everything. This tea brings Fall notes with a proud presentation of a dry tree bark scent that blends well with the pumpkin patch notes. The cinnamon and chai mix in Pumpkin Spice Black offers a wonderful balance of flavor that is the perfect Fall feel.

With a black tea base, this tea is going to stand up well to sugar and milk. And if you are feeling a bit adventurous make some homemade whipped cream and add a large dollop to this spicy cup of pumpkin goodness.

Ingredients: South Indian Black Tea, Pumpkin Flakes, All Natural Flavor, Cinnamon Chips, Chai Spice Mix

I love, love, love the fact that they included a pumpkin tea in the October box, they are speaking my language. This one is high-caffeine which means I won’t have it often, but I may enjoy the odd morning cup in place of my coffee.

Creme Brulee Oolong

This oolong starts with a rich and earthy nose that hints at the cinnamon and creme brulee that is at the core of Creme Brulee Oolong. After brewed, this tea is a mild and soft display of subtle unprocessed caramel notes and not but a whisper of cinnamon spice. Because of the use of a low caffeine oolong tea, Creme Brulee Oolong would be wonderful after super tea that won’t keep you up at night. You can serve this tea with a splash of milk to fill the flavor profile out, but be careful to not over power this delicate oolong tea.

Ingredients: Low Caffeine Formosa BT Oolong, Almond Pieces, Cinnamon Chips, All Natural Flavor, Jasmine Flowers

How lovely does this next tea sound?! Just like they mentioned above, I think it would make a great after dinner tea, though it does have a small amount of caffeine in it. I’m a fan of any tea which includes cinnamon so I already know I will like this one.

Guranse Estate Green Tea

Guranse Estate Green is an organic green tea from the Dhankuta region of Nepal. This tea specific is considered an Orthodox tea from Nepal because it is a hand rolled whole leaf tea. Nepal has a much smaller tea production base and hence it is much less common in the western markets. It is commonly compared to tea from the Darjeeling region of India due to the geography and the topology of the easter zones of Nepal.

In this tea you will find a smooth, bright, and slightly dry experience with very light sweet aromatics. If you enjoy Darjeeling green teas then Nepalese green teas should be a great addition to your collection.

Ingredients: Exquisite organic green tea from Nepal

And to round out our October box we have this wonderful green tea. I’ve been meaning to start drinking more green tea and I just need to do it already, ha! I like that this one is described as smooth and sweet. It sounds like a green tea I will enjoy.

Simple Loose Leaf Review October 2021 – Final Thoughts

What a wonderful little tea subscription! I am extremely happy with the October Simple Loose Leaf. I think they did a great job curating this month’s collection. It’s seasonally appropriate and well-rounded at the same time. I’m really looking forward to the Harvest Moon Herabl, and I’m hoping the Guranse Estate will entice me to drink more green tea. I’m thinking this box needs to be a regular on the review list. Wouldn’t you agree?!

PS – If you prefer herbal tea like I do, that is an option when you subscribe. Makes me love this box that much more!

-AYOB Sarah

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