Being Tea Tasting Box Club: Communal, Seasonal, Educational


It’s that time of the year: Being Tea Tasting Boxes are available again! We launched this program during the 2021 holiday season, and it has swiftly sold out both years that it’s been available.

How does it work? The Tasting Box Club is a monthly curated box of seasonal teas, centered around a guided tasting class. You can join for either 12 months, 6 months, or 3 months. This gives me time to really plan out what we’ll be doing each season and create something special for everyone throughout the year.

The program opens up just once a year – the holiday season is the only time that folks can reserve a spot for next year. Want to join us? Sign up now here, or read on for more info about this offering!

What’s awesome about the Being Tea Tasting Box Club?

Seasonal and Intentional Teas
The focus of each box is on teas that are appropriate for the season, both from a tea freshness and personal energetic / mood perspective. These are teas to help you consider your deeper interests and seasonal needs. Every theme is super intentional, so you’re never receiving just random teas. Each box waters little seeds of knowledge from previous boxes.

Tea-Focused Monthly Class
Each box includes a guided tasting note card, a printed newsletter, and an interactive group class. The class is also recorded, too, if you can’t join us live. Themes we explored in 2023 included: teas with a shared historic origin; teas that don’t fit “standard” categories; exploring flavor notes like smokiness and roast; and teas for when we need rest.

Accessible Sample Sizes
The amount of tea in each box is reasonable for drinking within a month or so, as well. Expect about 3-4 teas, 8-10g each. (that’s enough for 2-3 servings each tea.) Plus bonus mini-samples throughout the seasons! I’m a fan of subscription programs that don’t overwhelm you with too much stuff that goes to waste.

Three Options to Join!
Subscriptions are available for 12 months ($304), 6 months ($184), or 3 months ($104). And U.S. shipping is included!

Canada friends, you can join, too! Shipping to Canada is $10 USD extra per month. Email me at and I will send you a payment link. Folks in other locations: Due to high shipping costs, I can’t ship to you, so sorry.

Sign up for Being Tea Tasting Boxes today!

MOST POPULAR! This rate equals about $25.30 per month.

This one is about $30.50 per month and can be renewed.

This rate is about $34.50 per month and can be renewed.

Fun fact: About 90% of the folks who originally signed up for less than a year (the 3-month and 6-month plans) renewed for the full year once their initial subscription expired. Just sayin’… it’s really that good!

Why you’ll love Being Tea’s Tasting Box Club

“I love Sooz and her great work revolving around tea and healing. Sooz thoughtfully curates each box based on your tastes and needs, seasonality, and – most certainly – tea producers/providers. Each box contains an assortment of goodies to try and enjoy – which is such a pleasure. Plus, Sooz ALWAYS throws in lagniappe (i.e., a little something extra) and it just warms my heart. I really look forward to any delivery from Sooz!” – Crystal G.

A little about me: I’ve worked in tea professionally for 20 years, tasted literally thousands of teas, and, well… I know good tea by this point. (read more)

I spent over 10 years as a tea competition judge, in the U.S. and internationally, evaluating teas from all over the world. All categories and seasons and evolution of style. I’ve traveled to tea gardens and factories throughout Asia and learned from amazingly talented and wise producers.

In my work as an education director, I’ve worked on the importing and wholesale side of tea, managing and consulting on tea programs, sourcing, and blend creation. My main job in tea is a teacher and trainer. Being an educator as a primary profession is very rare in this industry.

More personally, I’m a very curious and open minded taster and my colleagues have always respected me for that reason. I appreciate the classics, and I also love to champion teas from origins less well known. Tea is a dear plant friend and teacher for me, and I sharing tea with others means so much to me. You’re in good hands here!

Important fine print: Shipping, gifting & restrictions

Be sure to read these important details! (click to view)

-> Every tea in the Tasting Boxes contains varying amounts of caffeine. These are teas from the traditional “tea plant” (Camellia sinensis) – not herbal teas or other botanical blends, and I can’t make substitutions on that. These teas are also unflavored.

-> Tea boxes ship on or around the first of each month, starting in January.

-> Shipping to Canada is also available for $10 extra per month. If you’re in Canada and want to join us, contact me at so I can send you a separate payment link. Note: Due to high shipping costs, Tasting Boxes are not available outside the U.S. or Canada.

-> I am unable to pause a subscription or skip months. It takes a lot of time and logistics to plan our monthly sessions, including sourcing tea. Nothing is an in-stock product already here.

-> If you need to change your address at anytime, including for vacation, that’s no problem! Just email me prior to the first of each month to avoid additional USPS charges for a package redirect fee. I can also ship your package a bit later if you’ll be away for a few days, too.

-> Yes, you can absolutely renew your subscription if you sign up for 6 or 3 months! You’ll have the option to renew for the rest of the year, and your renewal rate will be pro-rated based on the lower 12-month price, too.

-> Giving this as a gift? Email me your recipient’s name, email, and shipping address. Do NOT include your recipient’s info on the checkout page. Use your own name and email address when you checkout, then contact me afterward. I can also send a Being Tea gift card to you or your recipient!

-> As a very small business, I am unable to offer refunds. But with a 90% renewal rate two years in a row, I really do think you or your gift recipient will seriously enjoy this offering!

Happy Holidays from Being Tea!