There’s just something about a nice cup of tea. Whether it’s catching up with a friend over a nice cuppa, or that blissful first sip in the morning that transforms me from a harpy to a human, a good cup of tea always seems to make things seem better. I love trying out different types of tea so when Adagio Teas contacted me to ask if I’d like to try a selection of their teas, I was happy to oblige!
I’ve been limiting my tea intake lately due to being pregnant. I’ve missed having a cuppa or two in the afternoon. Thankfully, the selection that Adagio Teas sent me included quite a few decaf and low caffeine teas. It’s nice to be able to enjoy a nice afternoon cuppa again!
I received the following tea selections to try out:
- Earl Grey Teas – Earl Grey Bravo, Earl Grey Moonlight, Earl Grey Green and Rooibos Earl Grey.
- Chai Teas – Masala Chai, Chocolate Chai, Spiced Apple Chai and Thai Chai.
- Orchard Oolong Teas – Peach Oolong, Almond Oolong, Grapefruit Oolong and Vanilla Oolong.
- Orchard White Teas – White Blueberry, White Peach, White Strawberry and White Eternal Spring.
- Red Rooibos – Rooibos, Rooibos Vanilla, Rooibos Peach and Rooibos Orange.
- Green Rooibos – Green Rooibos, Green Rooibos Bonita, Green Rooibos Blueberry and Green Rooibos Key West.
- Honeybush – Honeybush, Honeybush Mango, Honeybush Hazelnut and Honeybush Vanilla.
- Herbal Garden – Peppermint, Spearmint, Chamomile and Lemon Grass.
- Orchard Herbals – Blood Orange, Raspberry Patch, Berry Blast and Wild Strawberry.
Each tea selection makes between 20 and 40 cups of tea depending on how many teaspoons of loose tea are used per cup. I love the fact that the tea samples all come in resealable packets. There are also instructions on the packet for how much tea to use per cup, and how long to steep it for. Some of the teas have expiry dates which are printed at the top of the sample packet. This is the bit that gets discarded though when opening the sample. I didn’t notice this until I’d opened a few packets. Now I just make sure that I write the date (if there is one) on the bottom of the packet instead.
There’s a big variety of teas in the selection I received. I have to admit I haven’t tried all of them yet! I have, however, tried at least one from each of the selections. My favourites so far are Rooibos Earl Grey, Masala Chai, Rooibos Peach, Honeybush Mango and Spearmint. Rooibos and Honeybush are my current favourite afternoon teas as they’re both naturally caffeine free. The Spearmint tea has been particularly nice when I’ve had a touch of heartburn in the evenings. I sometimes find peppermint tea a little strong whereas the Spearmint tea has been soothing without being overly strong.
As well as the selection boxes above, I received two other samples: Lemon Meringue Green tea and Berry Crème Compote, both of which I enjoyed. I also received a glass cup and saucer, a glass teapot, an IngenuiTEA teapot and paper tea filters.
I’ve never come across anything quite like the IngenuiTEA teapot before. It has a mesh filter at the bottom. You add the tea leaves to the pot, plus hot water and let it steep. Once the tea is ready, you simply put the tea pot on top of your mug which releases a valve at the bottom to let the tea out, keeping the leaves in the filter. It makes enough for two cups of tea and is easy to rinse out afterwards and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
The glass teapot holds five cups of tea and has a stainless steel filter inside to give the tea leaves room to infuse. It’s also easy to take apart and clean and is dishwasher-safe.
The paper tea filters are a real game-changer for me though. I love loose leaf tea and trying different varieties but I have to confess I do find it a bit of a faff compared to tea bags. Since discovering recently that many tea bags contain plastic, I’ve tried to switch more to loose leaf tea. The paper tea filters make it easy to brew the loose leaf tea when making a single cup of tea, plus are fully biodegradable. I’ve also used them to take some tea samples out and about with me. It’s been a good way of having a bit of variety with my cuppa on a Sunday morning after church.
The Adagio Teas website has a wide selection of different types of tea. You can buy each type of tea individually – in loose leaf form or in teabags if you prefer. The website also indicates how much caffeine is in each of the individual teas. This is very useful for me at the moment whilst trying to keep my caffeine intake down! There is also a wide variety of selection boxes if you want to try a few different tea samples.
Adagio Teas have offered one of my readers the chance to win the selection of teas pictured above plus a glass teapot. To be in with a chance to win, please enter through the Gleam form below. The competition is open to entrants from the UK only. The winner will be chosen at random after the competition closes at 23.59pm on 25th March 2018. For full terms and conditions, please click the link on the Gleam widget. Good luck!
I received a selection of teas from Adagio Teas plus a teapot, glass cup and saucer, IngenuiTEA teapot and paper tea filters for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.