For teatime this week we have quite the Valentine's Day treat. The wonderful people at Adagio Teas asked me to review some of their products and I was happy to do that. They were very generous. I was able to order five types of tea and a teapot.
This was such a perfect teapot for a special Valentine's Day post that I could not pass it up.
The first tea I tried was the Cocomint Green Teabags. This tea was a nice blend of green tea with cocoa nibs and peppermint leaves. I am drinking the tea as I shoot the photos. The tea was fantastic. I liked the green tea with peppermint and there was just that little hint of chocolate. This was a keeper.
The next tea I tried was an oolong. It was called the Ali Shan. This was a loose tea sample, so I got to try out the teapot! It had an infuser inside it. Here is the oolong after steeping. This was a real treat too because we just can't find loose tea around here. I was most impressed with the whole function of the infuser and the tea. It was a green oolong from Taiwan. It had a light grassy floral taste which was really new to me. I liked it but, it wasn't my favorite. I am a black tea lover.
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Next up is the Peppermint Teabags. I just love peppermint tea and this was the best ever; cool, crisp, and smooth. I have the teabag here on the saucer, I wanted you to see it. Adagio's teabags are really nice, they are made of something silky and have a pyramid shape so the tea can steep properly.
The teacup is made by Royal Albert and it is my second favorite pattern Enchantment. My favorite pattern of tea cup is here.
I making those flowers work for their keep in this romantic shot.
This tea was the black tea, Yunnan Jig. It was awesome! I am such a black tea lover. It is what I grew up on so, it is what I am fondest of. This tea wasn't bitter at all but rich and robust while being smooth. It was just perfect. I am drinking it while I am taking the photos and it is going, going, gone.
Having been raised in the south, I had to try out an iced tea. This is Darjeeling Sungma Summer. It had a sugary taste to it, you really would't need sugar for it. It was bright and refreshing. A really delightful tea with a floral taste. I do not drink anything at all with my tea, I am not a sugar or dairy user. I made it all and tested it just steeped or brewed.
I was really very impressed with all of the different teas I tried. I tested a black, oolong, green, and herbal variety. I would try Adagio teas again. They lived up to and surpassed my expectations. I was most pleased with the opportunity to try them. I highly recommend you visit their site: Adagio Teas, and pick out a variety for yourself and give it a try. They have some really neat fandom varieties with some of the CW shows. How fun is that! Make a gift basket of tea for your favorite friend of his/her favorite show!
Here is Arrow's Oliver Queen:
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There is really a lot to love about Adagio Teas! I was so glad I got this opportunity to try this review.
Thank you to Adagio Teas for the tea and teapot. The opinions were entirely my own.
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Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
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