There are different levels of tea drinkers – there’s the “partial to a cup” type and then there’s the hardcore “can’t function without it” type. I can proudly say I fall under the second category.
It’s not worth even thinking about trying to get me to leave the house without a cup of tea, it will not happen honey bee. So when Adagio got in touch to see if I wanted to review their seasonal teas – let’s just say I’ve never been so excited for a collab.
I hadn’t previously heard of Adagio teas before and after a little bit of research, it was nice to find out that they were a family-owned company steeped in ethical practice. I love brands that have a story and it made such a difference finding out that they import their tea directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them. With part of their website dedicated solely to stories of the farmers of some of their most popular teas. PG tips who?
I was expecting one or maybe two small boxes of tea to try. Wrong! I have never seen so many types of teas, from your more typical green and black tea to chai, candy cane, pumpkin spiced, chestnut and even an entire box of Christmas tea. I think I died and went to L-theanine heaven.
Flavoured tea, packed with flavour
I’ve previously found with herbal tea, they tend to smell amazing but taste a bit like flavoured dishwater (or what I’d imagine dishwater to taste like). Like someone’s come and plucked the fun bit out, aka the flavour! I was pleased to discover, however, that with Adagio teas that was not the case.
I have to admit although I’m a tea fanatic my caffeine fix usually comes in teabags. I’ve never used a strainer before and don’t own a teapot, so when my snazzy glass teapot cum infuser turned up I was over the moon, shortly followed by confused. How does this work?! Luckily an ape or an easily confused human like me managed to make a cuppa with minimal effort, thankfully.
Stocking fillers and gift sets
There was a mix of loose leaf teas to try as well as seasonal gift sets. My favourite was the gorgeous little mini tins filled with flavoured tea, perfect to keep on your desk in the office, use as stocking fillers or give away as little Christmas gifts ($14 for six tins). I was fully intending to give some of these gorgeous little tins to family and friends over Christmas but they seem to have made themselves very comfortable on my desk at work! October saw me spicing up my life with Pumpkin spiced tea, dabbling in chestnut tea and sampling candy apple tea, each and every flavour was absolutely delicious.
Each gift box of seasonal tea contains a range of different flavours of tea, for example, the Christmas box includes:
Candy cane – My personal fave, easily could have been drinking a cup full of candy canes. What else could you possibly want from life?! Candy apple – Bit of a trick-or-treating vibe perfect for those still hanging on to Halloween gingerbread – This tea is the perfect addition to any house (gingerbread or regular).Chestnut – I’m not a massive chestnut fan but the tea is lovely – super comforting and lots of flavour.
The perfect festive gift
Each sampler of tea is extremely generous easily making 8-10 cups of tea, and coming in at only $9 a box – the value for money is really pretty good. Whether you’re looking for a cute gift for a tea fan, fancy trying something new or are looking for that perfect stocking filler. You’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your taste buds with Adagio, now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got tea to drink!
*this review contains PR samples but all opinions are my own