Adagio is one of my favorite tea companies, so when they reached out and asked if I’d like a voucher to review some of their teas, I was estatic (please note, though, that I was not paid to endorse these teas, and all views on them are my own). It was hard to decide what to get with it, and though I went a little over, it was still a great deal and I am really excited about the teas I ordered.
The two main parts of my order were a Teas of Japan box, featuring four green teas, and an Earl Grey Teas box, featuring different kinds of Earl Grey. Adagio also sent me a free sample of an almond oolong for recommending the company, and I ordered a sample of the Gunpowder Green Tea, which I recently reviewed. Adagio Tea started in New Jersey in 1999, and imports all of their tea from the around the world. Something really cool about Adagio is their points system as you buy tea, the “frequent cups program” earns you points toward an online gift certificate. You can also gain points when you review teas on their site. While there were a lot of teas in my haul that I can’t wait to try, today I’m talking about their Earl Grey Green Tea. I love Earl Grey Tea, which is traditionally made with a strong black tea, and I also adore green tea, but I never knew that there was a combination of the two out there. I was intrigued and excited to try it.
With green tea, orange peels, natural bergamot and blue cornflowers, this tea is smooth and delicious, the answer to an earl grey you can enjoy later in the day. The bergamot and citrus blend really well with the green tea to create a unique, calm flavor. The taste is great, and this tea is also pretty relaxing to drink.To prepare, steep 1 teaspoon per cup of water, for 2 to 3 minutes at around 180 degrees (slightly cooled boiling water, if you don’t use a thermometer). This tea is great hot, but would be great iced, too. Lemon would go well with it, but I just enjoyed it plain.
If you enjoy earl grey and/or green teas, you will really enjoy this blend. Also, if you’re looking to try different kinds of loose teas, Adagio is a good place to start. Their “samples” provide you with a generous amount of tea and reasonably priced.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve shopped with Adagio Teas before, and also, if you love earl grey teas as much as me! Happy sipping!