The other day I shared some of the teas I’ve been enjoying lately and mentioned that I had a few reviews coming up for you. Well, today I want to talk about a selection of teas which I’ve been trying out over the last two months. I was kindly sent a generous selection of tea samples from the folk over at Adagio Tea HQ. I’d never heard of the brand before but after a quick browse of their website I could see that they were well established with a wide selection of teas. They even offer a fun selection of signature blends for Firefly, Teen Wolf and a few others geeky shows.
Anyway, let’s take a closer look at the teas they sent over. I’ve added in the links to each tea so you can locate them easily.
First up we have Peach Oolong. I was very excited to try this tea because I’d never had a peach tea before. This tea is blended with oolong tea, natural peach flavour, apple pieces, marigold flowers and apricots. The base of the tea is oolong which gives it a very earthy flavour but with a subtle hint of fruit. I found that there was a strong aftertaste of peach which I really enjoyed.
It’s important not to steep this tea for too long because it will become bitter. I left mine for 3-4 minutes and drank it black. I really enjoyed this tea in the evening and found it warming which means it will be ideal for the colder months. If you’re not a fan of oolong tea then you probably wont enjoy this one.
I took the Earl Grey Lavender to my parents house because they drink a lot of Earl Grey and it would have been mean to keep it all to myself. Once I’d opened up the bag I was met with a very sweet and floral scent. This tea is blended with black tea, lavender flowers, orange peels, blue cornflowers, natural vanilla flavour, natural bergamot flavour and natural creme flavour.
I always drink earl grey black, I don’t feel like it needs any milk added to it, especially this one because it has the natural creme flavour with it. This tea has a very sweet taste which my dad and I enjoyed. My mum found the tea too sweet and didn’t think it needed the extra flavours alongside the lavender. However, she’s keen to try the Earl Grey Bravo when I next put in an order. This tea only needs to be steeped for around 2-3 minutes, any longer and it becomes too strong.
I think that this tea works well in the morning and the evening as it has a very relaxing and calming feel to it. I’ll be sure to repurchase this tea in the near future.
Now we’re onto a good old rooibos blend, Rooibos Mango. This tea is blended with rooibos tea, natural mango flavour, apple pieces, mango pieces and marigold flowers. Rooibos is one of my favourite teas and I always enjoy trying new blends. The mango in this blend gives it a fruity kick and it’s also naturally sweet. I drank this tea black but P enjoyed it more with a dash of milk and honey.
I normally prefer to drink rooibos in the evening but this blend worked well as a morning brew because of the fruity notes. I found that brewing this tea for around 4-5 minutes worked best.
Here we have Citron Green. This Tea is blended with green tea, orange peels, marigold flowers, natural lemon flavour and natural orange flavour. When you open up this tea the citrus scent really hits you. I found that the tea had a strong, but not overpowering citrus kick to it. It’s a very crisp and refreshing tea which I think can be enjoyed best in the morning. I’ve heard it makes for a good iced tea but I never got ’round to trying that. Maybe I’ll give it a try when I make my next order.
This is another tea which only needs 2-3 minutes to steep it can quickly become bitter if it’s left over 3 minutes.
Finally we have Blood Orange. This herbal tea is blended with orange peels, hibiscus flowers, rose hips and natural orange flavour. I found that it needed to be steeped for about 6 minutes to really bring out its full flavour. Herbal teas usually need a little more time to taste their best. The tea has a very strong taste of orange alongside sharp citrus notes. It had been quite some time since I’d last had a herbal tea because they can often be very hit and miss. From the photo you can seen all the chunks of fruit and as you can imagine the flavours really came to life as you drank the tea. I’m pretty sure I’ll be repurchasing this again but I’m interested to try the peppermint tea from Adagio first.
Which do you like the sound of best?