26 February, 2018

Adagio Teas: Gourmet Tea From Around The World

When I was a child, the teapot took pride of place on the dining table.  My father is a confirmed tea addict and he still likes his tea loose-leafed, served at the right temperature in a pot and strained into a decent china cup.  Using a tea-bag is ‘slumming it’!

He inherited his love of a good brew from my grandmother, Jessie, who used to joke that it was actually tea, not blood, running through her veins and who, when she was a girl in late 1920’s worked for Typhoo.

Adagio Gourmet Tea - sample boxes - Orchard Oolong, Premium Teas of China, Teas of Japan and Earl Grey Teas

Now you may have tried other types of tea – Earl Grey, Assam, Darjeeling and a good old fashioned English breakfast tea but there are a wealth of other teas to try from all over the world.  It is truly possible to be as great a connoisseur of tea as it is of wine or coffee.

And read on – because I have an amazing giveaway detailed at the end of this post.

Many of us, of course, rely on the good old teabag dunked in a mug usually due to a lack of time or, for us parents, energy.  But I think this is a shame.

I’m not suggesting our tea preparation should be anywhere near as complex at the Japanese tea ceremony but there is an argument for taking time for ourselves and creating a little oasis of calm in our busy lives whilst we sup a tea which can transport us to Japan or China, an aristocratic stately home or an orchard filled with fruit.

And with Mother’s Day coming up on 11th March in the UK, a selection of teas would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift, and one my grandmother would certainly have appreciated!

Gourmet tea from Adagio Teas

Adagio Teas recently sent me a positive cornucopia of loose teas to try, together with pots and cups in which to test them.

Their website is a great source of information about all things tea and you can read about the types of tea and how it is made.

Adagio make it easy for you to try different teas with their sampler packs which have incredibly romantic names such as Orchard Herbals and Honeybush Teas.  There are Christmas teas and Berries teas as well as the names you will recognise, Red and Green Rooibos, Jasmine and Chai teas.

No tea strainer required

They also offer ingenious ways to drink your loose tea without the faff of hunting around for a strainer or having to drain the pot afterwards.

For example, the glass mug and infuser  is a ‘have tea anywhere’ set that combines a glass tea mug with a removable stainless steel infuser. When done, remove the infuser and have a perfect cup of tea wherever, whether at home or in the office. The cover doubles as a coaster!

Adagio gourmet tea: glass mug and infuser

Adagio also offer special paper filters which replace the need for a tea ball. You simply place the filter in your cup or teapot and fold over the edge.  They are made of  taste-neutral wood and hemp fibres.

You’ll find plenty of clever filters in their teapots such as the gorgeous Nagoya teapot from Japan. It’s a cast iron teapots which are traditionally favoured for their elegant design, heartiness and ability to retain heat for long periods of time.  Each tetsubin teapot is moulded, painted and glazed by hand and comes with a stainless steel infuser to make steeping and removing leaves easy.

Adagio gourmet tea: Nagoya Hand Forged Cast Iron Teapot

If only teabags will do…

You can find a selection of lovely teabag gift sets such as the Comfort Collection which includes six different varieties of gourmet tea bags in a pyramid shape which gives leaves plenty of room to unfurl and fully infuse. In this particular collection you’ll find Golden Yunnan tea, Dragonwell tea, Wuyi Oolong tea, Oolong Goddess tea, Silver Needle tea and Jasmine Pearls tea.  Don’t they sound absolutely beautiful?

The giveaway

I have a fabulous giveaway for one lucky Mother Distracted reader which comprises a selection of loose teas and all the teaware you need to make a beautifully fragrant cuppa at home.

You can see the prize in these two photographs.

The prize contains:

Entry is via the GLEAM widget and the usual terms and conditions apply which you can find on my giveaways page.  The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 18th March.

Adagio Tea & Teaware Giveaway

Good luck!

To find out more about Adagio Teas visit their website at www.adagiotea.co.uk. There’s 20% off your first order and deliveries over £30 are free.

236 comments so far.

236 responses to “Adagio Teas: Gourmet Tea From Around The World”

  1. Leila+Benhamida says:

    I will love to try the Casablanca Twist. Awesome post and a lovely anecdote.

  2. Barbara Finemore says:

    I LOVE tea but hate the *taste* of the tea bag! And apparently the t contain plastic.

  3. Elizabeth Smith says:

    Ooh, Casablanca sounds exotic!

  4. Annabel Greaves says:

    I would love to try the berry blues

  5. Sarah+Carter says:

    I would love to try the apricot green x

  6. Maggie Norvell says:

    I’d love to be a better connoisseur of tea – hope I win !

  7. Ashleigh+Allan says:

    Berry blues sounds good

  8. Susan Smith says:

    Would love to try the Irish Breakfast, its one tea i havent tried, tried most, because i do love my tea

  9. Victoria Prince says:

    I’d love to try the chamomile 🙂 I drink chamomile tea most nights and I’m fascinated as to how much difference there is between brands!

  10. Tracey Peach says:

    would love to try the Chocolate Chip tea as a chocoholic it sounds delicious!

  11. Mary H says:

    I’d love to try the orchard oolong. ALl the teas sound delicious

  12. Carolyn says:

    I would definitely love to try the OOLONG. I have some great oolong once, but I have only found not to good oolong since. Aren’t the pots great too? I think I am in love with the cast iron teapot.

  13. Joanne Beale says:

    Irish Breakfast

  14. Alison Johnson says:

    Pina Colada tea sounds interesting!

  15. patrick quilty says:

    I’d love to try the orchard oolong and the Irish breakfast tea ror the mornings

  16. Ren Taylor says:

    Never tried anything like the Pina Colada so that would be amazing to try

  17. Keith Embleton says:

    Irish breakfast sounds good

  18. Ritchie+Dee says:

    Earl Grey

  19. Katie says:

    matcha cinnamon Apple sounds yummy

  20. Louise Reeks says:

    i would like to try berry blues

  21. Fiona K says:

    I would like to try the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  22. Kerry Kilmister says:

    I would love to try the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  23. Lesley Bambridge says:

    I would love to try the Assam Harmony. I like a good strong Assam so this new variation sounds interesting

  24. Karen Hughes says:

    I would love to try the Golden Yunnan tea. Plus I absolutely adore the teapot

  25. Lesley Bambridge says:

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  26. PAULINE HILL says:

    the berry blues

  27. Angela Treadway says:

    irish breakfast x

  28. ADEINNE+TONNER says:

    One tea i would like to try is the green rooibos bonita

  29. Catherine C says:

    Earl Grey Moonlight sounds interesting!

  30. Laura Chapman says:

    I’d most like to try the Lemongrass Ginger

  31. Elaine Savage says:

    I would love to try the Apricot Green, it sounds lovely

  32. Susan Laing says:

    Berry blues sounds great

  33. Leah says:

    I would like to try the Earl Grey

  34. maria blythin says:

    casablanca would be my first choice x

  35. simon tutthill says:

    The casablanca twist sounds absolutely incredible

  36. Ellie Bromilow says:

    the jasmine phoenix pearls – i love jasmine and would love to try this – while in sunshine in the garden!

  37. Karen Barrett says:

    Irish Breakfast Tea

  38. laura+banks says:

    the berry blues

  39. Helen Best says:

    Sounds wonderful as I love Tea lovely prize to offer love to try the Casablanca

  40. karen boorman says:

    I’d love to try the black dragon pearls

  41. iain maciver says:

    the Chocolate Chip tea

  42. Sarah Austin says:

    Berry blues!

  43. Sarah Mackay says:

    Love the sound of cinnamon apple

  44. Sarah Mackay says:

    Love the sound of cinnamon apple.

  45. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Berries blue sounds delicious

  46. Sharon williams says:

    I would love to try the Black Dragon tea it’s sounds delicious and interesting

  47. Kevin_Honey says:

    I’d like to try the “apricot green”

  48. Katie b says:

    Peppermint! Love peppermint tea!

  49. Calvin says:

    The matcha!

  50. Sadiyya+Maryam says:

    The chocolate chip tea sounds wonderfully delicious!

  51. Kathleen marsden says:

    I’d like to try the Irish breakfast tea. I wonder if it’s much different than ordinary loose tea

  52. Dean+T says:

    Casablanca Twist sounds like my cup of tea!

  53. Solange says:

    Earl Grey.

  54. Jayne Danforth says:

    Irish breakfast sound nice

  55. Jade Pawley says:

    I’m intrigued by the Black Dragon Pearls!

  56. Rhia P says:

    So many, I’m such a tea fiend… this snow has made me fancy their winter collection though, especially the spiced apple chai

  57. Sarah Ann says:

    I’d love to try Apricot Green, sounds delightful!

  58. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I’d like to try the Coconut Tea

  59. Graham Ross says:

    Berry blues sounds great

  60. sarah davison says:

    I’d love to try the matcha tea

  61. Sarah Roberts says:

    The Black dragon pearls sounds awesome and havent seen anything like tahat around so would love to try that!.

  62. Lynne Manton says:

    I would love to try Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  63. Katy Malkin says:

    Berry blues looks amazing, great colour

  64. Mcsinton says:

    I’d love to try all of these teas!

  65. Richard Eldred Hawes says:

    I would love to try the BLACK DRAGON PEARLS

  66. Tony Metcalfe says:

    I’d like to try the Irish Breakfast tea.

  67. Marycarol says:

    Love to try the chocolate chai x

  68. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Berry Blues looks like it would be tasty.

  69. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    I’d love to try the Magic Potions teas

  70. john+prendergast says:

    I would like to try the caramel tea

  71. Sheena Batey says:

    Earl Grey Bavo

  72. A.E. ADKINS says:

    Apricot green sounds delish, so would love to try that one first!

  73. Charmian Simmons says:

    I would love to try the matcha tea!

  74. Tania Stannard says:

    I love trying different kinds of teas and often wonder whether I should invest in an infuser.

  75. Christine Lockley says:

    Wow, what a fabulous prize, thanks so much. I’d love to try the “Berry Blues” tea

  76. Georgina Prince (was Davies) says:

    i would like to try the earl gray bravo

  77. Sharon Hirst says:

    Would like to try berry blues

  78. Denfor Hopkins says:

    I’d love to try the peppermint tea.

  79. Ursula Hunt says:

    I am a massive tea drinker and would like to try Berry Blues

  80. Rachel Stephenson says:

    Berries blue

  81. Chrissy Harris says:

    I love th sound of the mango tea, I’ve tried lots of fruit teas but not mango before so this would be great to try

  82. Adam Irwin says:

    be nice to win this

  83. Susan Kempson says:

    I love the Nagoya Teapot & cups, I’m a real tea person so this would be wonderful!

  84. Sue Bielewicz says:

    Earl Grey Bravo, love Earl
    Grey and tried lots of variations

  85. Hannah Wallington says:

    I love the sound of the casablanca twist

  86. Jules says:

    The teas sound delicious, the teapot looks amazing as well as very practical, and the glass mug and infuser is a brilliant idea.

  87. Would like to try the Irish breakfast tea thanks for the chance to win

  88. I would like to try the Pina Colada Tea

  89. Jayne Townson says:

    I would love to try the berry blue, as it sounds lovely.

  90. mari sutherland says:

    So many to pick! Love the sound of jasmine phoenix pearls

  91. Kim+M says:

    The Pina Colada sounds lovely x

  92. Michelle smith says:

    The chamomile tea I love drinking it before bedtime

  93. irene gilmour says:

    apricot green

  94. Shaun Heathcote says:

    i would like to try the peppermint tea

  95. Victoria Worthington says:

    Teas of Japan! Also the oolong, as I have tasted many makes in Japan, as my mum is actually from Nagoya City!

  96. purpleshoes says:

    The Jasmine silver needle tea sounds interesting!

  97. kris mc says:

    Casablanca sounds amazing

  98. Joanne L says:

    I’d like to try Matcha – I’ve heard many good things about it.

  99. Rebecca Morton says:

    I’d Love To Try The Passionfruit Black Tea .

  100. judy Kennedy says:

    Teas of Japan. Seen their tea ceremonies and wondered what their teas are like.

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  101. Lucy Barlow @JazzRecluse says:

    Would love to try the teas of pan – my partner and I would love to go there one day!

  102. Tracy Nixon says:

    Berry blues sounds good x

  103. Alice says:

    I would love to try the chocolate chai flavour!

  104. Ruth+Harwood says:

    jasmine silver needle

  105. Matty says:

    What an amazing prize. good luck all 🙂

  106. Stephanie Wright says:

    The casablanca twist sounds wonderful.

  107. Rich Tyler says:

    Irish Breakfast Tea!

  108. Jade Hewlett says:

    I would love to try Berry Blues but they all sound delicious

  109. Carole Nott says:

    I would choose one of the matcha range – especially as it is well knows it promotes good health

  110. Jen s morgan says:

    Would love to try the berry blues

  111. Jackie Howell says:

    Black Dragon Pearls

  112. Marina Owen says:

    I’d love to try the Irish Breakfast. That’s probably because of the Celtic side of me.

  113. Lynn Mackeonis says:

    I am a self confessed tea-aholic, I’m with your dad on this one. Loving that cast iron kettle /tea pot

  114. JULIE+WARD says:

    The nut and spice teas for my sister, she’s the big tea drinker

  115. Katherine Lucas says:

    The Hazelnut sounds fantastic

  116. Lynn Neal says:

    Teas of Japan sounds great!

  117. Christopher Read says:

    I’d like to try the caramel tea. Great comp – thanks for running this.

  118. Jennifer says:

    The candy apple tea, that looks lovely.

  119. Emma C says:

    Would love to try the jasmine phoenix pearls

  120. Hayley Atkins says:

    Something from the Matcha range,to give me an energy boost!

  121. Robert Harper says:

    Awesome. I loooooove tea

  122. John Tingay says:

    I would like to try the Black Dragon Pearls

  123. Massive tea lover.
    Anything relaxing gets my vote!

  124. Ruth Wollerton says:

    Berry Blues sounds BERRY YUMMY XXX

  125. CHERRY LLOYD says:

    I would love to try Earl Grey Moonlight. I already drink Earl Grey and Lady Grey and I’m always on the look out for new teas to try.

  126. Alastair Pert says:

    Love a good cuppa of Irish Breakfast!

  127. Gill Colling says:

    Jasmine Pearls

  128. Susan+B says:

    Jasmine Silver Needle looks interesting and sounds delicious.

  129. Marylyn Hammersley says:

    Tea has really become an art form, the options are exotic and interesting. I love it!

  130. kimberley ryan says:

    The coconut flavoured tea sounds divine

  131. Lorna Ledger says:

    The Earl Grey starter kit, love early grey!

  132. Helen+Thurston says:

    I would love to try the Jasmine Silver Needle tea.

  133. Liam+Fitzpatrick says:

    I’d like to have a cuppa of the berry blue, I love a good fruity tea me!

  134. James Travis says:

    Casablanca

  135. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir says:

    I like the sound of the Casablanca Twist blend.

  136. rebecca Beesley says:

    jasmine phoenix pearls sounds lovely

  137. Tracey S Anderson says:

    The Lemongrass Ginger sounds delicious! 🙂 x

  138. Megan Williams says:

    I’d love to try the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  139. Emily Fowler says:

    The Candy Apple sounds amazing!

  140. sharon stanley says:

    The Earl Grey moonlight sounds like something I would like. What a great giveaway 🙂

  141. Ruth Longville says:

    I would love to try Berry Blues – sounds so awesome!

  142. Iris says:

    There is a few interesting ones I like the sound of the Citron green

  143. Stevie says:

    I’d like to try the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls. That would be a real treat.

  144. jo liddement says:

    The Foxtrot tea looks wonderful. I love both chamomile and vanilla.

  145. Laura Claridge says:

    Berry Blues sounds interesting!

  146. Sheri Darby says:

    I’d love to try Irish Breakfast tea

  147. Laura Corrall says:

    I would love to try the berry blues. I love that it would be a cuppa that I can share with my children too.

  148. Andrea Johnson says:

    I’d love to try the raspberry or the strawberry

  149. Andrea Johnson says:

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  150. paula cheadle says:

    would love to try the Earl Grey Bravo

  151. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I would like to try the berry blues

  152. Kim Lam says:

    I would love to try the earl grey bravo

  153. Laura+Pritchard says:

    The Mango flavoured tea

  154. Lauren Old says:

    Spiced Apple Chai

  155. Gabrielle Powell says:

    I would really like to try the Cinnamon tea.

  156. Nicola Marshall says:

    I would love to try Berry blues.

  157. Sarah Cooper says:

    I would love to try Candy Apple

  158. Samantha R says:

    I’d like to try the rooibos vanilla, sounds lovely.

  159. Pam Smith says:

    Irish Breakfast Tea sounds good

  160. Jacqueline Roberts says:

    Love to try the Matcha peach tea

  161. Glynis+O'Halloran says:

    I’d love to try the Orchard Oolong.

  162. Mrs Rachel Heap says:

    I love the look of Casablanca Twist.

  163. A S,Edinburgh says:

    I’d like to try the Blood Orange, it sounds really tasty.

  164. Jane says:

    I would love to try the Citron Green

  165. rachel eades says:

    Citron green

  166. manuel says:

    I want to try the matcha

  167. Donna W says:

    I’d like to try the Berry Blues tea.

  168. Daniela GT says:

    Wow looks great!

  169. Kim Neville says:

    Woujld be nice to try the Matcha or Citron green

  170. Angela Lehan says:

    I would love to try the teas of Japan, I love all things Japanaese 🙂

  171. Frances Sunshine Hopkins says:

    I’d love to try Berry Blues

  172. lorraine+kirk says:

    I would love to try out the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls as Jasmine is my usual cuppa

  173. Deborah+Hambleton says:

    I would love to try Irish Breakfast as I love a cuppa first thing in the morning

  174. DAWN HULL says:

    I would love to try the Earl Grey Moonlight tea.

  175. CAROL PATRICK says:

    I would love to try Orchard Oolong tea, there are so many to try it would be a wonderful taste adventure

  176. Laura Cooper says:

    I would like to try the Jade Oolong

  177. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Love to try the Irish breakfast tea

  178. Kirsteen Mackay says:

    I’d love to try Rooibos Mango, it sounds delicious.

  179. Jayne Sullivan says:

    Assam Harmony

  180. Jeanette Chalmers says:

    I would love to try the Irish Breakfast tea x

  181. Diana says:

    Peppermint 🙂

  182. Shelley Steggles says:

    Orchard oolong sounds my kind of cup!

  183. Ashley Phillips says:

    Peach Oolong sounds right up my street

  184. Caroline Blaza says:

    Chocolate Chip tea sounds lovely x

  185. Monica Gilbert says:

    I want to try the teas of Japan.

  186. Sam Parkes says:

    Mango tea

  187. Su Brett says:

    Would love to try the Irish Breakfast

  188. Natalee Gosiewski says:

    caramel i love caramel coffee would love to try the tea

  189. Natalie Gillham says:

    I would love to try their Macha tea!

  190. ellie spider says:

    candy apple sounds good

  191. Kirsty Woods says:

    Love the sound of Berry Blues

  192. Geoff Hibbert says:

    Peach Oolong

  193. Nathan Davies says:

    Any of them

  194. Emma Kinsey says:

    berry blues love fruity teas

  195. Emma+Davison says:

    Irish breakfasr

  196. denise s says:

    Decaf earl grey, love tea and coffee but very sensitive to caffeine , so this is great.

  197. Carol Boffey says:

    Love the sound of Casablanca

  198. Collette+Mackey says:

    Orchard oolong sounds awesome

  199. Allan Fullarton says:

    Berry Blues sounds nice.

  200. Vicky Allum says:

    I would love to try Jasmine Phoenix Pearls. I love tea, thanks for the chance to win!

  201. Nancy Bradford says:

    The jasmine phoenix pearls look interesting and I love the idea of the ingenuiTEA set

  202. Paul smith says:

    Mmm tea for two and two for tea

  203. Miss Tracy Hanson says:

    Would love to try either the BLOOD ORANGE or the YULETIDE TODDY. But what a yummy selection, it was a hard decision.

  204. And Monk says:

    Any oor all of the Green Teas

  205. Tamara Payne says:

    irish breakfast looks amazing and would love to give it a try

  206. Ruth Kromkamp says:

    Berry Blues sounds lovely

  207. Adrian Bold says:

    The Berry Blues sounds interesting. I’d love to try that one.

  208. Deborah Clarke says:

    Berry blues sounds intriguing. Fab giveaway can’t beat a good cuppa. Thanks for the chance

  209. Hayley Todd says:

    The Rooibos Vanilla Chai sounds absolutely amazing – a definite must try!

  210. Kate Davies says:

    I would love to try the berry blues.

  211. Chris Fletcher says:

    I like the sound of the golden Yunnan tea!

  212. Natalie+Crossan says:

    Peppermint – it’s my favourite 🙂 x

  213. Ali Fanstone says:

    oh my gosh, Chocolate Chip tea who would even think of that, now I would love to try that one

  214. Rachael Sexey says:

    The berry blues sounds amazing

  215. Tammy Neal says:

    Berry blues x

  216. Jennifer Baker says:

    I’d love to try Matcha

  217. gemma raines says:

    it would have to be the English breakfast tea for me

  218. Mark Mccaffery says:

    I’d like to try the Irish breakfast.

  219. Sheila Reeves says:

    I would love to try keemun rhapsody – sounds really different

  220. laura stewart says:

    would love to try the Chocolate Chip tea, sounds interesting x

  221. Sarah Mccaffery says:

    I like the sound of the Berry blues l

  222. Emma Anderson says:

    Pu Erh Poe looks really interesting, one for my must try list!

  223. Andrea A says:

    I’d like to try candy apple tea.

  224. Kerry Webber says:

    I would love to try the mango tea!

  225. Liv Lee says:

    Berry Blues sounds lovely

  226. Sarah Gray says:

    Casablanca sounds interesting 🙂

  227. Fiona jk42 says:

    I would love to try the lemongrass and ginger tea

  228. Farah Elmer says:

    I am proud to state that Tea is my fave drink in the world! This is a’Tea’rrific giveaway & some of the ideas seem so simple I wish i’d thought of them! It’s snowing again here today so is definately ‘brew’ weather! I’d like to try Casablanca & I admit my choice may have something to do with the weather & the movie! ♡Thanks for the opportunity♡

  229. Phillip James Davies says:

    Silver Needle tea

  230. pete c says:

    Candy Apple sounds very tempting to me!

  231. Margaret Mccaffery says:

    Would love to try the Irish breakfast

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