26 February, 2018

Adagio Teas: Gourmet Tea From Around The World: Review

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’ so these loose leaf teas from Adagio Teas are right up his street.

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.

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.

Gourmet tea from Adagio Teas

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

Tea is always a welcome gift, particularly for Mother’s Day.

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 gourmet tea 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?

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

  1. Margaret Mccaffery says:

    Would love to try the Irish breakfast

  2. pete c says:

    Candy Apple sounds very tempting to me!

  3. Phillip James Davies says:

    Silver Needle tea

  4. 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♡

  5. Fiona jk42 says:

    I would love to try the lemongrass and ginger tea

  6. Sarah Gray says:

    Casablanca sounds interesting 🙂

  7. Liv Lee says:

    Berry Blues sounds lovely

  8. Kerry Webber says:

    I would love to try the mango tea!

  9. Andrea A says:

    I’d like to try candy apple tea.

  10. Emma Anderson says:

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

  11. Sarah Mccaffery says:

    I like the sound of the Berry blues l

  12. laura stewart says:

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

  13. Sheila Reeves says:

    I would love to try keemun rhapsody – sounds really different

  14. Mark Mccaffery says:

    I’d like to try the Irish breakfast.

  15. gemma raines says:

    it would have to be the English breakfast tea for me

  16. Jennifer Baker says:

    I’d love to try Matcha

  17. Tammy Neal says:

    Berry blues x

  18. Rachael Sexey says:

    The berry blues sounds amazing

  19. Ali Fanstone says:

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

  20. Natalie+Crossan says:

    Peppermint – it’s my favourite 🙂 x

  21. Chris Fletcher says:

    I like the sound of the golden Yunnan tea!

  22. Kate Davies says:

    I would love to try the berry blues.

  23. Hayley Todd says:

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

  24. Deborah Clarke says:

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

  25. Adrian Bold says:

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

  26. Ruth Kromkamp says:

    Berry Blues sounds lovely

  27. Tamara Payne says:

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

  28. And Monk says:

    Any oor all of the Green Teas

  29. 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.

  30. Paul smith says:

    Mmm tea for two and two for tea

  31. Nancy Bradford says:

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

  32. Vicky Allum says:

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

  33. Allan Fullarton says:

    Berry Blues sounds nice.

  34. Collette+Mackey says:

    Orchard oolong sounds awesome

  35. Carol Boffey says:

    Love the sound of Casablanca

  36. denise s says:

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

  37. Emma+Davison says:

    Irish breakfasr

  38. Emma Kinsey says:

    berry blues love fruity teas

  39. Nathan Davies says:

    Any of them

  40. Geoff Hibbert says:

    Peach Oolong

  41. Kirsty Woods says:

    Love the sound of Berry Blues

  42. ellie spider says:

    candy apple sounds good

  43. Natalie Gillham says:

    I would love to try their Macha tea!

  44. Natalee Gosiewski says:

    caramel i love caramel coffee would love to try the tea

  45. Su Brett says:

    Would love to try the Irish Breakfast

  46. Sam Parkes says:

    Mango tea

  47. Monica Gilbert says:

    I want to try the teas of Japan.

  48. Caroline Blaza says:

    Chocolate Chip tea sounds lovely x

  49. Ashley Phillips says:

    Peach Oolong sounds right up my street

  50. Shelley Steggles says:

    Orchard oolong sounds my kind of cup!

  51. Diana says:

    Peppermint 🙂

  52. Jeanette Chalmers says:

    I would love to try the Irish Breakfast tea x

  53. Jayne Sullivan says:

    Assam Harmony

  54. Kirsteen Mackay says:

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

  55. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Love to try the Irish breakfast tea

  56. Laura Cooper says:

    I would like to try the Jade Oolong

  57. CAROL PATRICK says:

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

  58. DAWN HULL says:

    I would love to try the Earl Grey Moonlight tea.

  59. Deborah+Hambleton says:

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

  60. lorraine+kirk says:

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

  61. Frances Sunshine Hopkins says:

    I’d love to try Berry Blues

  62. Angela Lehan says:

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

  63. Kim Neville says:

    Woujld be nice to try the Matcha or Citron green

  64. Daniela GT says:

    Wow looks great!

  65. Donna W says:

    I’d like to try the Berry Blues tea.

  66. manuel says:

    I want to try the matcha

  67. rachel eades says:

    Citron green

  68. Jane says:

    I would love to try the Citron Green

  69. A S,Edinburgh says:

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

  70. Mrs Rachel Heap says:

    I love the look of Casablanca Twist.

  71. Glynis+O'Halloran says:

    I’d love to try the Orchard Oolong.

  72. Jacqueline Roberts says:

    Love to try the Matcha peach tea

  73. Pam Smith says:

    Irish Breakfast Tea sounds good

  74. Samantha R says:

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

  75. Sarah Cooper says:

    I would love to try Candy Apple

  76. Nicola Marshall says:

    I would love to try Berry blues.

  77. Gabrielle Powell says:

    I would really like to try the Cinnamon tea.

  78. Lauren Old says:

    Spiced Apple Chai

  79. Laura+Pritchard says:

    The Mango flavoured tea

  80. Kim Lam says:

    I would love to try the earl grey bravo

  81. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I would like to try the berry blues

  82. paula cheadle says:

    would love to try the Earl Grey Bravo

  83. Andrea Johnson says:

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  84. Andrea Johnson says:

    I’d love to try the raspberry or the strawberry

  85. 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.

  86. Sheri Darby says:

    I’d love to try Irish Breakfast tea

  87. Laura Claridge says:

    Berry Blues sounds interesting!

  88. jo liddement says:

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

  89. Stevie says:

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

  90. Iris says:

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

  91. Ruth Longville says:

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

  92. sharon stanley says:

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

  93. Emily Fowler says:

    The Candy Apple sounds amazing!

  94. Megan Williams says:

    I’d love to try the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  95. Tracey S Anderson says:

    The Lemongrass Ginger sounds delicious! 🙂 x

  96. rebecca Beesley says:

    jasmine phoenix pearls sounds lovely

  97. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir says:

    I like the sound of the Casablanca Twist blend.

  98. James Travis says:

    Casablanca

  99. Liam+Fitzpatrick says:

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

  100. Helen+Thurston says:

    I would love to try the Jasmine Silver Needle tea.

  101. Lorna Ledger says:

    The Earl Grey starter kit, love early grey!

  102. kimberley ryan says:

    The coconut flavoured tea sounds divine

  103. Marylyn Hammersley says:

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

  104. Susan+B says:

    Jasmine Silver Needle looks interesting and sounds delicious.

  105. Gill Colling says:

    Jasmine Pearls

  106. Alastair Pert says:

    Love a good cuppa of Irish Breakfast!

  107. 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.

  108. Ruth Wollerton says:

    Berry Blues sounds BERRY YUMMY XXX

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

  110. John Tingay says:

    I would like to try the Black Dragon Pearls

  111. Robert Harper says:

    Awesome. I loooooove tea

  112. Hayley Atkins says:

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

  113. Emma C says:

    Would love to try the jasmine phoenix pearls

  114. Jennifer says:

    The candy apple tea, that looks lovely.

  115. Christopher Read says:

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

  116. Lynn Neal says:

    Teas of Japan sounds great!

  117. Katherine Lucas says:

    The Hazelnut sounds fantastic

  118. JULIE+WARD says:

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

  119. 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

  120. Marina Owen says:

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

  121. Jackie Howell says:

    Black Dragon Pearls

  122. Jen s morgan says:

    Would love to try the berry blues

  123. Carole Nott says:

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

  124. Jade Hewlett says:

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

  125. Rich Tyler says:

    Irish Breakfast Tea!

  126. Stephanie Wright says:

    The casablanca twist sounds wonderful.

  127. Matty says:

    What an amazing prize. good luck all 🙂

  128. Ruth+Harwood says:

    jasmine silver needle

  129. Alice says:

    I would love to try the chocolate chai flavour!

  130. Tracy Nixon says:

    Berry blues sounds good x

  131. Lucy Barlow @JazzRecluse says:

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

  132. judy Kennedy says:

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

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  133. Rebecca Morton says:

    I’d Love To Try The Passionfruit Black Tea .

  134. Joanne L says:

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

  135. kris mc says:

    Casablanca sounds amazing

  136. purpleshoes says:

    The Jasmine silver needle tea sounds interesting!

  137. 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!

  138. Shaun Heathcote says:

    i would like to try the peppermint tea

  139. irene gilmour says:

    apricot green

  140. Michelle smith says:

    The chamomile tea I love drinking it before bedtime

  141. Kim+M says:

    The Pina Colada sounds lovely x

  142. mari sutherland says:

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

  143. Jayne Townson says:

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

  144. Louise Fairweather says:

    I would like to try the Pina Colada Tea

  145. Sandra Fortune says:

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

  146. 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.

  147. Hannah Wallington says:

    I love the sound of the casablanca twist

  148. Sue Bielewicz says:

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

  149. Susan Kempson says:

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

  150. Adam Irwin says:

    be nice to win this

  151. 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

  152. Rachel Stephenson says:

    Berries blue

  153. Ursula Hunt says:

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

  154. Denfor Hopkins says:

    I’d love to try the peppermint tea.

  155. Sharon Hirst says:

    Would like to try berry blues

  156. Georgina Prince (was Davies) says:

    i would like to try the earl gray bravo

  157. Christine Lockley says:

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

  158. Tania Stannard says:

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

  159. Charmian Simmons says:

    I would love to try the matcha tea!

  160. A.E. ADKINS says:

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

  161. Sheena Batey says:

    Earl Grey Bavo

  162. john+prendergast says:

    I would like to try the caramel tea

  163. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    I’d love to try the Magic Potions teas

  164. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Berry Blues looks like it would be tasty.

  165. Marycarol says:

    Love to try the chocolate chai x

  166. Tony Metcalfe says:

    I’d like to try the Irish Breakfast tea.

  167. Richard Eldred Hawes says:

    I would love to try the BLACK DRAGON PEARLS

  168. Mcsinton says:

    I’d love to try all of these teas!

  169. Katy Malkin says:

    Berry blues looks amazing, great colour

  170. Lynne Manton says:

    I would love to try Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  171. Sarah Roberts says:

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

  172. sarah davison says:

    I’d love to try the matcha tea

  173. Graham Ross says:

    Berry blues sounds great

  174. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I’d like to try the Coconut Tea

  175. Sarah Ann says:

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

  176. 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

  177. Jade Pawley says:

    I’m intrigued by the Black Dragon Pearls!

  178. Jayne Danforth says:

    Irish breakfast sound nice

  179. Solange says:

    Earl Grey.

  180. Dean+T says:

    Casablanca Twist sounds like my cup of tea!

  181. Kathleen marsden says:

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

  182. Sadiyya+Maryam says:

    The chocolate chip tea sounds wonderfully delicious!

  183. Calvin says:

    The matcha!

  184. Katie b says:

    Peppermint! Love peppermint tea!

  185. Kevin_Honey says:

    I’d like to try the “apricot green”

  186. Sharon williams says:

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

  187. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Berries blue sounds delicious

  188. Sarah Mackay says:

    Love the sound of cinnamon apple.

  189. Sarah Mackay says:

    Love the sound of cinnamon apple

  190. Sarah Austin says:

    Berry blues!

  191. iain maciver says:

    the Chocolate Chip tea

  192. karen boorman says:

    I’d love to try the black dragon pearls

  193. Helen Best says:

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

  194. laura+banks says:

    the berry blues

  195. Karen Barrett says:

    Irish Breakfast Tea

  196. Ellie Bromilow says:

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

  197. simon tutthill says:

    The casablanca twist sounds absolutely incredible

  198. maria blythin says:

    casablanca would be my first choice x

  199. Leah says:

    I would like to try the Earl Grey

  200. Susan Laing says:

    Berry blues sounds great

  201. Elaine Savage says:

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

  202. Laura Chapman says:

    I’d most like to try the Lemongrass Ginger

  203. Catherine C says:

    Earl Grey Moonlight sounds interesting!

  204. ADEINNE+TONNER says:

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

  205. Angela Treadway says:

    irish breakfast x

  206. PAULINE HILL says:

    the berry blues

  207. Lesley Bambridge says:

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  208. Karen Hughes says:

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

  209. Lesley Bambridge says:

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

  210. Kerry Kilmister says:

    I would love to try the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  211. Fiona K says:

    I would like to try the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

  212. Louise Reeks says:

    i would like to try berry blues

  213. Katie says:

    matcha cinnamon Apple sounds yummy

  214. Ritchie+Dee says:

    Earl Grey

  215. Keith Embleton says:

    Irish breakfast sounds good

  216. Ren Taylor says:

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

  217. patrick quilty says:

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

  218. Alison Johnson says:

    Pina Colada tea sounds interesting!

  219. Joanne Beale says:

    Irish Breakfast

  220. 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.

  221. Mary H says:

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

  222. Tracey Peach says:

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

  223. 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!

  224. Susan Smith says:

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

  225. Ashleigh+Allan says:

    Berry blues sounds good

  226. Maggie Norvell says:

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

  227. Sarah+Carter says:

    I would love to try the apricot green x

  228. Annabel Greaves says:

    I would love to try the berry blues

  229. Elizabeth Smith says:

    Ooh, Casablanca sounds exotic!

  230. Barbara Finemore says:

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

  231. Leila+Benhamida says:

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

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