I love tea. Yep, I could drink it every single day. Wait, I do! So when I was contacted by Adagio Teas to try some of theirs, I was very excited. After trying their fresh teas right from the source, I am so glad that I did!
Adagio Teas was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing consumers with unmatched quality and variety of teas. It has become the most popular destination for tea online. Their goal is simple, deliver the best quality gourmet tea from around the world, straight to your cup.
There were so many intriguing varieties of tea on the Adagio Teas website, I had such a hard time choosing what to try first! I decided that the loose tea samplers would be a great place to start. This is how I discovered some of my favorite kinds of tea including: ceylon sonata and citron green. Citron Green tea combines green tea from China with delicate flavors of lemon and orange. The clean vegetal notes of the green tea blend seamlessly with the citrus crispness. Delightfully sweet, lifted by the freshness of the lemon-orange. Although those were my favorites, I was so impressed by the quality of Adagio Teas in general. Their direct-trade advantage is evident and delivers on superior taste, freshness and value.
I am also a huge fan of black tea and these are sourced directly from the artisan farmers who tender them. Want flavor? You got it. Look for a variety of delicious flavors, ranging from brisk to malty to spicy to nutty. As I mentioned above, I loved the Ceylon Sonata. This classic black tea from Sri Lanka is bright and lively, medium-bodied and delightfully tangy. Fresh, citrusy aroma, sweet juicy notes like mandarin peel or grapefruit, refreshing texture and balanced astringency.
Not just delicious, tea is also rich in antioxidants - check out what's in ONE cup! Drinking three of more cups a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water, and it may have extra health benefits. Experts believe that flavonoids are one of the key ingredients in tea that promotes health; these antioxidants are found in tea and can help prevent cell damage. (source)
Remember, just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't enjoy tea. You can of course try iced tea. I tried the mango iced tea, which was divine. It comes as full-leaf tea in cold-brew pouches. Simply place overnight in a pitcher of water. Awake to find a tea rich in flavor and aroma, at a price that's a fraction of the supermarket-bought teas. For quicker preparation, steep in hot water for five minutes and add ice. For even more refreshment, what about trying tea-infused ice cubes? Mmm. Cheers!