Thursday, January 29, 2009

My newest favorite thing... gourmet loose tea

I went to visit a friend last week and she introduced me to gourmet loose teas. I tried the vanilla and instantly fell in love. It's such a cozy and comforting drink, perfect for a chilly day, a stressful day, even a generally good day. I've taken to having 2 cups a day. I just absolutely love it.

I purchased my new teas from Adagio Teas. With the easy to use teapot with built in tea strainer, it's kinda fun to make myself a cup of tea now. With each purchase of their tea pots, you get to pick a sampler pack of teas. I picked the herbal sampler which included blood orange, chamomile, spearmint and rooibos. I still have no idea what rooibos is, but I've always enjoyed minty teas, have taken to liking chamomile in the last year, and blood orange just sounded fun. It was the obvious sampler for me to pick.

Shipping was cheap, delivery was fast, I couldn't have been more pleased with my purchase from Adagio.

, my new favorite tea. It's just amazing, the smell, the taste. Simply the best:

Blood Orange
smells incredible right out of the tin. It smells super fruity, and when brewed, produces a delicious tea reminiscent of juice. This tea needs minimal sugar added:

is a flower tea, known for its soothing and calming qualities. These buds are almost too cute to brew:

- it kinda looks like oregano, but it most definitely is not. It smells exactly like spearmint:

, which I know is a red tea, is caffeine free, which is ideal for soothing cups of tea in the evening:

They also sent me a free sample of Aries, one of their zodiac teas, based on my birthday. Described as a blend of irish breakfast and masala chai, it smells freaking amazing and I'm excited to try it:

So if you have a favorite tea flavor or want to experience a new world of teas, go check out their website, and explore their large selection!


Linds said...

oh yay! Aren't you in love? So great to see you last week :)

USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) said...

I love love LOVE tea! Especially if they come in cute little boxes/tins. Makes it so much better for some reason.

I love one called "Angel's Kiss"

Ilya Kreymerman said...

Thanks for the nice review. I really like the depth of field you used for your photos.

Noor said...

Oh I love this, I have it as well. It is prefect for making tea for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Chamomile is very calming especially before going to sleep. Borage is an herb also used for tea. You'll discover a lot of good herbs make good tea.Even cominos-cumin(in seed form)helps calm a stomach ache.Marjoram tea is good for headaches.

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