You all know how much I love tea. If I could write poetry, I would write odes and sonnets to its deliciousness. I have a pretty good collection of mugs to drink my tea from, if I say so myself. And even when I do dabble in a coffee or two, I always go back to my tea.
So, when I was contacted by Adagio Tea about doing a review/exclusive giveaway (you heard me!), I was ecstatic. They were kind enough to send me a tea (or two!) so I thought I would tell you about some of my favourites.
First of all, I had to sample their springtime teas – Berry Creme Compote and Butterscotch. Holy moly, they were so good! I’m a really big fan of sweet, dessert-like teas so the Butterscotch was right up my alley. It genuinely smells buttery and delicious when you open the bag up – and the taste is even better. But the Berry Creme Compote was the real star here. What me and my fiancee have been doing is making herbal teas like these into fizzy iced teas.
Here’s our process:
- Get your teapot
- Put in double the normal amount of tea as you would for a pot
- Boil the kettle and steep your tea for the normal amount of time that the tea packet suggests
- Strain it and let the pot cool
- Put into the fridge to cool fully or add ice to cool it
- When it’s cool, pour the tea into a big jug
- Dilute it with lemonade to taste
It is absolutely incredible, and worked really well with the Berry Creme Compote flavour.
They also have a whole range of fandom teas. (My little nerd heart screamed when it saw these!) From the Game of Thrones set, my favourite is probably Viserion’s Bane, because apple, cinnamon and coconut are three of my favourite flavours in tea, and from the Magic Potions set my favourite is Felix Felicis. That one combines rooibos, almond, hazelnut and caramel. YUM.
I am also super tempted to get The Town We Do Not Speak Of sampler set, because it contains flavours like Perfect Carlos (which tastes like chocolate chip cookies!) and Steve Carlsberg which is a grapefruit oolong.
What you need to understand is that this thing is awesome. It takes all of the hassle out of drinking loose leaf tea. Their website explains it properly:
When tea is ready, simply place it atop your cup. This will cause a valve at the bottom to release: crystal-clear tea flows down, while the fine mesh filter retains all the leaves.
It also comes with a coaster, and you can put it in the dishwasher. Because of it, I drink loose leaf tea all of the time
Now, that’s enough of my waffling!
Adagio Tea is offering to send one of my followers the IngenuiTEA 2 that I mentioned above, as well as a fandom sampler of your choice! (As long as they have it in stock). All you need to do is go to my Twitter, and re-tweet this pinned tweet:
This will be open for a week! Go to the tweet for all the details.
And if you’re not lucky enough to win (or even if you are!) you should check out some of my other favourites of theirs, including blood orange (soooo good as a fizzy iced tea), spiced apple chai, and chocolate chip.
What did you think of this post? Should I do more about tea? (I have a new favourite go-to tea that I’d love to talk about!) Let me know x