All About Adagio Teas
Ever since I was introduced to Adagio Teas, it’s been my favorite loose leaf tea brand. I even have a clear organizer tray dedicated to my teas. Adagio teas are known for their gourmet, artisan, loose leaf tea which can be purchased online.
They have an extensive and impressive selection of teas, with a unique sample of flavors and blends. Unlike its competitors, their prices are friendly, and those with a picky palate can find something that they like. Some of the flavors are so unique, from chestnut black tea to green chai, it’s an experience to try them. My favorite flavor is the Raja Oolong Chai.
Adagio doesn’t just sell plain ‘ol tea. Their ranges include wellness, herbal teas and even their festive line of ‘festivi-teas. If you’re new to Adagio I recommend a sample pack and/or joining the tea of the month club. Their Holiday Teas are a great way to make any season festive: I really liked their Holiday Cheer Box and they are known for their Fandom teas. I love that they have iced teas, as it’s popular in America and not a huge deal here in the UK.
Why You Should Use Loose Leaf Tea Instead of Tea Bags
The quality of loose leaf tea is much better than tea from a teabag. All the best tea rooms use loose leaf tea and not tea bags. Teabags contain the cheapest tea out there and are unable to release all the tea flavor properly. And although most tea bags are made out of natural plant-based fibers, not all tea bags can be composted properly.
There can be a small amount of plastic added to your tea bags to prevent them from falling apart and we ingest enough microplastics on a daily basis. We don’t need more. Also, some plastic-free tea isn’t really plastic-free. Related: 19+ Ways to Make Your Kitchen Waste Free
Clipper, the UK’s sixth biggest tea brand, declares its bags “plastic free”.But when you look at the small print it says the company uses a bio-plastic to seal the bags – made from plant material rather than oil.
This shows you have to do your homework with tea in bags, but with the Adagio loose leaf range, you can rest assured.
How to Use Adagio Loose Leaf Teas
You will need a tea strainer or filters to place your tea in. Select teas have different instructions on how long to brew which is displayed on the outside of your sachets or cannister.
I recommend the lovely teaware which had made tea making a fun experience for my family. I found their IngenuiTeapot very easy to use (makes 2 cups) and their ActiviTea is great for my outdoor walks and travel adventures.