Adagio Teas – Tea On The Go


There is a tea revolution happening! Gone are the days when
you only drink loose leaf tea while sitting and have afternoon tea with
cucumber sandwiches and dainty cakes. There is nothing at all wrong with this,
in fact we love it. But it shouldn’t be the only time when you feel you can
drink wonderful and unusual teas. A tea revolution is happening all across the
world, from offices to schools and everywhere in-between.

Travel mugs have been
available for a long time but are almost always solely used for coffee or
plastic tasting ready brewed tea. Thankfully Adagio have had their creative
minds working overtime and come up with a fantastic idea, which of course makes
drinking their loose tea a complete breeze.

Let us present to you the next big thing in drinking tea on
the go. The Adagio ActiviTEA. This is a beautifully designed double layered
glass flask but with one striking difference. It actually includes a tea
infuser in the lid. This allows you add the water and then insert your close
tea into a small metal infuser, screw on the lid, turn upside down and allow to
brew. You can then remove the used tea leaves and get on with your day. The
ActiviTEA even includes a handy hand strap for easy grip.
If you own one of the equally fantastic Adagio IngenuiTEA’s
you can make the tea in this teapot and transfer into the ActiviTEA if you
please. The choice is yours.
The ActiviTEA is brilliant for keeping your tea warm for a
long period of time, but it is equally as good at keeping your iced tea cold!
Going for a jog or cycle? Why not take a healthy iced tea with you.
We have reviewed many of the Adagio loose leaf teas but we
have included below all these review again with the addition of some new teas
for you to enjoy.


Black Tea
Variety –
Black Tea
Variety –
Ceylon Black Tea
The Yunnan
Gold is a very unique tea and very different to any we have tried before. It
has a cocoa and black pepper flavours with a milk chocolate texture. This
might sound like a weird combination of flavours and qualities for tea but in
our opinion it is a must-try tea!
This tea
is luxurious and silky smooth in texture which has the delicious aroma of
vanilla cream. The sweet aroma of this tea is enough to make those around you
envious. Add a little cream for that added sense of indulgence. Craving
something sweet? Pop on the kettle and have a cup of this tea.
Variety –
Ceylon Black Tea
Variety –
Ceylon Black Tea
This tea
has a wonderfully sweet tropical smell of mango. This tea like so many other
flavoured tea finds its roots in Ceylon black tea. Leaving a pleasant
delicate aftertaste of perfectly ripened mangoes and is just as delicious
served cold as iced tea. We also enjoyed this tea with a little milk and
sugar, or if you’re counting the calories a little squeeze of honey.
We were
afraid that this tea would be overly sweet judging just by the smell from the
packet but while this tea was brewing we realised this was not the case at
all. This tea has a wonderfully pleasant fragrance of summer strawberries.
This variety of Adagio teas will have summer memories flooding back to you.
This tea is also amazing served as iced tea with a squeeze of honey on a warm
summers day, or just when you fancy it.
Variety –
Black Tea
Variety –
Ceylon Black Tea
Earl Grey
is one of the most well known traditional British teas. The subtle notes of
lavender compliment the delicate citrus flavour of the Earl Grey. Tiny
lavender buds are visible in the loose tea leaves. We were at first worried
that the lavender in this tea would be overpowering but the flavours
compliment each other and work together perfectly. Wake up your senses with
this fabulous variety of tea. This tea has quickly become one of our
favourite Adagio teas.
With the
delicate yet delicious tropical smell of coconut wafting from your mug of
coconut tea you are transported, albeit in mind to a far off tropical
paradise. The coconut is not overpowering but instead maintains a refreshing
aftertaste. This tea works fabulously well with milk and a little honey or
sugar, for that mind-afternoon lift which we all need. This is an unusual tea
but one which will be kept stocked in our house from now on.
Variety –
Black Keemun Tea
Variety –
Black Tea
This is
the classic British tea. The fairly strong smoky aroma may not be for
everyone but is definitely worth trying. We have tried many different
companies adaptions of the English Breakfast tea and they all vary greatly,
but this is one of our favourites. The smoky flavour comes from the Keemun
tea leaves used in this blend, these are not usually used in other English
Breakfast teas as they are generally more expensive. This makes this Adagio
blend a little different and with a hint of luxury. We think this tea is best
served with just a little milk, as with conventional tea.
Dragon Pearls are very similar looking to Jasmine Phoenix Pearls which we
have reviewed and written about previously, with one major difference, the
flavour. Dragon Pearls release a subtle yet delicious smell of cocoa as they
unfurl while brewing. This tea has a wonderfully rich and smooth taste which
makes drinking this tea an absolute pleasure. You only need 2-3 pearls per
cup as these tiny balls of delight unfurl to reveal a surprisingly large
amount of tea leaves. This is definitely one of Adagio Teas ‘show teas’ if
you want to show off something to your friends of family which they are
unlikely to have seen or heard of before.
Variety –
Black Tea
If you are
like us and get those chocolate cravings a little too frequently this tea may
just be a relief! Chocolate in tea….madness you may think! But it works and
it works well. Add a little sugar and you almost imagine you’re tucking into
a chocolate chip cookie. This tea makes an excellent alternative to a dessert
or just an unusual tea to show off to all your friends. Not a tea we would
drink every day but we are glad we have it in our cupboard for those times
when you just need something a little chocolaty!
Herbal Tea
Variety –
Herbal Tea
Variety –
Herbal Tea
The first
thing you will notice about this variety of tea is its mouth-watering smell.
This is another tea which is great hot or cold served with ice. This tea is
one of the most refreshing we have tried in quite some time and it will
certainly waken up your taste buds. The tea itself is caffeine free and is
blended with orange peel, hibiscus flowers and rose hips. Delicious!
has been known for its healing and calming properties since the ancient
Egyptian period, it is therefore not surprising that the best chamomile
flowers come from the Nile valley, Egypt. As always Adagio Teas have ensured
to get their chamomile tea blossoms from the best source available, Sakaran
Village, Egypt. This is a caffeine free tea so absolutely perfect for a
bedtime treat to promote calm and tranquillity. If you have tried tea bag
forms of chamomile tea you simply must try Adagio Teas loose chamomile as in
our opinion it is 100x better! This tea has a very subtle yet recognisable
and delicious apple aroma as it is brewing. Join the ancient Egyptians and
enjoy a cup of this wonderful tea to help you unwind.
Variety –
Herbal Tea
Variety –
Herbal Tea
This is a
phenomenal tea! From the moment you unseal the packet you teased by the delicious
and mouth-watering scent of wild berries. When you brew this tea the colour
first looks weak but it soon develops into the most gorgeous ruby red colour.
This tea is already surprisingly sweet from the addition of the berry pieces
including cranberries, blueberries and rosehips but if you have an
exceptionally sweet tooth a teaspoon of sugar brings this tea alive. Take so
long to drink your tea it goes cold? Not to worry, this tea as just as nice
cold, some people might find it even nicer served as ice tea on a summer’s
day. This is a must for any tea lover.
If, like
us you are partial to a cocktail on the beach when on holiday this tea will
transport you back to those relaxing moment, whether you’re sitting in the
office or just returned from the gym. The scent of perfectly ripe pineapple,
fresh apples, coconut and rosehips are instantly recognisable and invokes a
sense of calm. This is truly a relaxation time drink as it is completely
caffeine free meaning you can enjoy it anytime of day. If it is a hot summers
day we cannot think of anything nicer than this tea served cold with ice with
a few pieces of sliced pineapple, just add a straw, some sand and a beach and
you’re there!
Green Tea
Variety –
Green Tea
Variety –
Green Tea
This tea
is very unique but you have to understand the work which goes into making it
to really appreciate its delicate floral flavours. This tea is prepared by
hand by a farmer called Lin Chui in Fujian Province, China. Phoenix Pearls
are hand rolled into tiny tight balls which slowly unfurl in a wonderful way
as the tea brews. This is why we love the IngenuiTEA teapot from Adagio Teas
as it allows you to watch how your tea behaves as it brews, this might sound
strange but nearly every tea acts slightly differently, almost dancing in the
water. This tea is as smooth as silk to drink and has a delicate aftertaste
which is so commonly associated with green teas.
refreshing tea has a subtle taste of citrus. From the moment you open the
pack the scent of lemon and lime is very noticeable but this I not as intense
when brewing the tea. This tea maintains a wonderful golden colour when
brewed and has the perfect balance between grassy green tea and wonderful
citrus flavour. This tea truly awakens the senses and readies you for the day
ahead. With a touch of honey this teas flavour really comes alive. Served
cold it is the perfect alternative to lemonade.
Variety –
Green Tea
Variety –
Green Tea
This tea
is very similar to the Herbal Berry Blast tea which we review above with the
main difference that it is green tea. So if you are looking for the benefits
of green tea but with a phenomenal flavour then this is the perfect tea for
you. This tea, unlike the Berry Blast tea brews to produce a golden colour
which disguises the flavour until you smell the summer notes of raspberries
and rose petals. This is a very smooth light tea and incredibly easy to
drink. Make this tea into a flask of iced tea and take to your next picnic,
you’ll be the centre of attention.
Earl Grey
tea is traditionally a black tea but there is little reason why the same
flavours cannot be shared with different varieties of tea. As we have already
tasted a Rooibos Earl Grey tea which was every bit as nice as a traditional
cup, if you are looking for the health benefits of antioxidants which are so
prevalent in green tea but still want your Earl Grey tea fix then this is the
perfect tea for you. The green tea base makes this tea incredibly smooth. The
citrus notes of bergamot are delicious as you wait for the tea to brew, as
well as the pleasant looking bright blue cornflowers which float throughout
the tea as it brews.
White Tea
Variety –
White Tea
Variety –
White Tea
This tea
is very special indeed. The amount of work which goes into making this tea
taste as sophisticated and enchanting is incredible which is why it is one of
the most revered Chinese teas. Gathered over just a few days in early spring
this truly is special. The jasmine aroma is added to the tea in a very
precise way. When the silver needle tea is collected in the spring it is
stored until the summer when the jasmine blossoms begin to bloom at night.
Jasmine blossoms are collected and laid on a bed of the silver needle tea
which open during the night and infuse the tea with their delicate aroma. The
jasmine blossoms are then removed and the process repeated the next evening
and the next until the required level of jasmine infusion is obtained. It’s
very satisfying to drink this tea knowing the amount of work which has went
into its production. A very special tea in our opinion.
With the
instant aroma of fresh peaches this tea is hard to resist. This does have
some natural sweetness but can be enhanced with a little honey or sugar if
desired. You will most likely have seen many peach flavoured iced teas and
this is for a very valid reason, it is both delicious and refreshing. Adagio
Teas White Peach teas is perfect to make iced tea with the addition of a
little honey and ice. White tea is absolutely packed with important
anti-oxidants including high levels of polyphends which are believed to fight
and kill off cancer causing cells, lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease,
not bad for a humble cup of tea!
Variety –
Rooibos Tea
 Variety – Rooibos Tea
This tea
has a delectable scent of warm vanilla cookies. Caffeine free, this tea is
perfect to enjoy in the evenings when snuggled up with a good book. Delicious
all ways, either black, with milk or even as iced tea. This tea is certain to
make all those around you hungry with its enchanting scent.
you love traditional Earl Grey tea you will absolutely love this Rooibos
caffeine free alternative. The refreshing citrus aroma of bergamot is evident
as soon as you break the seal on the packet and immediately makes the
connection back to the traditional black tea version of Earl Grey.  A wonderfully relaxing tea for bedtime…or
Chai Tea
Variety –
Chai Tea
This is a
delicious, smooth, lightly spiced tea. It has every taste of autumn that you
could want, from the warming notes of cinnamon to the fragrant scents of
ginger, cloves and apple. The perfect tea for the cold nights starting to
come in. We love this tea with a little drop of honey and milk. So grab your
favourite book and cosy up in front of the fire with a cup of Spiced Apple
Chai tea.


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