I’m a huge fan of tea — especially loose teas. One of the reason I like the Mudhouse in Springfield is that they have a selection of loose tea available. Last week I received a package from Adagio Teas containing their ingenuiTEA teapot and four ounces of tea (earl grey, rooibos earl grey, golden monkey, and cherry). I’ve now had the opportunity to sample all of them and must say I’m hooked on Adagio. It is some of the finest tea I’ve ever tasted.
The ingenuiTEA teapot is great as well. You put boiling water and tea in from the top (or it’s microwave safe for heating the water), allow your tea to steep, then place the pot on a cup and watch your tea strain into your cup. It’s great fun. The teapot cleans up quickly under running water and is also dishwasher safe.
Other than the cool teapot and the outstanding tea Adagio wins me over with their packaging. The package they sent to me was gift wraped, a very nice touch. The one ounce samples of tea are shipped in a very stylish, sturdy metal tins. Larger portions come in nice cannisters. I can’t tell you how much it angers me to pay $10 for loose tea and have it show up in a ziplock bag. Adagio also labels the canisters with the type of tea, recommended water temperature and time to steep. Perfect if you’re new to loose teas.
If you’re wanting to get started in loose tea Adagio offers four different $19 starter kits that include four tea samples and an ingenuiTEA teapot.