The lovely people at Adagio Teas recently contacted me and asked if I would like to try some of their black loose tea. Being a huge tea fan I jumped at the chance. What was delivered to me was a huge surprise. They very kindly sent me 18 packets of tea, a pack of paper tea filters, a ingenuitea pot and a glass mug and infuser. Both perfect for making a lovely brew using loose leaf teas.
The black teas come is a variety of blends such as English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast and Scottish Breakfast (sorry these are the ones I’ve tried!) but there are other blends such a Golden Monkey, coconut, raspberry and spiced apple chai.
I tried the Irish Breakfast tea first which is described as:
a combination of black tea from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Assam (India) to get your morning off to a bright start. As its name implies, Irish Breakfast tea is an ideal accompaniment to a morning meal. It seamlessly blends the citrusy notes of high-grown Ceylon tea with the malty underscore of a pungent Assam tea. With a deep and brisk flavour, Irish Breakfast tea is rounded off with sweetness in the finish. Irish Breakfast is a classic black tea to be enjoyed plain or with a drop of milk.
The Irish Breakfast tea was a deep rich flavour just how I like my first cup of tea. I going to put my head on the line here and say this is probably the best Irish Breakfast Tea I’ve ever had; even beats my previous favourite from that famous London store that provides tea for the Royal Family! I can not recommend this tea enough!
After a misty morning walk upon the highlands, sit down to this hearty Scottish Breakfast tea. This rich blend stems from four famous tea farming regions in Assam, Keemun, Yunnan, and Sri Lanka. The full black tea leaves create a warming cup with malty, smoky notes. It is also said to be a favourite of an anonymous resident from Loch Ness, who drinks monstrous gallons a year.
Not quite as rich as the Irish Breakfast but still a strong tea with a smoky undertone. Rather nice on a lazy Sunday morning when a real strong tea is not needed to wake you up for a busy work day ahead.
is the foremost favourite black tea blend, found in the majority of British households and across Europe as the standard black tea. However, this classic blend comes in many varieties, our own English Breakfast Tea is made with Keemun tea from the Anhui province in China, celebrated for it’s rich and slightly smokey flavour with a honey aroma – perfectly ‘on point’ with astringency. English Breakfast tea can be enjoyed plain or with a drop of milk.
A lovely strong brew and perfect accompaniment to a homemade afternoon tea or an afternoon self care break.
The loose leaf glass infuser and the IngenuiTea are really lovely products for brewing just 1 large or 2 smaller cups of tea. The IngenuiTea worked perfectly with my Cath Kidston cups and mugs so that’s instant brownie points from me! Often I find loose leaf tea doesn’t brew in small quantities in a teapot and I end up needing to stir. I did not need to stir the brewing leaves at all and the filter worked brilliantly in ensuring no leaves went in to the cup. They really are the best one cup infusers I tried and believe me I’ve tried many and everytime little bits of tea leaf go in to the cup; with these there were none.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Now on to the giveaway. The 15 packs of tea in the giveaway are:
- Golden Monkey
- Spiced Apple Chai
- Fiery Cinnamon Spice
- Black Dragon Pearls
- Masala Chai
- Summer Rose
- Fujian Bargue
- Chocolate Chip
- Darjeeling Sungma Summer
- Chocolate Chai
The competition is for 15 23g packets of tea, as above. Only 5 packets shown for photographic purposes.
You can find out more about these blends at Adagio’s website.
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