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I am a bonafide fanatic when it comes to strawberries and raspberries – seriously, if I had a dime for every strawberry sundae or raspberry smoothie I’ve enjoyed this year, alone, I’d be able to buy my husband a fishing boat! The gal is obsessed with these berries… obsessed.
So, when I first opened the box , I knew right away I’d be trying one of these varieties of tea. Since I’d (of course) had some raspberry tea earlier in the day, I opted for the strawberry.
From Adagios Teas:
Crazy for berries? Tart and sweet, this sampler can keep summer in your cup year-round. Each sample makes about 10 cups of tea. This set includes:
As soon as I opened the packet of Strawberry, the unmistakable aroma made me unmistakably giddy. Loose leaf teas and tea bags usually (to me, anyway) taste the same, but loose leaf tea does give you the extra benefit of making your nose as happy as your taste buds.
When reviewing tea, I always try it hot and iced – to see if it’s good one way or both ways. The strawberry tea was delicious both ways but I liked it even better over ice. It makes a beautiful glass of iced tea – extra points if you cut up one or two real strawberriesy and add them to the cup.
Raspberry Tea from Adagio Teas
My favorite way of enjoying this delicious tea just happens to be how I’m having it at the time. That’s one of the beautiful things about tea. Most drinks are better either iced or hot, but most teas are wonderful either way. That’s certainly the case with the raspbery tea.
Perfection when iced. Perfection when hot.
Strawberry Tea from Adagio Teas
While I am the biggest fan of strawberries and raspberries in the world, make no mistake about it, I love blackberries and blueberries too, so I looked forward to trying each of these teas as well. They were also uncommonly delicious. In fact, they were as good as the strawberry when served iced and possibly even better than the strawberry when served hot.
Blackberry Tea from Adagio Teas
The blackberry tea (like the raspberry) was delicious iced and hot. It’d be tough to say which way was better, but if my arm were twisted, I’d probably say hot – simply because it made an extraordinary cup of hot tea.
The blueberry tea actually surprised me. I had no idea it’d be as delicious as it was both hot and iced. I’ve never tried blueberry tea and didn’t know what to expect. I’m used to fraternizing with blueberries over cereal or oatmeal, but now that we’ve met for tea, I’ll be a regular blueberry tea drinker.
Adagio Blueberry Tea, Iced
I got kind of cute one day and actually combined the leaves for a “Berry Mix” tea. Results? Insanely good! I’ve only tried my “Berry Mix” hot, but I’d imagine it’d also make a beautiful glass of iced tea.
I see myself easily (easily) ordering more of each one of these four Berries teas from Adagio. They’re simply delcious.
The Tea Gift Sampler would make an excellent gift idea for any tea lover in you life – just be sure to grab one for yourself while you’re at it. Each sampler is less than $10, so it’d be nuts NOT to pamper yourself while you’re at it.
I have more Adagio tea reviews coming this week including a Christmas tea review (tomorrow) that I’m expecially anxious to share with you.