Recently we were given the opportunity to review an order from Adagio Teas. I chose a bunch of sample sizes for our order and had several tasting sessions over the past several weeks, on a mission to narrow down our favorites list.
We’ve been loving Adagio’s Senecha Overture green tea as our “usual” green tea ever since first discovering it through the local coffee shop. It’s gentle and refreshing with a delicate flavor that makes a great every day tea. We tried a handful of other Adagio green teas with this sample order and I found a new favorite flavored option: Casablanca Twist, which is a lot like a Moroccan Mint tea. It’s got a hint of cool mint and a smooth, light flavor which makes it a great “wake up a sip a cup of tea’ option in my book.
These loose leaf teas from Adagio not only taste and smell delicious, but the leaves are visually beautiful, too! Shown above are the pre-brewed leaves of some of the black teas in our order: Candy Cane, Passionfruit, Earl Grey Moonlight, Blueberry and Irish Breakfast.
A few favorite flavors we taste tested this time around: Christmas – a black tea featuring cinnamon, cloves, and orange peels that isn’t just for winter drinking in my opinion, Decaf Vanilla perfect for post dinner sipping when you want a bit of sweetness, and Thai Chai any time of day I want a delicious boost of energy, which is no surprise as this is generally my favorite tea blend overall.
Have you ever tried cooking with tea? Last week I created a blend of Coconut and Decaf Chai to use when baking up a batch of these brownies. Tea is such a fun ingredient to use in the kitchen because you can increase flavor notes with steep time and blend your own flavor combinations.
#BlogHealthy Community Round-Up: 25 Recipes to try with Adagio Teas
We’ve found lots of recipes around the HLB Community that make our mouths water! Here’s a list of 25 recipes we are hungry to test in our kitchens and the Adagio teas we would feature in each recipe.
If decaf is your morning jam, give the Rooibos Vanilla Chai a try in a stack of these Gluten-Free Vanilla Chai Tea Pancakes from Kim’s Cravings.
Make breakfast extra special with a batch Earl Grey Breakfast Quinoa with Berries and Mint from Food Faith Fitness featuring the Earl Grey “cream” blend deliciousness of Earl Grey Moonlight.
Chai Spiced Oatmeal from Dietitian Debbie Dishes would be the perfect bowl of richness if made with Adagio Chocolate Chai tea!
A classic breakfast favorite, Chai Scones from neverHome Maker are made rich and spicy with a Masala Chai blend.
Slow Cooker Earl Grey Oatmeal with a Touch of Rosewater from Healthy Slow Cooking would be elevated perfectly with the Earl Grey Bravo selection.
Pump up the pumpkin notes in this Pumpkin Mocha Chai Tea from Peanut Butter and Peppers by using Honeybush Pumpkin Chai, a blend of honeybush, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, cocoa and safflower.
Using Adagio Thai Chai to create this Iced Chai Latte from Food, Pleasure, and Health seems like the perfect answer to warm summer mornings needing a caffeine boost to get going.
Sweet, summery Peach black tea would be perfect in this Copycat Caribou Coffe Sparkling Peach Black Tea from Iowa Girl Eats.
Sinus Buster Tea from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen using Lemongrass Ginger is what I want to be drinking when I’m feeling under the weather.
Tart it up with Grapefruit tea in a bach of DIY ‘buch with An Unrefined Vegan’s Hops and Citrus Kombucha.
You can’t go wrong with our go-to standard Sencha Overature in this Whole Wheat Herbed Gnocchi with Green Tea Hemp Pesto from The Hungry Musician.
The added citrus by way of lemon and orange in Citron Green tea would make this Green Tea Poached Salmon from Peachy Palate the perfect summertime dinner plate.
With a delicate and pleasant aroma, Green Pekoe makes a great match for Green Tea Rice from The Lean Green Bean.
The cream and butter notes in Milk Oolong make it a marvelous bath for this seafood meal from Healthy Delicious: Mahi Mahi with Sauteed Cherries in Oolong Broth.
Richen up this Slow Cooker Green Tea Kahlua Pork from Food Done Light with the warm flavors of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger in Spiced Green tea.
A bright and lively tea, Ceylon Waltz will be dancing on your taste buds if you use it in these Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktails from Joy the Baker.
White Russians are a favorite after dinner drink, which makes Decaf Chai the way to go in The Lemon Bowl’s Chai Infused White Russian Cocktail.
Looking for a fun gift for your neighbor or book club hostest? Power-up Shutterbean’s Jasmine Tea Infused Vodka with the use of Jasmine Phoenix Pearls
Say CHEERS to gorgeous citrus with a decafinated take on Blood Orange, Tea and Whisky Cocktails from Healthy Delicious by choosing Blood Orange herbal tea.
You don’t get a more beautiful foodie pairing than Cranberry Chai Sangria from How Sweet It Is and Adaigo White Chai, a white tea featuring chai spices, lemongrass, coconut, fruit pieces and peppercorn.
If you dig a decaf, sweet treat after dinner, give Decaf Earl Grey a try in this simple Maple Earl Grey Tea Cake Loaf from Cotter Crunch.
Chai Poached Pears with Creme Fraiche from Whole Heartedly Healthy and classic Masala Chai would be the perfect pair. Ahem.
Hit the flavor combo out of the park with Green Tea Hazelnut Bites from Savory Spin featuring Vanilla Green tea.
A Cup of Catherine shows us how it’s done by using Adagio Tea’s stunning Earl Grey Lavendar tea (it has real lavendar flowers in the blend!) in her Earl Grey Lavender Panna Cotta.
I’ve tasted these Earl Grey Shortbread from Relishments with my own happy taste buds, and I know that the robust Earl Grey Bella Luna (another visually beautiful blend) would make a perfect addition to the shortbread dough before baking, and also as a warm beverage to dip into after the post-bake cool down. YUM.