I have been looking for the perfect collection of loose teas, so when I stumbled upon the Adagio Teas site, I knew I’d found exactly what I was after. Now I can finally use my loose tea strainer I purchased in Asheville earlier this year.
Their teas can be purchased both loose and in teabags…
- Sample (I went with this option.)
Where does this tea come from? Sri Lanka… which used to be known as Ceylon.
Facts about Black Tea:
- Is the most common tea consumed in North America.
- Since the withered leaves are rolled after harvest, they can oxidize which gives them a deeper color, flavor and body.
- Contains 1/2 the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee.
Note: If you have problems with too much caffeine like I do, you will want to go for the decaf version of this tea.
Now we will move onto our Oolong Tea…
Where do Oolong Teas originate from? Oolong is a traditional Chinese Tea, but can be grown in various Asian countries and Kenya.
Facts about Oolong Tea:
- Leaves are allowed to oxidize in direct sunlight.
- Oolong Teas have a distintive fragrance of apples or peaches.
- Caffeine is in the range between black and green teas.
Where are white teas grown? Originally in China, but they are now grown in Taiwan, India, Thailand, and Nepal.
Facts about White Tea:
- Leaves are neither rolled or oxidized.
- Has both mellow and sweet notes.
Where was this particular Rooibos grown? Clanwilliam, South Africa by farmer Niklaas Jakobas Slinger.
Facts about Herbal Tea:
- Herbal Teas aren’t officially considered to be teas.
- They are made from aromatic herbs.