Friday, 1 December 2017

Adagio Teas - Review & Giveaway!

This is your opportunity to find out about Adagio Teas and their products, as well as to be in with a chance of winning a great selection of their fantastic festive teas and some ceramic teaware too, valued over £60!

Adagio Tea samples & ceramic teaware

Being somebody who clearly has a sweet tooth, I love nothing more than relaxing in lovely tea rooms and cafes.  Choosing between a slice of a multi-layered chocolate cake, Bavarian custard, and a luscious cheesecake is delicious fun to say the least!  But the enjoyment I get from regularly visiting my favourite tearooms isn't just about the sweet treats (though they clearly play a significant part), the ambiance or the vintage vibe associated with many these days, it's also about the tea!

Nothing beats a really good pot of tea! Well not in my opinion anyway.

So when the lovely people at Adagio Teas contacted me asking if I'd like to try some of their *festive tea blends, it was a pretty easy decision to make.  And I'm super excited to say that it won't just be me trying them out either.  Adagio Teas are extending their generosity and spirit of Christmas by putting together a fantastic giveaway of teas and ceramic teaware for one lucky person to win.  Having tried many of them already,  I can confidently say it'll be a tasty Christmas gift to receive!

Adagio Teas & Teaware


Now, if you're not familiar with Adagio Teas, they are an on-line retailer selling a huge range of teas across Europe as well as supplying them to independent businesses and cafes.  Given that you're not going to find Adagio Teas in your local supermarket, I must encourage you to pop over to their website where you'll find over 100 teas to choose from.

Yes, over 100!  If you're a tea lover like me you may feel like a child in a sweet shop!

Spicy teas, fruity teas, herbal teas, floral teas, Oolong teas, Pu Erh teas, white teas, green teas, and let's not forget about the black tea!

Adagio Teas in caddies

Or let's be more specific about this.  How about a Pumpkin Spice Tea complete with cinnamon pieces, cloves, ginger, cardamom and sunflower petals in a black tea; a Candy Apple Tea comprising of apples, candy apple flavour and cinnamon again in black tea; Tiger Eye Tea with caramel flavour, cocoa nibs and vanilla in a black tea; or even one of the ever popular Chai Teas such as a Masala Chai, Chocolate Chai, Thai Chai or even a spiced Apple Chai!

And then there's the Turmeric Bliss tea which I'm thoroughly enjoying right at this very moment with its delicious blend including apple pieces, rose hips, turmeric, cinnamon bark and root ginger!

Adagio Teas sample boxes

With over 100 teas to choose from, you really can be spoilt for choice.  But the clever people at Adagio Teas have anticipated this by selling their teas in a range of different sized pouches, including sample size.  Their sample boxes are a really great idea, either for yourself or a loved one for a Christmas gift perhaps.  Each box is themed and contains 4 different teas, for instance their Christmas Tea Sample Box contains a sample each of Gingerbread, Candy Cane, Candy Apple, and Chestnut tea and is sufficient to make a total of up to 40 cups!  Now that really is a great way of trying new teas if you ask me!  And if you look closely at the image below I hope you will notice that each sachet can be easily re-sealed to keep in that wonderful aroma.   
 
Adagio Teas sample sachets

And as for the aroma, well let's just say it's a far cry from the regular black tea that can so easily be picked up from the supermarket.  They've got personality.  Bags of personality.

Loose Tea from Adagio Teas

There's no wonder that they smell great with the wonderful ingredients that have been used.  Just open up one of the sample packs and not only will you notice that it's a loose tea but you will really see the individual ingredients all mixed with the full leaf tea!

Being able to see the full tea leaves along with the added ingredients, from the candy cane pieces in the candy Cane Tea to the cloves, cardamom and root ginger in the Masala Chai, was a refreshing change.  The leaves are so much bigger than the 'bits' (described as 'fannings' or 'dust' in the tea industry) used in many branded and supermarket teas, and being loose (though Adagio Tea do also sell bagged teas) they're able to unfurl properly without being constricted by a bag and impart their flavour.   It really is amazing to watch the full leaves stretch their proverbial arms and legs once the boiling water is added!  Do check out Adagio Teas 'Learn' page if you'd like to find out more about loose tea v bagged teas as well as the different processes involved with tea making.       

Spumpkin Spice Loose tea

And what do you think of the tea pot - I for one am loving it!  I can happily confirm that one of them, along with matching cups, will been included in the giveaway bundle, and I'm sure you will love it too if you're the lucky winner!  Not only is it a wonderful warm red colour which is perfect for Christmas and throughout the year, but it also contains an infusion basket which makes washing up an awful lot easier after enjoying a brew made with a loose tea.  The leaves are kept together in the infusion basket and can easily be tapped out into the compost pile or recycling bin.  There's no leaves to block up the spout as so often happens when using a traditional tea strainer and nor will they be found floating around your washing up bowl! 


* Please note, I received a sample of teas and ceramic teaware from Adagio Teas to try.  As always, all comments and thoughts are my own.



The Adagio Teas Giveaway Bundle!

 


So, now onto the giveaway!

Up for grabs, courtesy of the lovely people at Adagio Teas, is this amazing bundle of teas and ceramic teaware valued over £60!  To be in with a chance of winning it, entry is via a Rafflecopter.    

The bundle is packed with some great Christmas-sy teas for you to try, each having such a wonderful aroma and flavour.  The bundle includes five sample boxes, each containing 4 different teas for you to try!  You're not going to get bored of your pot of tea if you're the lucky winner!

The difficulty will be in choosing which tea to try next!



What's in the Adagio Teas Bundle?




The Terms and Conditions

 

These terms & conditions will clarify who is eligible to enter, where it will be posted to and so on.
  1. The giveaway parcel will  be posted to an EU address only: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom;
  2. The giveaway item is Adagio Teas Giveaway Bundle, as outlined above;
  3. There is no cash alternative;
  4. There will only be one winner;
  5. It will not be posted to PO Box address;
  6. It will be delivered via Royal Mail (or approriate carrier in countries other than UK);
  7. Every effort will be made to ensure the parcel arrives before Christmas. This is dependant upon receiving the winner's postal address promptly and consideration of seasonal postal traffic.
  8. Once the parcel has been posted, Adagio Teas & Only Crumbs Remain cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to the parcel during transit; 
  9. It is only open to individuals of 18 years and above;
  10. Both bloggers and non bloggers are welcome to enter as long as the conditions are met;
  11. Entry is through the Rafflecopter only, below;
  12. The Rafflecopter giveaway will close 11AM (GMT) on Tuesday 12th December;  
  13. All entries will be validated before the randomly selected winner is notified; 
  14. The randomly selected winner will be contacted by e-mail within 48 hours of the giveaway closing;
  15. The winner will have 7 days to respond otherwise a new winner will be drawn;
  16. The giveaway is free to enter.



A couple of pointers when using the Rafflecopter! 

 

  • Sign into the Rafflecopter (top right of the rafflecopter widget) with either your Facebook account or your e-mail address.  If you are the lucky winner we will use the e-mail address supplied (or that connected to your FB page) to contact you.
  • When leaving a comment, remember to answer the question posed (If you were to win, which Adagio Tea sample from the 5 boxes in the giveaway would you try first?), and then tick the box 'I commented' in the Rafflecopter.
  • Once you have left a comment and visited Adagio Tea's webpage, you will be given 5 further ways to enter the giveaway.  Enter as many or as few elements as you like, but of course the more elements you enter the more chance you will have of winning the Adagio Teas Giveaway Bundle! 


Good Luck!












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116 comments:

  1. Berry sample tea first always a favourite of mine

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  2. I think I would try the oriental spice tea from the nut and spice sample teas

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  3. Definitely a fan of the Christmas set, especially the gingerbread one! That would be the first one I'd try!

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  4. I would try the berries first as they sound yummy

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  5. Chai Sample Teas have my name on them already ;) and Spiced Apple Chai would be the very first one I would try! Fantastic giveaway! x

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  6. Sweet Tooth Sample Teas sound lovely!

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  7. I would definitely try the chai first - I've always loved the flavours of chai.

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  8. Think I'd like to try one of the berries teas, probably the blueberry. Don't remember trying blueberry before.
    Bev B

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  9. This would be amazing

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  10. i like the sound of the Sweet Tooth Sample Teas

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  11. The blackberry tea from the berry tea selection.

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  12. I would like to try the berry tea first.

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  13. I love tea, chestnut sounds incredible!

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  14. Pumpkin Spice Tea complete with cinnamon pieces, cloves, ginger, cardamom and sunflower petals in a black tea

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  15. Oriental Spice tea. I'd be interested to see how it differed from the other spiced teas in the chai box.

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  16. Sweet Tooth Sample Teas sounds interesting!

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  17. Gingerbread sounds lovely - thanks for teh chance - yaaay for tea!

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  18. id try the chestnut one.. sort of associate them with Christmas

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  19. Would love to try the CANDY CANE from the CHRISTMAS SAMPLE TEAS.

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  20. Christmas tea would love to try this yummy

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  21. Oh what a lovely prize!! I must confess I have not heard of Adagio Teas before...but they sound lovely! I am usually a coffee drinker, but every now and again I like to indulge in a tea...but it has to be something fancy...Earl Grey or Lapsang Souchong usually...none of your builder's brew for me ;-) Eb x

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    1. Oh and thank you for linking it up to #CookBlogShare :-D Eb x

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  22. Oriental Spice, Chocolate chip and Candy Cane all sound so delicious. Which one of those depends on the weather outside!

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  23. I would try gingerbread or candy cane seeing as it's Christmassy! :)

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  24. I'd try the Christmas teas first, especially the Candy Apple

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  25. I would try the nuts and spice teas first they sound delicious

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  26. I would love to try the Candy Cane one first

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  27. Definitely pumpkin spice,

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  28. The Christmas selection (obviously), I really love festive flavours like Candy apple or gingerbread, please!

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  29. I would try the Gingerbread one first I think

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  30. I am fan of cranberry teas. Would love to try.

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  31. The Candy Cane one, sounds delicious and so festive.

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  32. I think I would try the gingerbread one first

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  33. great selection - i would love to try the nut and spice tea

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  34. Definitely the Candy Cane!

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  35. Chai Sample Teas - containing Thai Chai, Spiced Apple Chai, Chocolate Chai, Masala Chai; gimme all the chai!!

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  36. I would love to try the Christmas teas first how lovely

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  37. Definitely the Berries - sounds heavenly to me

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  38. There seems to be a bit of hype around Pumpkin Spice stuff at the moment so I think I would try that first.

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  39. Oh for sure the gingerbread or the candy cane, something a little different

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  40. what a sweet prize, I would try the berries set first

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  41. I would try the berries sample tea first

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  42. I love the sound of the candy cane very Christmassy

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  43. I think I'd go for the Thai Chai tea xx

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  44. I would try the Candy Apple Tea first! Sounds amazing

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  45. I would try one of the Christmas teas first :)

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  46. Sweet Tooth Sample Teas - leanne w @leabana1

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  47. I'd try the gingerbread tea from the Christmas Sample Teas first.

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  48. gingerbread tea sounds fantastic.I would try it first.all other teas sounds so delicious too.Fingers and toes crossed.would be lovely treat.love tea!

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  49. The Christmas teas - It's nearly Christmas after all:-)

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  50. love Chai teas so they would be my go to.

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  51. I would like to try the gingerbread tea first.

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  52. It would have to be the Berries sample first

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  53. Has to be the Gingerbread first! :)

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  54. i would try Tiger Eye Tea first and then the chestnut

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  55. Sweet Tooth Sample Teas - Caramel tea.

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