Wednesday, November 10, 2021

12 Teas of Christmas @AdagioTeas #adagio #tea

This was a super adorable gift set with a wildly diverse collection of tea samples, so there’s sure to be something that appeals to any type of tea drinker. This tea set is called “12 Days of Christmas” on the Adagio website, but the box says “12 Teas of Christmas.”

There are 12 tea flavors tied to the 12 Days of Christmas song. I love the teas that Adagio comes up with for the 12 Days of Christmas. I especially thought the tea choices for Earl Greys a leaping (Earl Grey Bravo) and Maids a milking (Cream) were very cute.

The set comes with 12 metal tins with ribbons so you can hang them on your Christmas tree. Quite honestly, I love those little tins. I use them to put mints or knitting markers.

The 12 teas are individual sized packets, but they are loose leaf tea so you’ll need a tea strainer or teabag for your pot or mug.

My favorite of the 12 flavors was the Jasmine Phoenix Pearls. I steeped it for 2 minutes at 91°C/195°F.

This tea has a lovely perfume and good green tea flavor. How much floral scent you like in your tea is a personal preference, but this tea is a very good balance between the jasmine and the green tea.

The second steep was 2.5 minutes and I didn’t realize it until I took the pictures, but it was darker than the first steep. That actually makes sense since in gongfu style steeping, the first steep is usually weak as the tea leaves are unfurling and the second steep is stronger. However the jasmine aroma was weaker in the second steep and the tea flavor is what was stronger.

The third steep was 3 minutes, so I got three 8 oz cups of tea from that one packet, although the last infusion was weak.

This is a great tea gift for a tea-lover, since the variety of flavors will appeal to a wide range of people, and the tea tins are just super cute. :)
“12 Teas of Christmas”

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loose leaf tea

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