Monday, September 27, 2021

How to sip your tea in style this fall

When my goodie box from Adagio Teas arrived last week, I was surprised to find a gorgeous new infuser mug included! I tend to switch up my tea wares at least seasonally, so it was delightful to receive a new tea mug to use.

And I don't know about you, but I love any fall graphics with jewel-toned leaves on them. One of my many "someday" projects is to applique a quilt featuring leaves just like this. Until then, I will certainly be glad to enjoy them on this great new mug!

A new autumn mug calls for a new autumn tea, so I was curious to see what was in this box.

There are four 10-cup pouches of loose-leaf tea in this sampler box, and at just $12, that's a great value. I would surely be ordering this if I hadn't just received it!

The first tea I sampled from the box was this Bonfire blend. That photo just says fall to me! This tea is described this way: "Honeybush hazelnut and cocoa nibs relax and ground you, while a spice blend of aniseed, cinnamon, clove, and orange peel offer cozy comfort and zest. Apples and rose hips add soft sweetness while a touch of Lapsang Souchong black tea and red peppercorn offer hints of smoke and the flickering spark of heat." Now, if you've been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that Lapsang Souchong is not my favorite, and yet in this tea, it provided the *perfect* tiny bit of smokiness that blended beautifully with the spices and fruits. I was, frankly, more than a little surprised. I didn't think it could be done.

Even steeped (in the new mug!), those peppercorns and aniseseed make me happy—just looking at them, I mean—and I'm so pleased to have enjoyed the opportunity to check out this blend from Adagio Teas.

What tea wares are you all sipping from this week?


  1. Such a pretty mug! I have one that style from TeaForte that I love. The tea sounds interesting too. By the way, we already know we are “kindred spirits” but here's one more instance - my first quilting project featured appliquéd autumn leaves!

  2. That really is a pretty autumn mug! And that "Bonfire" tea is certainly pretty to look at. The combination of flavors sounds quite interesting, too. I'm currently sipping my tea from a favorite Polish mug with evergreen trees on it, but I should switch to something more autumnal, like my Brown Quail china by Mason's.


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