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Adagio Fandom Tea!

**Today’s blog post is in collaboration with Adagio Teas, who have kindly supplied me with some of their tea to sample and review here on the blog**

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I was recently contacted by the lovely Ashley of Adagio Teas, and she asked me if I would be interested in sampling some of their Fandom Collection in which they have over 100,000 blends to choose from. Of course, I hopped at the opportunity, because who doesn’t love tea, and more to the point, who doesn’t love tea branded by your favourite TV/Book/Movie, am I right? When I first went onto Adagio’s Fandom Collection Page I was absolutely blown away by how many teas there were to choose from. At the end of the day it was a hard choice, but I narrowed it down to four that I thought both you and I might enjoy. I also had these teas sitting in their containers in my kitchen for about three or four days before getting around to tasting them, and I have to say, the aromas that were emitting from them were only gorgeous–it was making me even more keen to try them!

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So without further ado:

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You know you want it: cream and nuts and chocolate, all coming together for a taste of bliss. Energetic Mocha Nut Mate, woody Hazelnut and luscious Cream teas commingle with cocoa and chocolate to create a robust blend that’ll get you up in jiffy, rip-roaring and ready to plough through any obstacle in your path. If you’ve ever hoped a tea would go deeper and do more, this is the blend for you.

This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 190° for 3 minutes.

First up is D is for Detective by Bran Mydwynter. This was the first of the 4 teas that I chose, and I will admit I really did not know what to expect! I have only ever tried loose leaf tea one other time before today, and that was just plain breakfast tea, nothing fancy. This though–this blew my mind. Upon first sip, the taste of the hazelnut was what really came through the most for me. I have a sweet tooth, so I had to add a small spoon of honey to each of these, to get them to my liking, but I made sure to taste them before and after adding honey, for comparison. With hazelnut and chocolate chips in it, you can only imagine that the honey only intensified those flavours and made them even nicer!


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Sweet and spiced, rich and strong. Honeybush Pumpkin Chai and Vanilla Rooibos Chai meld seamlessly into a powerhouse of flavour, and Vanilla black tea smooths out the edges. Made with twice the usual amount of tea, served sweetened and with (steamed) milk, it becomes something cozy and familiar, a friendly cup of comfort. Whether in its caffeinated or its decaf version, this is one latte that will kindle tremendous warmth against the dark half of the year.
This tea contains a low level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 6 minutes.
Next up, and the one I was most dubious about is Halloweentown Latte by Bran Mydwynter. This one had me sceptical because of the fact that there was chai in it. Previously, myself and chai haven’t exactly gotten along to well, but methinks that’s because it got doused in cinnamon. This, on the other hand, was pleasantly surprising! I added honey to sweeten, and once I got it into my head that there was not cinnamon in it, I actually quite liked it. I can see why people like chai so much in October/November time–it’s quite warming and soothing, especially when it can be particularly cold outside at that time of year!


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Taste that Sweet taste of BeerButter.

This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

This one is one of the ones I was most excited about trying, Beerbutter by Robert Pirlot is a simple, yet elegant blend combing caramel, cream and vanilla into the most glorious tea. For those of you who don’t know, Harry Potter has and always will hold a special place in my heart, as it was one of the first books I ever read as a kid growing up, so when I saw there was a beerbutter Harry Potter themed tea, I put it straight into my basket before even checking to see what flavour it was. This tea was sweet and creamy, as to be expected and my little dollop of honey, like it did with all the teas only intensified the flavours!


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A rich, sweet, and bright blend, full of quirks (and just a touch bananas). A tea you’ll find yourself constantly reaching for.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.
Last, but not least, we have TEN by Cara McGee! As a Doctor Who fan this was a guaranteed tea going in my basket, but it was just a matter of choosing which Doctor to add from the collection. I decided on Ten, he being my first Doctor, and it just so happened he had some very pleasant tea, if I do say so myself! Again, one of the simpler flavours of the four I tasted, but you cannot go wrong with the combination of Irish Breakfast (and the fact I’m Irish born and bread helps too) and chocolate–who doesn’t love chocolate?!? The two work together marvellously, although I will admit, I couldn’t quite pick up on that touch of bananas mentioned in the description.


There you have it! The four fantastic teas from Adagio’s Fandom Collection! They were very tasty, I must admit, and you won’t be disappointed if you decide to try them. A little heads up though: most of Adagio’s teas are loose leaf, so you’ll need some paper tea filters, which Adagio stock, or you can simply do what I did: I went out and got a cheap small cafetiere that you would use for coffee, and used it for the tea instead–worked like a charm!

Like I mentioned above there are over 100,000 blends to choose from, and numerous fandoms too, not just the ones above. To name a few: Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Fallout 4, Star Wars and many many more!

Let me know if you yourself get some of Adagio’s fantastic tea, and let me know what you think! 😀

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