Enjoy the Simple Things in Life
I think it is so important to express appreciation and gratitude for the simplest of things whether it be, enjoying the opportunity to read a good book, savoring a good cup of tea or coffee, relaxing for an evening with your significant other while watching a good movie, etc. These experiences can help to rejuvenate us, bring us a sense of peace and are just plain ole good for the soul.
One of my simplest pleasures is to enjoy a great tasting cup of tea or coffee, daily. It is one of the highlights of my day; a time to just to recharge my batteries for a few minutes. I recently have had the opportunity to taste-test some delightful teas from the Adagio Tea Company. It is interesting to see how the tea industry is just booming with so many different types of teas and flavors for every palate. I would like to give Adagio Teas a big shout out and thank you for providing me with some great tea samples. Whether you are a black, green, white, matcha, chai, oolong, herbal or iced tea fan, they’ve got you covered! Flavors and choices for all taste buds. Also, if you were wondering, I have been informed that their teas are gluten free (their facility is gluten free) and go through rigorous testing to assure that they are free from various contaminants.
Choosing Teas According to Your Mood
I don’t know about you but I find that my mood often dictates which tea I will select in the moment. If I need to be energized and focused, I will choose some type of green tea. If I am in the mood for a dessert tea, I may choose a type of chai tea. If it is a hot summer day, I will likely be looking for a fruity iced tea. When looking to wind down for the day I will choose an herbal or decaffeinated tea. I love that there are so many options available to suit our lifestyle!
So let’s review the teas that I had the chance to sample!
- Blood Orange Iced Tea – Place 2 teabags into a half gallon glass jug and fill the jug with filtered water. Place the jug in the refrigerator over night and voila you have a delicious herbal, fruity iced tea. As you can see from my picture to the right, I poured my fresh brewed tea over ice and garnished with some fresh orange and mint.
- Jasmine Green Tea/ Genmai Cha Green Tea – For either of these green teas, add hot water and let steep as per the package directions. These are delightful tasting teas and are wonderful when looking to energize and boost my brain power. I usually drink one of these teas at the start of my day.
- Chocolate Chai Tea – This tea has a wonderful aroma. I brewed this tea according to the package directions and then frothed up some coconut milk (see video below) and added the creamy/frothy coconut milk to my brewed tea. This tea makes an excellent dessert tea.
- Decaf Ceylon Black Tea – I brewed this tea according to the package directions and then added some full fat coconut milk. I will typically drink this delicious tea when winding down for the day.
As you begin to browse the Adagio Tea website you will see that they have put a lot of thought into the entire tea experience. Their website is easy to navigate and makes shopping easy. For each purchase you can earn points and then redeem them for valuable savings. You can also enroll in their auto-ship program to save on the teas that you order frequently. To learn more about Adagio teas and explore the various teas on their website, click here. Happy Tea Drinking! 😀