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Chai Latté, Iced Tea And An Amazing Tea Find

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I love tea, hot, iced, spiced, black, herbal, blended, you name it I love it. There are hundreds if not thousands of varieties and trying to pick tea especially if you are unfamiliar with it can be intimidating. Full disclosure the tea that I used in this post was provided to me at no cost by Adagio Tea Company, I only received the products, there was no monetary compensation at all, I don’t do that, and honestly there are very few companies that I will even accept products from, I only write posts for products I believe to be good or that peak my interest and my opinion is my own. When I was contacted by Adagio I jumped at the chance after seeing their beautiful website and extensive selection of tea. In the summer I drink iced tea all the time, pretty much every day. Included in my box was two different teas that you can cold brew there is a pre measured sachet which you place in a jar with 32 oz of fresh water and refrigerate overnight. I made white peach iced tea and honestly the aroma of peaches is just beautiful, the tea is smooth made from white tea and with every sip it’s like biting into a fresh ripe juicy peach. Delicious and refreshing and so simple to make.

Now for the Chai, first let me say it has been hot out and as a general rule I only drink iced coffee or tea when it’s this hot, even my morning cup of coffee has ice in it. I saw that there is a short window this week where the temps are lower, in the mid 70’s and a cup of hot tea will be fine especially at night when it is getting down in the low 60’s.  Adagio has this really cool feature where you can create your own blend of tea it arrives in a tin which you customize with a photo or logo. I created a chai tea that is of my own design and geared to my taste, no cloves, I seriously dislike cloves and don’t even have any in my spice cabinet. See below the teas and spices that I chose.

Look at this adorable tin that I customized with my logo.  During the holidays I make gift baskets and plan on adding this to my baskets, how nice would it be to receive a custom tea blend. I love it,  it’s a brilliant idea.

Suzanne’s custom Chai blend

I brewed the chai in tea sachets when making one cup it’s easy to just spoon some into the paper packet, fold it over and brew right in the cup.

Chai Latté

For one cup (approx 8 oz)

2  tsp chai blend

1/2 cup whole milk or half and half (I mix whole milk and half and half)

organic sugar or honey (sweeten to your taste) I used a scant tbs

Brew the tea by placing the tea in your teapot or in a sachet directly in your mug or cup, heat the milk and sugar until almost scalding, the sugar should have dissolved. I like a 50/50 ratio of tea and milk but make it to suit your personal taste and make the tea as strong as you like adjusting the amount of tea and brewing time. Last year I got this cool portable milk frother, which made this even better.

Review: Well I have to admit I am pretty smitten with Adagio tea, it’s delicious full bodied tea and their site is easy to use and has so many cool features. There is all manner of tea paraphernalia, pots, accessories and of course an extensive assortment of delicious tea. A big thank you to the good people of Adagio for sending me this lovely gift.

25 Comments Post a comment
  1. It’s nice to put your creativity to such good use and come up with something you can use time and again and can gift others with. I’m glad this little treat suited you so well Suzanne.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    August 24, 2017
    • Hi David, I am always looking for cute and creative things to add to my holiday gift baskets and I love the idea of a customized tin of tea is wonderful!!Thank you so much and massive hugs back my friend.

      August 24, 2017
  2. In a warm climate as we are Tras (unless sweet cold tea) is unlikely to be around much. I can appreciate it though. Enjoy the teas!

    August 24, 2017
    • Ha, I know I don’t do hot when it’s hot. Ice cubes for me thank you!! The iced tea was really good. Already went through all that I made. Thanks Cheryl.

      August 24, 2017
  3. oops teas

    August 24, 2017
  4. Ooo. Thanks for sharing your opinion, Suzanne. This sounds wonderful. Your late recipe sounds delicious. As always the photos are gorgeous.
    I love chai tea and white tea as well. Maybe I can try them in a few months. (I’ve had an extra bad flare up of a painful irritated bladder condition [thankfully no infection involved], so I have to avoid acidic foods and drinks as much as possible… that includes tea. Yep — the middle of summer and I can’t have iced tea or lemonade… :/ )
    It looks like you are truly having a thriving Thursday! Hugs on the wing.

    August 24, 2017
    • Oh wow, nothing acidic for you. What about herbal tea? Can you have that? Thank you so much Teagan.

      August 24, 2017
  5. I love chai tea. Yum!

    August 24, 2017
  6. I love your cool gift idea! This sounds great Suzanne! Thanks for sharing

    August 24, 2017
  7. That tin is adorable! I love tea too and that white peach sounds so good. It would be delicious cold!

    August 24, 2017
    • Since the evenings are a little bit cooler at least for a few days I have been having a cup of the chai at night, It’s so good and I just love that tin, Thank you Julie.

      August 26, 2017
  8. Sandhya #

    Suzanne,
    I am crazy about all kinds of teas and especially a good chai. No matter what the temperature outside, I need my morning and afternoon tea. The variety of the teas and the customized tin look awesome!

    August 25, 2017
    • I bet you make an amazing chai blend. I love it, always have but everyone one I buy has cloves and thats why I love that you can make a custom blend. Love tea!! Thanks so much Sandhya.

      August 26, 2017
  9. That foamy cup of Chai looks perfect Suzanne!! Wish I could drop in and have a cup with you! I’m an iced tea fan too, especially in August. And I agree about the cloves– don’t have any in our cupboard either– the taste is too sharp! Haven’t heard of Adagio teas here– I’ll have to check around… Hope you have a good weekend ahead– We’re going to dear friends daughter’s wedding. Excited for that. OK Suzanne– stay cool!! hugs!

    August 25, 2017
    • Hi Rhonda, Adagio makes an awesome tea. I’ve had several now and they are all good. I really love the peach iced tea. Hope you are having a great time in Wisconsin and that your friends daughters wedding is amazing. Thank you so much.

      August 26, 2017
      • Thanks Suzanne– I found a variety of their teas on Amazon! xox

        August 29, 2017
  10. I love good tea. I will have to keep my eyes peeled for these. Love the tin! That is so awesome

    August 25, 2017
    • It really is wonderful, I love the company, every single tea I’ve tried has been delicious, Thanks so much Michelle.

      August 26, 2017
  11. I don’t think I ever had, but I have some friends who swear by the Adagio teas…

    August 26, 2017
    • Their tea is really good Anatoli, I am picky about tea and so far every single one I’ve tried has been wonderful. Thank you so much.

      August 26, 2017
  12. I’m not a fan of cloves either, Suzanne. I’d drink the chai tea you created. Sounds so good. The tin with your logo is adorable. Thanks for sharing the information about Adagio.

    September 10, 2017

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