"Hey, SweetTEA!"

By Lindsay Jawor

As Dolly Parton's Turvy Jones so eloquently phrased it, sweet tea is "the house wine of the South" (Steel Magnolias, 1989). And it seems to be true, from backyard barbeques to fine dining establishments; even McDonald's now offers Southern-style sweet tea. Enjoyed for decades in the Southeastern United States, sweet tea is making its way steadily north, east, and west, becoming a common beverage option throughout the country. So what's the story behind this summer favorite?

Hot tea was a part of American culture from its birth as an English colony. Most readers know the story... Read more >

End-of-Summer Tea Delights Abound

By Diana Rosen

The calendar indicates that summer is drawing to a close, however, the temperatures remain high, the lure of water sports stays strong and the desire for something cool and refreshing to eat or drink is easily satisfied with our favorite ingredients: Tea!

We suggest tea-infused Italian-style granitas, old-fashioned American popsicles or flavored ice cubes to satisfy both the most sophisticated palate and the kid-at-heart in anyone.

A few things to remember when making cold to icy drinks or foods with tea: always add more! Double the tea leaves or tea bags, add more sweetener and... Read more >

Sleep Tied to Memory and Learning

By Diana Rosen

What really happens inside our brains when we sleep? How are learning and memory connected? Can a good night's sleep help both mind and body?

These questions have intrigued scientists for generations, however a new study published in the journal Science may have provided the most specific answers yet to why sleep is important to learning and retention of memory.

Using advanced microscopy to examine the brain, the study uncovered the specific mechanisms of memory. There are connections between brain cells that form while we sleep, and these brain cells (synapses) need rest to retain... Read more >

Adagio World Cup Contest

By David Schloss

Adagio Teas is having a FIFA World Cup Contest. You can win a $20 gift certificate weekly and a $100 gift certificate grand prize.

Entering is simple, post the name of the team you think will win with the hashtag #teamadagio on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/adagioteas), or via Twitter or Instagram.

We'll draw a random winner weekly and they'll receive a $20 Adagio gift certificate for our online store.

When the World Cup is over on July 13th, we'll pick one person that posted the winning tea for a $100 gift certificate.

If you're looking for a good tea... Read more >

June Horoscope For Tea Lovers

By The AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali Edut

Join the chorus! Buzzing Gemini season has arrived, and the Sun visits this chatty sign until June 21. Have you noticed that everywhere you go seems a little noisier lately?

Quicksilver Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication, so during this time, everyone has an opinion, a witty comeback, or a zillion ideas brewing. It's a great time to stoke your intellectual curiosities, or even to write or teach about what you know. Are you the type that's a little slow to warm up, even shy in social situations? The white tea, peach and apricot in Adagio's Gemini Tea spark your playful... Read more >