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Enjoyment Mother's Day Tea Gift

Monthly Musings May 2010

Christine Rillo

May brings about spring flowers and Mother's Day. Honor the very special women in your life by presenting them a gift of liquid flowers and honey. Check out our various gift sets that will put a smile on her face this Mother's Day. Please also check out our newly launched Masters collection and anTEAdote special promotion.

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Enjoyment

Monthly Musings: April 2010

Christine Rillo

Happy April! Wishing everyone a happy Easter and Passover. Check out two new topical tea books to hit the bookstore shelves this month. And since it's the beginning of a new month, be sure to check out our newest farmer in our Roots Campaign. To be up to date with all things Adagio, be sure to follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook!

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Enjoyment Growing Chamomile

Your Own Herbal Tea Garden

Christine Rillo

As the weather gets warmer, it becomes perfect weather to grow your own herbal tea garden. Check out this article for an easy how-to and suggestions to create your own tisane filled garden- the perfect way to introduce fresh and inexpensive ingredients into your springtime tea drinking.

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Enjoyment Irish Corned Beef

Get Green this St. Patrick's Day

Christine Rillo

St. Patrick's Day is usually celebrated with pints of Guinness or if you're a tetoler, strong brews of black Irish Breakfast. Try something new this year and try to inject more green into your celebrations, but including some popular green teas alongside favorite Irish foods.

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Enjoyment Adagio Teas on the iPhone

Monthly Musings February 2010

Christine Rillo

Activi-TEA for the month:try a new tea every day this month and keep a log of your personal recommendation, steeping preferences, and tasting notes. Great to revisit later on this year! Also, check our our gift sets for hassle-free Valentine's Day shopping as well as our popular Valentines flavored tea for a really sweet holiday tea.

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Drinks & Eats Fujian Baroque black tea

Tea and Fine Food Pairings

Christine Rillo

If staying in for Valentine's Day is in your plans this year, why not treat you and your loved ones to a special tasting menu of fine foods prepared at home paired with some spectacular teas from Adagio? Read about some great teas and what foods they'll make a perfect match with for both your savory and sweet dishes.

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Enjoyment Charles Cain

Monthly Musings: January 2010

Christine Rillo

Happy New Year to all our wonderful customers! Read about some exciting news, products, and changes coming to Adagio Teas in 2010. We announce TeaRetailer.com our blog chronicling our journey to open a retail location in Chicago (late 2010). Please also check out Zack Luye's Adagio TeaV for our first ever Signature Blend Awards 2009 and our latest Roots Campaign tea farmer.

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Enjoyment Tea Honey

Monthly Musings: December 2009

Christine Rillo

The holidays are upon us! Be sure to keep an eye out for a new product- perfect for any stocking; Savannah Bee Company's Tea Honey. The holidays just got sweeter! Please also check out our main article on useful tips for shopping on our website this holiday season. Stock up on holidays flavored teas before they're gone!

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Enjoyment Dongshan Dolce

Monthly Musings November 2009

Christine Rillo

November news includes the arrival of five exquisite Chinese teas you may have overlooked last month. Please also check out some new flavors- our savory teas! We are also pleased to present a new tea farmer featured in this month's Roots Campaign. Note: a percentage of sales from their particular tea will be donated directly to the farmer.

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Tea in Art Art by Jeff Axelrod

Tea and Art: Jeff Axelrod

Christine Rillo

Jeff Axelrod lived a busy life that brought him all over the country to at last, Sausalito, California where he is an artist with an interesting medium- tea. Using tea he brews he paints with a spectrum of colors and creates intricate works of art.

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Enjoyment Ku Cha Tea

Monthly Musings October 2009

Christine Rillo

October brings back Adagio Teas' popular holiday flavors: Pumpkin Spice, Candy Apple, Chestnut, Cranberry, Gingerbread, and Candy Cane. Christine shares some tea related places to visit while in Boulder, Colorado. Also, we are pleased to annouce another month in our Adagio Roots Campaign, where Adagio Teas gives back a percentage of a particular teas' sales to the farmer that makes that tea possible.

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Culture 'Thai' Tea

Blending Teas

Christine Rillo

Inspired by all the different signature blends on our website? You too can take a crack at blending something tasty and unique. Check out this article on getting the inspiration and idea for a blend. Then head over to our website to purchase a blend or make one of your very own.

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Profile Jack Cheng

Steepster.com: The Internet's very own tea party!

Christine Rillo

Steepster.com is the internet's very own tea party! This ever-growing website the place to be if you are either a tea connoisseur or novice. The site allows you to write and share reviews on any tea out there in the world. Read about Steepster.com and how they are making it easier for you to learn and love tea!

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Enjoyment TeaChat website

Monthly Musings August 2009

Christine Rillo

Ever wonder the best way to cold brew a lovely first flush Sencha? Try checking out TeaChat.com. The newly redesigned site has over a thousand posters actively writing about all things teas. Be sure to check out our main article on tea connoisseur, Jason Walker. Also, Christine's contest for Adagio Teas Summer Vacation pics is still going on, so send your pics to her. You could win tea!

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Enjoyment anTEAdote iced teas

Monthly Musings July 2009

Christine Rillo

If you still haven't, stock up on our ready-to-drink, super-refreshing bottled anTEAdote which is on sale at 2 cases or more until the end of the summer. Also, I want to see where you are enjoying your tea this summer! Send in your favorite summer vacation pictures (with a cup of tea in hand!) to our TeaMuse.com editor for a chance to be featured in next month's TeaMuse and a tin of Christine's favorite Adagio Tea for iced tea.

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Tea in Art Pages from his tea notebook

Tea in Art: Artist Mithun Jayaram

Christine Rillo

Mithun Jayaram is an Indian based artist who utilizes used tea leaves collected from his local tearoom. He then goes on to observe the drying process that he subjects his used tea leaves to and creates works of art from dried leaves and other material he recycles.

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Enjoyment Adagio Teas' new design

Monthly Musings June 2009

Christine Rillo

Check out our new site layout and let us know what you think! Please feel free to submit your suggestions and feedback as we are still working on making our site as user-friendly as possible! We are also looking to offer some new products- tea cookies and tea chocolates. Spring Darjeeling and Nepal First Flush teas 2009 harvests are now available!

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Enjoyment Father's Day is around the corner

Father's Day Tea

Christine Rillo

Stumped on what to get Dad this year for Father's Day? Check out this article with some helpful suggestions on how to put together a unique gift for Dad. We included a list of distinctive teas to match any father's personality!

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Reviews Outside the Tearoom

Tea With an Accent

Christine Rillo

A review of Tea With an Accent, a beautiful tea room in Yardley, Pennsylvania. I brought my mother here for a Mother's Day tea, and we had a great time! This year we don't plan on taking tea at a tea room, but instead will be throwing our own tea party. Many ideas from this outing, perhaps you can get some as well for your own festivites!

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Enjoyment Masala Chai

Monthly Musings May 2009

Christine Rillo

Discover the world of chai with our new chai line! Also, tips on how to prepare chai the traditional way, and a chance to win one of our chai samplers. Check out our current promotion- discounts off our popular, all organic ready to drink anTEAdote bottled teas!

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Reviews The Teashop Girls

The Teashop Girls: Tea and Youth Lit

Christine Rillo

A review of the first in a series for young adults, The Teashop Girls by Laura Shafer. The story revolves around a trio of friends and the tea room they work at after school, and the trials and tribulations they face during that very interesting time of their young lives.

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Enjoyment Yunnan Gold Tea

Monthly Musings March 2009

Christine Rillo

Is spring coming or what? Try your hand at luck by entering into our St. Patrick's Day giveaway. Springtime also brings the arrival of samples of your favorite teas. Check out Zack Luye's Adagio TeaV on our website and try out one of our new Signature Blend samplers - which features a sample of all the teas that will be reviewed that month. Happy March!

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Enjoyment Pour Some Honey on Tea

The Buzz On Honey

Christine Rillo

Try a little honey in your cup of tea today! A useful article on varieties of honey and some pairings with Adagio Teas and Tropical Blossom Honey. Learn some useful facts about this sweet nectar to share with your busy bees the next time you sit down to tea time.

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Culture Tea by Candlelight

Steeped in Romance

Christine Rillo

Want to incorporate tea in your Valentine's day festivities? Check out this list of simple ways to infuser a little tea into your romantic evening. Also read up on some useful facts and conversation starters regarding our favorite beverage.

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Drinks & Eats Firefly

Tea and Spirits

Christine Rillo

Make your holidays a bit merrier! Explore a range of new tea-infused liquor products to make your holiday entertaining a bit more unique. Website information to where to purchase, recipes, and other teas.

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Enjoyment Fresh Arrivals Sampler

Monthly Musings November 2008

Christine Rillo

A monthly message from our TeaMuse.com editor. We are proud to unveil our line of 'Fresh Arrivals' from China- premium black, green, and white Chinese teas. We also have in stock our Tea Chest, which will make the perfect gift for any tea lover on your gift list.

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Reviews Zodiac Signature Blend Series

Creating the Perfect Gift: Signature Blends

Christine Rillo

Curious about making your own Signature Blend? It's not as challenging as it may seem. All you need is a love for tea and some creativity. We all know how great it is to receive a gift made just for you- imagine the tea love in your life receiving a Signature Blend conjured up just for them? We present in this article a primer on how to make the perfect Signature Blend for everyone on your list.

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Enjoyment graviTEA Water Pitcher

Monthly Musings October 2008

Christine Rillo

Autumn is here! Enjoy the cooler weather with a beavy of new flavors: Rhubarb Green, White Cucumber, Hazelnut, Hazelnut Honeybush, Guanabanana, and Coconut Pouchong. Starting your gift shopping early? Check out our new tea chest, in two varieties and our new graviTEA water filtration system.

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Enjoyment Apples!

Monthly Musings September 2008

Christine Rillo

September is the gateway to a very special time- it's apple harvest! Our author's unfortunate allergy to this beloved fall fruit prevents her from enjoying fresh apples from the tree, but with Adagio's premium flavored Apple tea and Rooibos Cinnamon Apple anyone can enjoy the juicy, sweet flavor of this fruit any time of the year.

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Culture Olympic Pu-Erh

Olympic Worthy Tea

Christine Rillo

In 2008, the 29th Olympics were hosted in the largest tea-producing country in the world; China. As tea is one of China's gifts to the world, many Olympic-exclusive teas and merchandise were produced. Come check out what special products were offered during this special event.

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Enjoyment Keeping Cool!

Monthly Musings July 2008

Christine Rillo

Summer weather may not entice one to enjoy a piping hot cup of tea. When that heat hits tea enthusiasts and novices alike look for a refreshing glass or pitcher of iced tea. Enjoy the many options for iced tea as well as an easy summertime recipe using Adagio's own Jasmine ready to drink bottled anTEAdote.

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Enjoyment Stop and Smell the Tea

Monthly Musings June 2008

Christine Rillo

Not able to attend the annual World Tea Expo? Here is a recap of some great products found at the show. Also, in Adagio Teas news, World Tea Expo was like a family reunion as the team met up from every corner of the world, many of us meeting each other for the first time.

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Tea in Art The Teacart Under the Bridge

Michelle Brody, Tea Art

Christine Rillo

Tea to many people is thought of as a communal drink; something to be shared with a loved one at the end of the day, friends during weekly get-togethers,in a group over a special meal, or-with a total stranger. In her project entitled, Tea House Productions, artist Michele Brody aims to share the comfort and ceremony of taking people she meets at her installations.

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Enjoyment Spring Tea

Monthly Musings May 2008

Christine Rillo

Some tea news and goodies from the annual Coffee and Tea Festival in New York City. Tavalon's tea gummies are sweet, tea infused treats; a fun snack when you're looking to cure that sweet, fruity craving. Check out also our new Spring tea arrivals.

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Enjoyment Picture Courtesy of Lindsey Wilson College

Monthly Musings March 2008

Christine Rillo

In Like a Lion...Out Like a Lamb. This month marks some milestones for some Adagio Tea members. Congrats to Christine and Cynthia! Also, a frequent poster on our TeaChat.com boards hosts his own tea party at college; an educational and tea-filled seminar for those new to tea.

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Enjoyment Chocolates

Love, Tea is in the Air

Christine Rillo

How to incorporate tea on this yearly celebration of love. Aw.A list of beautiful tea gifts that your loved one will go gaga for. Or if you don't have a loved one in your life, feel free to indulge yourself with these exquisite treats.

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Drinks & Eats Cheese Spread

Tea and Cheese

Christine Rillo

An unexpected but fun pairing; great for entertaining! Read this handy guide on how to host your own tea and cheese pairing. A primer on cheeses and what teas pair well with them, and other tips to host a successful party.

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Reviews Queenie, In-House Tea Expert

Amai Tea and Bake House

Christine Rillo

Amai Tea and Bake House sits on an unassuming stretch of Third Avenue, nestled between a deli and a Chinese-Spanish fusion cuisine restaurant. Though there is no official signage out front indicating its presence just yet, the brand new tearoom is ready to welcome you inside for a cup of tea and one of their famous tea sweets.

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Enjoyment Amai Tea and Bake House

Hello Tea Connoisseurs!

Christine Rillo

Hello Tea Connoisseurs! Our TeaMuse Christine gets ready for the holiday season. Check out her trip to Amai Tea and Bake House in the East Village, NYC as she speaks to owner Kelli Barnard about her fantastic tea treats. Are you ready for the holidays?

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Reviews 11:11 Teahouse

11:11 Teahouse

Christine Rillo

On Christine's first business trip, she's faced with long delays at the airport, falling off her bed in the hotel room, and the hot, hot Atlanta heat. Refuge awaits her though at the hip, 11:11 Teahouse that reminds her a little bit of life before business trips.

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Reviews Guayaki Bottled Yerba Mate

Stay Awake, Mate

Christine Rillo

Confused to what Yerba Mate is? Your questions are answered here. Read up on this popular herb and its energizing properties. We also review our favorite yerba mate brands and let you know where you can get the tastiest mate online.

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Profile Lindsey Goodwin

Lindsey Goodwin, Vee Teas

Christine Rillo

Profiles in Tea series. Come read about Lindsey 'Vee' Goodwin, a tea connoisseur who has made her passion for tea her living, with her tea tour company based out of NYC, Vee's Teas. She blogs and writes freelance about all things tea and has many facts and stories about Camila sinensis to share.

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