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Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Randy Buckner » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:19 pm

Good? Bad? Ugly?

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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Sue W » Sun Sep 10, 2006 4:11 pm

Randy,

I haven't tried Adagio Teas, but I've had great service from Harney and Sons, out of Salisbury, CT. Great website, easy to navigate. Teas are wonderful and run the gamut from green to black and everything in between. One thing I like is how they rate the tea for aroma, body, and briskness. This helps me to identify what I might like.

http://www.harney.com/index.html


Let me know what you think of Adagio (if you order from them). I just might give them a try as well.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Carl Eppig » Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:47 pm

Been getting ours from Wendell in MA for three decades.

http://www.marktwendell.com/index.html

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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Howard » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:39 pm

My two cents:

We've used ten ren tea for years with wonderful service and terrific teas.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Randy Buckner » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:55 pm

Sue, Carl, Howard: Thanks for the links -- I added them all. I went ahead and ordered some Irish Breakfast from Adagio. If not to my liking, I'll try another site as recommended by you.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Andrew Shults » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:19 pm

I've purchased too large orders from them and have been happy with the service both times. My favorite is their Yunan Gold, and it must be other people's favorite too because it's frequently out of stock due to limited supply.

I've tried several black, oolong, green, flavored, and rooibos teas and they've been good (or at least true to type...I tried samples of some teas that weren't my thing). However, their herbal teas aren't up to the quality of the rest (at least to my taste).

Hope you enjoy your Irish Breakfast.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Randy Buckner » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:02 pm

Hope you enjoy your Irish Breakfast.


Thanks. I'll report back with the results.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Carl Eppig » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:21 pm

There is nothing like Irish Breakfast tea on a rainy morning. Does it ever rain out there?
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Randy Buckner » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:44 pm

Does it ever rain out there?


Never....

The tea arrived quicker than expected yesterday. Not only did it arrive promptly, but they followed up with an email today saying it should have arrived and to call if any problems.

The tea itself is better than expected. It is extremely flavorful and makes great iced tea as well.

I am very pleased with Adagio Teas.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by James Roscoe » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:17 pm

Let me ask a stupid question. How much better are these teas than something like Twinings that is available at the supermarket?

Are there any looseleaf teas other than Twinings I should get? I love looseleaf tea and make a big pot every Sat. and Sun. Are the internet sites the cheapest for tea that is significantly better?

I apologize for tagging on to this thread, but I figured it was in the same topic.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Stuart Yaniger » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:43 pm

James Roscoe wrote:Let me ask a stupid question. How much better are these teas than something like Twinings that is available at the supermarket?



If my experiences with the tea shop in the Ferry Building in SF are any indication, hugely. Not only better, but a much greater variety. Damn, that's all I needed, another expensive passion...
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by James Roscoe » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:06 pm

Stuart Yaniger wrote:If my experiences with the tea shop in the Ferry Building in SF are any indication, hugely. Not only better, but a much greater variety. Damn, that's all I needed, another expensive passion...


Exactly, although I don't drink coffee at all. Thanks.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Carl Eppig » Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:15 pm

[quote="Randy Buckner"][quote]
----and makes great iced tea as well.

The IBT we've enjoyed for years had a smokey cast to it. Can't see making ice tea out of it!
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Randy Buckner » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:16 pm

Can't see making ice tea out of it!


No namby pamby sun tea for me, Carl. I want some body to it.
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Re: Has anyone purchased tea from Adagio Teas in NJ?

by Carl Eppig » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:53 pm

Bucko,

For the best iced tea you ever dreamed of, get Blackcurrent Tea from Wendell. Tastes a little like Cabernet.

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