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Adagio Teas: Make Your Own Iced Tea

I was so exited when I found out I was the lucky winner of the lovely Em from Em’s World Adagio Teas Giveaway.I’ve had never won a giveaway before so I was especially thrilled to find out I had been selected. When it arrived the other day, I was so impressed at the huge selection of iced tea I received I thought wow, this definitely deserves it’s own blog post. I want to show off my new tea-goodies to the blogging world…

So here it is: an absolutely HUGE box of different iced teas with a glass pitcher too. Thank you Em and Adagio Teas!

In the box there were 7 full sized packs and 8 sample packs of iced tea. The full sized packs have 6 bags in each and the sample packets had 2 each so by my calculations that makes a grand total of 58 pitchers of iced tea!

There is such a wide variety of different flavours too – I was in iced tea heaven. 

I’m so impressed with the 1.2L glass pitcher! This is going to be perfect for sitting in the garden this summer sipping a refreshing glass of iced tea. This can hold around 4 cups of tea so ideal for a nice little ice tea garden party with your tea-drinking buddies.

Adagio Teaspride themselves on the fact that they deliver the best quality and value, they import teas directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them.

There is a really interesting section on their website where you can read Q&A’s and stories from different farmers who supply their tea. This is called theRoots Campaign which I think is brilliant and you can learn so much about teas from around the world. 

From a Chamomile tea farmer in Sakaran Village, Egypt: “My favorite part of growing and collecting Chamomile is the nice beautiful looking fields in the winter. I really like going up in the morning to see our land covered with bright white colour from a distance, and the closer I get to it, the yellow and green colours make a divine mix; something from God. Secondly, the village is in a good mood and people are usually happy, I don’t know why. Maybe because most marriages and celebrations happen after the Chamomile crop. Finally, I earn some nice pocket money for myself and to help my family a little bit.

Peach iced tea is one of my favourites, so I was super keen to give this one a try first.

The peach tea bags had such a gorgeous peachy aroma, you can tell they are good quality and they looked very posh too. On the packet: Contains oolong tea from Taiwan with the summer flavour of perfectly ripened fruit. Sounds delightful.

By looking at the website I read there are two ways you can make this: 1. Simply place the bag overnight in a pitcher of cold water. Awake to find a tea rich in flavour and aroma. 2. For quicker preparation, steep in hot water for five minutes and add ice.

I obviously went for the quickest option (patience is not really my thing) and five minutes later I was ready to enjoy a refreshing glass of peach oolong iced tea. Yum! It’s so quick and simple to make and perfect if you are a tea lover but want something a little cooling on a hot day. 

I added a drizzle of honey and this was absolutely delicious and much healthier than the sugary shop-bought varieties.

There are so many amazing sounding flavours to try! A few which have caught my eye already are white peach, mango, rooibos vanilla, citron green and blood orange iced teas. I am curious to know what white fuzzy navel iced tea tastes like too!

This is such a fantastic giveaway prize and I know I am going to be enjoying lots of iced tea over the summer. Thanks again to Emand Adagio Teas for keeping me in teas for the next few months! Are you an iced tea fan? Which flavors would you like to try?

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78 Comments

  1. July 9, 2018 / 7:12 am

    Ive never ever drank iced tea before but this blogpost has me tempted! I’d love to give mango a go because you can’t wrong with sweet mangoes!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks so much Soffy! 💖 I’ve tried the mango one and it’s really tasty and fruity. I’d definitely recommend 💕😘 xx

  2. July 9, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Aww, congratulations on winning the giveaway! This looks like such an amazing prize! I don’t tend to drink iced tea much, but I do agree – this looks perfect for hanging out in the garden and having something summery. 🙂 I’d definitely like to try the mango one, because I usually love anything mango flavoured. Oh, by the way, I love your “Little Miss Blogger” mug, that’s amazing! 😀 x

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 6:30 pm

      Thanks so much Ruth! 💖 The mango flavour is so nice, really fruity and summery. Glad you enjoyed the post, the Little Miss Blogger mug is from Amazon 😘💕 xx

  3. July 9, 2018 / 9:51 am

    Ah you’re so lucky you won this! I absolutely adore iced tea and haven’t had it in ages. In fact next time I’m near a shop I’m definitely going to grab myself a Lipton because this post has got me craving it now! 🙂 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny! 💖 Iced tea is so tasty and refreshing! Hope you enjoy your Lipton! 😍 xx

  4. July 9, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Wow, that’s an amazing giveaway, I can’t believe how many teas you got and a pitcher too – congratulations! The peach teas look amazing, I love iced peach tea. I drink quite a lot of iced tea in the summer because it’s so much more refreshing than other cold drinks. My favourite at the moment is fresh mint tea from the garden, it’s a real cool-me-down thirst quencher. And I am intrigued to find out what white fuzzy navel tastes like too – can’t wait to see, haha! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa! 💖 Fresh mint tea sounds so nice and refreshing! That’s awesome you can grow your own and have a constant supply 😍. He he, fuzzy navel sounds interesting.. still yet to try that one 😜 xx

  5. July 9, 2018 / 10:27 am

    I love Adagio Teas but haven’t tried their iced teas. I think I need too.
    What a fab giveaway! Congrats x

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks so much Kim! 💖 I was so lucky to win such an awesome prize! 😍 xx

  6. Shaun
    July 9, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    This looks like a great giveaway 😄. You’ve got quite a selection of iced teas there ☕️☺️. I fancy trying a couple myself 👍. The peach 🍑 and blood orange 🍊 sound nice! A brilliant post Bexa 😄😍💖😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks so much Shaun 💖. They are such tasty teas, you are welcome to give them a try too! 😍😘☺️ xxxx

  7. Jasmin
    July 9, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    OOH, these sound amazing! I’m not that into a tea, to be honest, but iced tea sounds like something even I could try! I find tea better for my throat when I’m ill haha, so been sipping it for the past couple of evenings.

    lots of love, Jasmin
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Thanks so much Jasmin 💖. Iced tea is such a refreshing drink, I’d definitely recommend and hope you feel better soon! 😘 xx

  8. July 9, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    I love iced tea! such a refreshing drink! and so perfect with that heat wave! Making your own sounds so cool! Loving the ida!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      Thanks Corinne! 💖 I’ve never made my own before but it’s so simple and tasty! 💕😘 xx

  9. Aisling
    July 9, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    That looks so good, I love iced tea. I have my own post about ice-coffe because it’s perfect for summer

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Thanks so much! Iced coffee sounds so delicious and refreshing! 💕😘 xx

  10. July 9, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    I’ve only really had ice tea once or twice but this post has really made me want some! They just look so refreshing and would be perfect for this hot weather. Your package of iced tea looks so great! Lovely post x

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks so much Aaliyah 💖. It was such a great giveaway, I was really lucky 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post xx

  11. July 9, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    I never knew that there was so much choice in iced tea! It’s a drink I haven’t had in a long time but I used to find it really refreshing. I’m partial to lemon but got to say I loved the sound of peach iced tea. Your blog is always a great read and makes me happy! Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:22 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your lovely kind comment 💖. You are so sweet 😘. Glad you enjoyed post! xx

  12. Natonya
    July 9, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    WOW that tea bundle is awesome! Congrats on winning your first giveaway Bexa😁 You should totally host a tea party for your friend’s in the garden that would be so sweet. I certainly want to try white peach and mango those are my favorite tea flavors.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      Thanks Natonya 💖. He he, yes an iced tea party sounds like a brilliant idea, especially in this lovely weather! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  13. July 9, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Amazing giveaway, so lucky you won <3

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much! xx 💖😘

  14. July 9, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Oh my I love iced tea! How perfect is that pitcher too that came with the teas, such a generous size and it’s definitely come at the right time in the middle of this heat wave hasn’t it! x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks so much Ellis! 💖 It really is the perfect prize for the summer, I’ve enjoyed so many cups if iced tea already 😍. Glad you enjoyed the post xx

  15. July 9, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    What a brilliant giveaway, congrats on winning, I love iced tea and this is such a generous prize! 🙂
    Peach iced tea is my favourite too, even though it attracts all the bees which isn’t so fun…heh.
    I’ve not heard of Adagio before so it’s good to know they have such a variety of flavours, I’ll definitely be checking them out for a refreshing treat in this heatwave!
    Great post lovely xx

    Jessica | jessinwonderland.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Jessica! 💖 Peach iced tea is delicious, just gotta watch out for those bees 🙈. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely! 💕😘 xx

  16. July 9, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Ooo congratulations on the giveaway! I LOVE iced tea so much, I used to make lemon ice tea all the time! The blood orange one sounds delicious and would definitely be one I’d like to try too!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks so much Hels! 💖 I’m working my way through the flavours and looking forward to try the blood orange one too! Glad you enjoyed the post 💕😘 xx

  17. July 9, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Congrats on winning the giveaway! I think the only time I drank iced tea was when I worked in America 10 years ago…might have to start drinking it again! I love your Little Miss Blogger mug – where did you get it from?

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks so much Nicola! 💖 It’s such a refreshing drink! The Little Miss Blogger mug is from Amazon 💕😘 xx

  18. July 9, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    I’m so glad you liked your prize Bexa! Thanks again for entering my giveaway! To everyone who says they’re not a fan of tea/iced tea, I wasn’t either until I tried it but in particular the berry iced teas are AMAZING <3 xx

    Em ~ http://thisisemsworld.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks so much Em! 💖 It’s such an awesome giveaway prize, I was so lucky! 😍 I’m working my way through the flavours and will look forward trying the berry one! Thanks again lovely! 💕😘 xx

  19. July 9, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    Wow that is an awesome prize pack! Congrats! The tea lover in me is super jealous right now 😛 and that white peach iced tea sounds AMAZING for the summer! Let me know how it is!

    Stef | forkandveg.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks so much Stef 💖 White peach is such a tasty one! So fruity & refreshing 😍 xx

  20. July 9, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    I’m ever so slightly embarrassed to say I’ve never tried iced tea and I have no idea why because I’ve always wondered what it tastes like. This looks like such an amazing giveaway prize to win! I couldn’t believe how many flavours you got! I love the sound of the peach one! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks so much Sophie! 💖 I was so lucky to get so much iced tea! The peach one is such a nice flavour 😍 xx

  21. July 10, 2018 / 5:26 am

    Oooo I love Iced tea but I haven’t made it in years as very sweet. This seems perfect and I love the mug too!

    Enjoy making it and congratulations for winning the prize!

    Kate xx
    http://www.mummywho.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks so much Kate! 💖 This one isn’t sweet so you gotta add a bit of honey or something. Glad you liked the mug too, it’s from Amazon 😍 xx

  22. July 10, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I must admit, I’m not a tea fan-and I don’t drink it. (It makes me feel very sick.) But this looks so appetising, this post!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks Lydia! 💖 Glad it looks appetising, that’s such a compliment from a non tea fan 💕😄 xx

  23. July 10, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Ooo I love ice tea in the summer! It’s the perfect combination of sweetness and cold! Congrats on winning the giveaway 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks so much Lex! It’s a really nice refreshing drink in this lovely weather 💖 xx

  24. July 10, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    I’m so jealous, I love ice tea and have proper stocked up this summer!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks Chloe! Iced tea in the summer is so refreshing! 💖 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much Meredith 💖 Peach iced tea is so nice! 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks Emily! 💖 I hope you enjoy it if you try some 😘 xx

  25. July 10, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Oh my GOSH these look amazing!! I absolutely love iced tea and I’ve tried making my own so many times but it just doesn’t taste as good as the ones in the shops. I especially love Peach so i’m so, so jealous you got a peach one! Man I need to get my hands on some of these for myself to try, my other half would love them too! Lovely post and pics Bexa 😄
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Aww thanks so much Alice! 💖 Peach is such a tasty flavour, so fruity and refreshing! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  26. July 10, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    I’ve always been tempted at the thought of an Iced tea as it looks super refreshing but I’ve never had one but after reading this I think I just might! It’s seems like the perfect thing to drink right now with all the hot weather.

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks so much Samantha 💖 It’s such a tasty drink and especially refreshing in this hot weather 😍 xx

  27. July 10, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    I’ve only ever had the Nestle peach ice tea which I LOVE and also the American ice tea which is literally just cold normal tea (yuck). This sounds so nice though!! And great post chick!!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much Hannah! 💖 I’ve had Nestle peach ice tea when I’ve been on holiday and really love it! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  28. July 10, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I’ve actually never drunk ice tea before but this looks absolutely delicious! Congrats on winning such an awesome prize!

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 5:38 am

      Thanks so much Charlotte 💖 It was such a great prize, I was so lucky! 😘 xx

  29. July 10, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I’m not a fan of tea so I’ve never tried Iced Tea but honestly these different flavours sound gorgeous! I love peach flavoured things so now I’m really intrigued and want to try some! Also that pitcher would be perfect for cocktails in the sun too!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 5:39 am

      Thanks so much Jess! 💖 The peach flavour is so nice and refreshing, perfect for the summer! 😘 xx

  30. July 10, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    awesome post, congratulations on winning!! im not a big iced tea fan myself but i will have to tell my friends and family about this seeing as they love iced tea!! x

    -mich
    simplymich.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 5:41 am

      Thanks so much Mich 💖 glad you enjoyed the post and hope your friends & family like it too! 😘 xx

  31. July 10, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I’m not a fan of iced or fruit teas but these look so amazing, I might just have to give them a try! xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 5:58 am

      Thanks so much Morgie! 💖 Hope you enjoy them if you try! 😘 xx

  32. July 10, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    YAY congratulations on winning the giveaway! That’s amazing that it even comes with it’s own pitcher as well – they’ve thought of everything in terms of keeping it in your fridge. 58 pitchers of tea yesss now that is a great amount of tea! That’s amazing that Adagio Teas imports tea directly from where they are grown, because different climates means different types of tea so they must have a great variety!

    I haven’t heard of the first method of placing the bag overnight in a pitcher of cold water, but definitely the latter is what I do when I feel like making myself Iced Chai Tea!

    I’d definitely try the peach one!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 6:08 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Sahara 💖. I was so lucky to get so much tea! The peach flavour is so nice and refreshing, perfect for the summer! 😘 xx

  33. July 10, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Wow, what a big bundle of tea, I’d be over the moon! That’s a hefty supply there but knowing me I’d soon drink through it haha, iced tea and iced coffee are my absolute favourites. I’ve always wanted to make my own iced tea but I can never seem to get it quite right – I’m amazed by how easy these sound to make! And I love how there’s lots of info on their website, reading the little section from the Chamomile farmer was really humbling. I’d love to try out the peach flavour as that’s my favourite too! x

    Alice | http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 6:24 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Alice! 💖 He he, I’m doing pretty well in drinking it, it’s so refreshing and tasty 😍. It was so interesting to read about the chamomile farmer too. Peach is such a nice flavour, glad you enjoyed the post lovely! 😘 xx

  34. July 10, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I’ll be getting some of this.. I absolutely love peach tea, but not all peach teas are good so I’m willing to give this a try💓

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 6:26 am

      Thanks so much Jaleysa! Hope you enjoy the tea! 💖 xx

  35. July 10, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Congrats Bexa on winning the giveaway! I don’t like iced tea, but would love to try the peach iced tea. Indeed an amazing giveaway.

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 6:30 am

      Thanks so much Aditi! 💖 The peach tea is such a tasty and refreshing flavour 😘 xx

  36. July 11, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Wow! What a great prize! I love a bit of Iced Tea!! The pitcher is great (I’m waiting for my invitation to join one of your garden parties!!) I really like the touch they’ve added with the section that tells you about the tea makers. It’s such a great way to connect with the world around you and educate yourself. It almost makes you feel as if you know the farmer a little! The flavours all sound great! Let me know how the blood orange is! It’s one of my fave flavours!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 10:15 am

      Thanks so much for the lovely thoughtful comment Molly! 💖 I love the bit on the website about getting to know the farmer too, it’s so interesting! I’ve tried blood orange and it’s really fruity and tasty! Glad you enjoyed the post lovely 😘 xx

  37. July 12, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Omg yum! I don’t particularly like ice tea that much but this post is seriously changing my mind. Congrats on winning the giveaway Bexa! These photos are so cute too! xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com/

    • Bexa
      Author
      July 14, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Thanks so much Alys! 💖 I was so lucky to get so much tea! 😘 xx

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