I am a lucky duck! Being that I’m a big fan of tea, the fabulous folks at Adagio gave me a chance to review some of their teas. Of course I said HELL YES! Teenager and I pored over their catalog and picked out samples of about ten different teas and have been slowly working our way through them around vacation and all the crazy of summer (how is she busier now than she was during school???).
We started with Thai Chai, which is just fun to say. Had as a post dinner beverage following massaman curry from Paleo Takeout (which has a similar spice palette). From Adagio:
Creamy sweet coconut and playfully floral lemongrass highlight this succulent black tea chai blend. Let the aroma draw you in and you’ll swear, you hear it beckoning to come closer, just take a sip. We suggest two heaping teaspoons per 8 oz cup, sugar, cream or coconut milk if desired.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 5 minutes.
I have never been a big fan of chai. This one ended up being a random sample that got thrown in and as we dig this spice palette in curry, we thought we’d give it a try. I added a couple of spoonfuls of turbinado sugar and half and half. The verdict: I think I should’ve used more tea (I didn’t manage to use the two heaping spoonfuls), so overall it was a little bit weak for my taste, but the overall flavor was quite pleasant. The lemongrass was a really lovely note. Definitely worth trying again.