Adagio Teas’s Mango

Mango by Adagio Teas
Black Tea / Flavoured
$7.00USD for 6 quart-sized pouches

Adagio Teas has provided me with Mango as a sample with the Tea Advent Calendar (you can still find highlights from me opening all 24 days on my Instagram, @onemoresteep), a review of this tea was not requested.

First Impressions

Mango is a curious black tea blend from Adagio Teas. I received it as a sample when Adagio Teas sent me their 2019 Tea Advent Calendar, and I decided why not try and review it! It came as a pitcher-ready tea bag, so it’s fairly big. I did open up the pitcher tea bag to get a better look at the tea blend inside. The material feels a bit silky, I’m not sure what it’s made of.

Mango smells just like the mango fruit – I can’t make out the black tea base, but I’m not upset about it because it smells just like the fruit and I’m excited for it. Mango consists of: black tea, mango pieces, natural mango flavour and marigold petals.


Adagio Teas recommends steeping Mango overnight in 4 cups of water (1 quart) with the cold brew/cold steep method.

If you want to try Mango as a hot tea, Adagio Teas recommends steeping in 212°F (100°C) water for 3 minutes.

Despite it being a winter wonderland outside the day that I decided to do this, I opted to cold steep Mango directly in my pitcher (this one!) with 1 quart of water (fun fact, 1 US quart is equal to 946mL). I used room temperature water that was previously boiled, and then popped the pitcher into the fridge for approximately 6hrs.

First Taste

Mango steeps to a lovely golden orange colour. It’s a very clear colour, and smells amazing. The aroma is primarily that of the mango fruit and it smells sweet. Surprisingly, the tea itself isn’t as sweet as I was expecting it – but there is no added sugar in the ingredients so perhaps I should have thought of that. The flavour is sweet and fruity, with a nice crispness to it. The black tea base is quite present in the steeped tea – I found it to have a bit of a nutty flavour to it which balances well against the more sweet, mango flavours.

I don’t really think it requires a lot of sweetener – but if you decide to add something to it, I would recommend something that easily dissolves in cold water (like agave syrup).

A Second Cup?

Due to the nature of the preparation of Mango, I did not opt to resteep the leaves.

My Overall Impression

I loved Adagio Teas’s Mango. I thought this black tea blend smelled and tasted like what I expected from a tea that calls itself Mango. I enjoyed the fact that it had multiple methods of steeping instructions – and I went for the one suggested on the packaging. It has a pleasant freshness to it that can only be captured in a cup of iced tea, and I think it’d be great in the summer time (perhaps with a wedge of lemon on the side?). Do take care when adding sweetener though, as the mango fruit itself does add some sweetness and you wouldn’t want to overwhelm it..

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Adagio Teas’s Tea Advent Calendar

Tea Advent Calendar by Adagio Teas
Black Tea, Fruit Infusion, Green Tea, Herbal Infusion, Oolong Tea, Rooibos, White Tea / Straight & Flavoured
$29USD for 24 assorted teas

Adagio Teas has provided me with Tea Advent Calendar for the purposes of writing an honest review.

First Impressions

Adagio Teas asked me if I wanted to give their annual Tea Advent Calendar a try – and of course my answer was yes! This is going to be a bit of a different review as I’m not going to be giving any spoilers to the advent calendar and talking about the general product itself. It came quite nicely packaged in a sturdy shipping carton – there was an appropriate level of padding for the calendar box itself.

Each door for the calendar is perforated for easy opening, and all numbered so you drink in order. According to the product page, each day consists of an individually wrapped tea bag. There are no repeats, with 24 teas (and tisanes) in total. A nice little countdown to Christmas, if you ask me! The total weight of the tea isn’t listed on the packaging, and I couldn’t find it online. However, Adagio Teas’s tea bag products tend to be ~2.5g of tea per pyramid sachet, and while there are 24 tea bags in the whole calendar, I believe there should be approximately 60g of tea in there.

Now, Adagio Teas did include a tea list card that also lists the ingredients. However, the tea list is in alphabetical order rather than chronological order (so there is a bit of a spoiler, but not entirely). I will tell you that the assortment of teas and tisanes includes: black tea, fruit infusion, green tea, herbal infusion, oolong tea, rooibos, and white tea. There are both traditional teas as well as blends. Some of them are regularly stocked teas by Adagio Teas, while others definitely have more of a seasonal flair. The assortment honestly sound really good and is a great primer for the Adagio Teas product lineup.


My plan for the Tea Advent Calendar is to drink each one daily throughout the month of December. I don’t want to inadvertently spoil anyone’s advent fun, so I won’t be publishing any posts early. I will be sharing each day on the corresponding day on my Instagram Stories (@onemoresteep) regardless of if I’m at home or work, I’ll be making it happen!  Hopefully you’ll be playing along at home with your own Adagio Teas Advent Calendar.

My Overall Impression

I love the Adagio Teas’s Tea Advent Calendar. I’m really looking forward to drinking through all 24 teas and tisanes this December! I’ve been in a busy-mode lately with the balancing of full-time work, school, and everything else that it’s made it hard to really plan anything. While I did do a DIY calendar last year, I don’t think I would have had the time to prepare my own advent calendar again this year, which is why I’m thankful for the opportunity to have Adagio Teas’s Advent Calendar for next month. And if you’re looking to buy your own Tea Advent Calendar, Adagio Teas has it up on their website (it shipped pretty quick from them to me in British Columbia, Canada).

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Adagio Teas’s Chai Latte Concentrates

Chai Latte Concentrates by Adagio Teas
Black Tea, Green Tea, Rooibos / Flavoured
$9.00USD for 18oz (6 servings)

Adagio Teas has provided me with Chai Latte Concentrates.

First Impressions

I received the Chai Latte sampler from Adagio Teas when I was getting my samples from Masters Teas to review, and I figured I would review these as well! I got one pouch each of the Chai Latte, Green Latte, and Rooibos Latte concentrates. From what I can tell from the Adagio Teas website, you can buy each type individually as a 6 serving box, with the concentrates portioned out in the pouches.

The pouches that I received look like this, containing 3oz of concentrate for a single-serve cup of latte. Chai Latte is definitely the darkest of the three, with Green Latte being a reddish colour and the Rooibos Latte being a milk chocolate colour. From the product pages, I was able to find out that the Green and Rooibos offerings are meant to be called Green Chai Latte and Rooibos Chai Latte.

Chai Latte and Green Latte smell the same – both have a strong spice aroma to it. Rooibos Latte has a spice aroma, but also a very mild rooibos fragrance in the background.

Left to right: Rooibos Latte, Green Latte, and Chai Latte

Chai Latte consists of: water, cane sugar, black tea, and natural flavour.

Green Latte consists of: water, cane sugar, green tea, and natural flavour.

Rooibos Latte consists of: water, cane sugar, rooibos, and natural flavour.

As someone who loves Chai and doesn’t have food allergies, I’m not too put off by the fact that Adagio Teas doesn’t list the spices in the concentrates, but I know a lot of people who do have allergies, so I think it would be great if they updated the product pages with the full ingredients. I can definitely smell ginger and cinnamon in the concentrates.


Adagio Teas recommends mixing 1 pouch of concentrate (3oz) with 1 cup of warmed milk, so that’s what I did with each of them – I used warmed unsweetened soy milk because that’s what I had on hand.

First Taste

I found all three to be sweet and spicy.

Left to right: Green Latte and Chai Latte

I found Chai Latte to have a good level of spice flavour, I can definitely tell that it has a black tea base and it reminds me of a sweeter version of a Chai Latte from Starbucks.

The Green Latte is a bit milder in flavour in comparison to the Chai Latte, which I think is because of the green tea base. I don’t really taste green tea in it though, as I find that the spices really overpower the green tea.

Rooibos Latte

Surprisingly, I found the Rooibos Latte to be tasty. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’m not generally a fan of rooibos blends but the rooibos base in the Rooibos Latte is mostly covered up by the spice flavour-forward profile so I didn’t really taste the rooibos at all.

A Second Cup?

The Chai Concentrates are good for one-time-use only, so there were no second cups.

My Overall Impression

I loved Adagio Teas’s Chai Concentrates. I would say that my favourite would probably be the Chai Latte (black tea), mostly because I didn’t really taste the green tea or rooibos base in the other two (Green Latte and Rooibos Latte). I found that all three to be on the sweet side, which I think could be easily corrected by adding more than 1 cup of warmed milk to 1 pouch of concentrate. It’s very easy to prepare each of them, and I didn’t have any issues with the pouches. I think it would be great if the concentrates came in a more environmentally friendly packaging, since I’m not sure if the pouches are recyclable. A Tetra Pak-like carton, or glass bottle, would be a great option to sell in a multi-serving option for those who don’t want to buy single-serving pouches and would make it recycling friendly.

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