||03-02-2006 07:06 AM
I LOVE Adagio teas. They have a tea recipe contest every month and will send you a free sample to use in creating your recipe. "Experiment with different ideas to develop the best recipe with that tea, then send it to us [Adagio] along with a picture. Each month, new recipes will be posted for community review and ranking. The highest-ranked recipe will win a fabulous tea-related reward and the acclaim of the community!"
You can also order "sample" packs of loose teas in nifty little tins (depending on the type of tea you get somewhere between 4 and 6 tins) for betwen $10 and $14. This is a great way to try new teas that might interest you and you get those great tins you can use later to store all kinda stuff from spices to paperclips. If you prefer your tea in bags, they also sell realiTEA teabags. "These are the same fresh teas we offer loose. Packaged in portable bags." I've personally ordered teas from Adagio, as well as gifting others, and have always been pleased with their teas and related items (teapots, cups, etc.). http://www.adagio.com/
(They used to allow you to send a free $5.00 coupon to others, but I can no longer find that offer! :()