Review: Adagio Teas Magic Potions – “Harry Potter”-Inspired Tea
We love tea, and we love Harry Potter, so what more could Meg and I have asked for when we were offered the chance to review Adagio Teas’ Magic Potions line by Robert Pirlot? We were each able to choose four different teas out of the twelve offered to create a personalized sampler pack. Thankfully, it worked out that Meg was looking for teas low in caffeine, and I was looking for teas high in caffeine, so we’re able to offer you a good mix no matter what type of tea drinker you are!
First things first: We love the teas themselves – good taste, good aroma, good color (although I was half-expecting them to be the same color as the corresponding potion!) – but the packaging of the three-ounce sample tins was a bit of an inconvenience. Only two of the eight had any sort of brewing instructions – for all the others, we had to access the website to see how many minutes our teas should be steeped. We imagine that the bags the teas come in if ordered in a larger size might have brewing instructions, but a printed piece of paper with relevant information (caffeine level, steeping time, tea to water ratio) included in the sampler pack would be nice.
What’s more, the tins are stuffed to the brim, which on the one hand is nice since you get your money’s worth of tea but on the other is a pain since it’s impossible to measure out a teaspoon of tea without spilling it all over the place. And don’t even think about opening it up just to smell it before making your first cup – it’ll be impossible to close again, keeping all the tea leaves inside.
Visually, the tins are cute with popping designs, and I like the “Approved by the Ministry of Magical Foods and Drinks” label, but Meg found them too busy and the smaller font difficult to read.
Take a look at our reviews below and then make sure to enter our giveaway so you can sample the Harry Potter–inspired line for yourself!
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