I received Masters Teas samples in exchange for my honest review.
I have been drinking tea for as long as I can remember, and we have been enjoying Adagio Teas for years as well. I was excited to learn that they have a new collection of teas, Masters Teas. These are exclusive high-grade artisan teas, with so many unique choices.
I had a tough time choosing which teas to try from Masters Teas. They offer many different kinds, including green, white, yellow, oolong, black, and pu-erh. I was unfamiliar with many of the kinds of teas offered at Masters Teas, so this was a treat for me.
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At Masters Teas, each tea has a very detailed description, so I was able to read through the different ones to see what I wanted to try.
I ordered several sample sizes, as I wanted to try a big variety. I love when I can try samples and order full sizes of my favorites later. Bai Hao Yin Zhen was an easy choice, after reading that it has notes of floral, cucumber, and honeydew.
Made up of the youngest, fuzzy, plump buds, our 2019 Bai Hao Yin Zhen, otherwise known as Silver Needle, hails from the Fuding area of China. Its dry aroma is quite floral, and the leaves are a lovely silvery green. Once brewed the light honey-colored liquor offers flavor notes of honeydew, fresh sweet cucumber and a slight hint of mineral.
Not only is there a great description about the taste of each tea, there is information about the background of each:
Grown at an elevation of around 450 meters above sea level, our 2019 Bai Hao Yin Zhen was hand-plucked in April from 5-10 year old trees. Consisting of only 6 cm long buds, it is a Fuding big tea leaf cultivar. After harvesting the buds go through a special withering process until about 90% of the moisture is gone. It is then roasted at around 60 degrees Celsius for two hours.
It is important that you prepare the tea as recommended. This came as no surprise to me, since I have been drinking green teas for years, and steeping teas for too long can mean a bitter cup.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 2-3 minutes.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen is a white tea, and you can see that it steeps a very pale color.
My teas arrived carefully packaged in resealable foil packages. It is nice that the teas can be stored fresh in the packages after they have been opened.
I enjoyed seeing the variety of teas, as the tea leaves have such different characteristics. I have also made it a resolution this year to use less tea bags, so I appreciate having loose teas.
I am personally fascinated by tea, from the history to how it is harvested.
You can read about the people behind the tea, like Zhang Xiao Han, who picks tea in the mornings, finishing up at the factory in the afternoons. The Master’s Teas site explains, “We work closely with our providers to connect our customers with the rich stories behind the farmers who grow our most popular teas.”
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I had a fun time picking out different Masters Teas, and have been enjoying the variety of teas I received. These teas are a great quality, with so many lovely characteristics. I think it is wonderful to select some teas to try, sample them alongside their descriptions, and read about the background of the tea as well. As a tea enthusiast, this was a fantastic way to experience tea!
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OOH i love teas! These look great!
I never saw a tea company that’s so in love with tea as these guys are. They really make drinking tea easier and they take the guesswork out of tea drinking so that someone’s not confused. That’s so cool.
Tea is always good for our health, full of antioxidants which help to kill the cancer cell and make us younger.
I need this in my life! I love tea, and I love trying new teas. They’re always an adventure, and they’re so good for you.
I love matcha tea, they also have a ritual for it. So interesting 😉
I haven’t tried this one yet but I am a huge fan of tea. There are so many benefits!
Tea is my all-time favorite thing to drink because there are so many different types and ways to drink it. i’ll have to look into this one!
Sampler sets are great ways to figure out what kind of tea you like best! Personally, I’m a big fan of coffee, but sometimes a cup of tea is the best thing to drink before bed.
I love my tea and always looking for something new to try. Sounds really good will check it out.
I need to drink more tea…I’ve always enjoyed it but I don’t drink it enough and it has so many wonderful benefits.
I will be sure to learn more I just love tea. Trying different ones it’s something I love to do
I hadn’t heard of this product before. I love tea and would love to check this out.
Those Masters Teas sound delicious! I think I would like the one with sweetgrass, lily-of-the-valley and apricot notes.
Adagio Teas are good quality teas. I have yet to try these master’s tea. It does look like all these teas will offer a pleasant, calming experience. I would want to try the Yun Wu tea!
I love tea and ahven’t heard of these but would for sure give them a try!
Ohhh I am such a fan of teas! This looks like such a great way to try some really nice ones.
This sounds like a really good product! And gives a tea taste in an excellent way! Tea is one of my stress-reliever.
I love green tea so very much. Love experimenting and try new flavors. I will be looking for this product, I’m sure it will be excellent.
I always reach for a cup of tea when I feel overwhelmed with my daily tasks. A cup of tea and a few quiet moments are enough to bring back my sanity. I will have to get some of these Adagio teas. They seem to be the best there is in the market today.
I am not a tea person, my hubby definitely is. I’ll have to let him know about this!
Happy to know that they provide complete details that can help us choose. I am keen to try Yun Wu based on the description. Anyway, will check if they are available here in my country. Thank you for sharing your review.
Masters Teas has a wonderful assortment of tea to try. I love trying different types of teas and different brands.
There is an Adagio tea store that I go past sometimes when I travel for work. I have gone in a few times and it is amazing.
I am such a sucker for a good cup of tea. I don’t know this brand, though, so wonder if I can get it where I live?
I have never heard of this brand. Looks and sounds delicious!
This tea brand looks great.
I like how it is all fresh. I like tea and find trying different kinds to be fun. I enjoy green teas the most but the sampler sounds exciting.
I love love that tea pot!!
Teas are so much more involved than you would assume!!
My daughter is the tea drinker and she is discovering new teas all the time