Adagio Teas

Farm-fresh artisan teas and innovative tea wares.

Company overview

Date Established:
2003
Description:
Farm-fresh artisan teas and innovative tea wares.
Founder:
Founders:
Michael Cramer
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Headquarters:
Elmwood Park, NJ
Industry:
Beverage
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about

Adagio Teas is a family-owned company sourcing and selling teas that vastly exceed the quality and freshness of comparable products sold in local stores. They work with small farmers in Japan, Taiwan, India, and China to bring their artisan teas to the United States, and make them available for purchase at adagio.com.

The company was founded in 1999 by Russian immigrants who missed the better quality tea of their youth. They now employ over 50 people in New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, UK, and China.

founding story

The company was founded by two brothers and Russian immigrants who missed the better quality teas of their youth. Adagio Teas founders, Michael and Ilya, grew up drinking their mom's special blend if Indian and Chinese teas, which she served guests in lieu of coffee. But their mom took her sweet time turning her passion into a business. Only when her children were grown did she finally turn energies to brewing tea for the public and dreamt of opening a tearoom. Michael and Ilya, armed with mom's passion for tea, created an online tea store they called Adagio, a musical term meaning "slow," or "at ease."

They began with a domestic supplier but the markings on the boxes of tea they received indicated that some were a few years old. This led them to Germany, the epicenter of global tea trade. Freshness and quality improved, but there were still limits to selection and a sense of mystery about the origins of our products. In search of these, they began visiting and forging relations with tea growers in Asia. Now all the teas they offer come direct from the farmers who painstakingly cultivate them.

From humble beginnings in the matriarch's garage, the company has grown to $15 million in sales and a staff that include employees across three states and three continents.

Bios

Michael Cramer
CEO

Michael Cramer is a co-founder and CEO of Adagio Teas, a retailer of gourmet teas and accessories. He holds a Marketing degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Products

Pillow Timee Teas

Whether you're settling in for the night or just looking to relax, our caffeine-free collection is sure to add comfort to your cup. Cozy up with some of our soothing favorites, guaranteed to lull you into a sense of serenity. Total weight 2.0 oz, makes 25 cups. This set includes

  • 40 winks - One cup before bed makes for an ideal way to unwind and lull yourself into a deep slumber.
  • chamomile - A beloved herb from Egypt's Nile River Valley. The aroma of freshly cut apples, calming floral-sweet flavor.
  • rooibos vanilla - Rich vanilla and sweet, lightly fruity Rooibos herb. Warm sugar cookies, mellow flavor, smooth finish. Yum!
  • peppermint - A native of the Mediterranean, revered for its cool, crisp aroma, deeply fresh flavor, and smooth finish.

Pillow Timee Teas

$
12.00
Description:

Whether you're settling in for the night or just looking to relax, our caffeine-free collection is sure to add comfort to your cup. Cozy up with some of our soothing favorites, guaranteed to lull you into a sense of serenity. Total weight 2.0 oz, makes 25 cups. This set includes

  • 40 winks - One cup before bed makes for an ideal way to unwind and lull yourself into a deep slumber.
  • chamomile - A beloved herb from Egypt's Nile River Valley. The aroma of freshly cut apples, calming floral-sweet flavor.
  • rooibos vanilla - Rich vanilla and sweet, lightly fruity Rooibos herb. Warm sugar cookies, mellow flavor, smooth finish. Yum!
  • peppermint - A native of the Mediterranean, revered for its cool, crisp aroma, deeply fresh flavor, and smooth finish.
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Arabica Teas
Coffee leaves tea, or "kuti," had been made in Ethiopia and Indonesia for centuries. It has an earthy, herbaceous flavor with notes of sweetgrass, similar to green tea. Coffee leaves contain more health-boosting antioxidants than blueberries, chocolate or green tea.

Arabica Teas

$
12.00
Description:
Coffee leaves tea, or "kuti," had been made in Ethiopia and Indonesia for centuries. It has an earthy, herbaceous flavor with notes of sweetgrass, similar to green tea. Coffee leaves contain more health-boosting antioxidants than blueberries, chocolate or green tea.
Details:
This set includes: arabica mocha - Our Arabic Mocha tea blends together the leaves of the coffee plant with the flavors of the beans. arabica lemon turmeric - A unique blend of coffee leaves, turmeric and citrus, this is one drink that packs a bright flavor punch. arabica earl grey - We have taken the flavors of bergamot and blended it with the leaves from the Arabica plant. arabica chai - Blended with some familiar flavors, layered upon leaves of the Arabica plant, or coffee.
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Good for You Teas

Chock full of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, our Good for You Sampler Set has everything to help your body detox, cleanse and boost metabolism in the most delicious way! Total weight 3.2 oz, makes 40 cups.

Good for You Teas

$
12.00
Description:

Chock full of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, our Good for You Sampler Set has everything to help your body detox, cleanse and boost metabolism in the most delicious way! Total weight 3.2 oz, makes 40 cups.

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This set includes:‍ turmeric bliss - Enjoy the many benefits of turmeric deliciously blended with juicy mangos and zesty oranges. happy belly - An elixir of pu erh tea, ginger, senna, and licorice to promote stomach and digestive health. skinny tea - A tasty blend of tea, ginger, mate and dandelion to boost metabolism and improve digestion. tea-tox - Equipped to ease the effects of winter cooties and promote overall health and wellness.
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Honey for Tea
We have searched high and low to find the perfect pairing for our black and oolong teas. Though known specifically as Orange Blossom, this variety of honey is produced using a range of citrus nectar including grapefruit, lemons, limes, and, of course, oranges. Known for its recognizable aroma, Orange Blossom honey is dense and richly sweet. It has a light amber color which is known to darken over time. Its citrusy flavor makes it a wonderful companion to our black and oolong teas

Honey for Tea

$
9.00
Description:
We have searched high and low to find the perfect pairing for our black and oolong teas. Though known specifically as Orange Blossom, this variety of honey is produced using a range of citrus nectar including grapefruit, lemons, limes, and, of course, oranges. Known for its recognizable aroma, Orange Blossom honey is dense and richly sweet. It has a light amber color which is known to darken over time. Its citrusy flavor makes it a wonderful companion to our black and oolong teas
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Tea Portions
Simplify your preparation of loose tea with our new "portion" packets. Each holds the right amount of leaves for one serving to enjoy at home, work or on the go. Simply rip, pour and steep, with nothing to measure or clean.

Tea Portions

$
9.00
Description:
Simplify your preparation of loose tea with our new "portion" packets. Each holds the right amount of leaves for one serving to enjoy at home, work or on the go. Simply rip, pour and steep, with nothing to measure or clean.
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velociTEA Tea Maker
Fill with water, add leaves, and select your tea variety. The kettle will heat water to an ideal temperature and then steep the leaves for an ideal duration. Its ingenious new design pumps water from the base into the infuser basket, where the tea is steeped. Brewed tea filters back down into the kettle at the perfect strength for your chosen variety. When the tea is ready, the kettle will keep it warm for 60 minutes to ensure that your last cup tastes as good as your first. Simply need hot water? Select the "heat only" button first and then your desired temperature. The infuser basket is dishwasher-safe and easy-to-clean.

velociTEA Tea Maker

$
119.00
Description:
Fill with water, add leaves, and select your tea variety. The kettle will heat water to an ideal temperature and then steep the leaves for an ideal duration. Its ingenious new design pumps water from the base into the infuser basket, where the tea is steeped. Brewed tea filters back down into the kettle at the perfect strength for your chosen variety. When the tea is ready, the kettle will keep it warm for 60 minutes to ensure that your last cup tastes as good as your first. Simply need hot water? Select the "heat only" button first and then your desired temperature. The infuser basket is dishwasher-safe and easy-to-clean.
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Mocktail Teas

Experience just how satisfying our non-alcoholic mocktails can be! Trust us, there will be no mocking of these four specially crafted blends. This set includes:

  • peach bellini - This sunny herbal tea blends the refreshingly zesty flavors of peach, strawberries, mango, pineapple, and papaya.
  • pina colada - A mouthwatering tropical treat for your island (or local) getaway. Vivid flavor and succulent sweetness.
  • fuzzy navel - Combines the flavors of Georgia peaches and navel oranges with fruity white tea and rooibos.
  • kentucky bourbon - Blended for slow sipping, this black tea has notes of vanilla, malt, and a hint of smoke from the bourbon barrel.

Mocktail Teas

$
12.00
Description:

Experience just how satisfying our non-alcoholic mocktails can be! Trust us, there will be no mocking of these four specially crafted blends. This set includes:

  • peach bellini - This sunny herbal tea blends the refreshingly zesty flavors of peach, strawberries, mango, pineapple, and papaya.
  • pina colada - A mouthwatering tropical treat for your island (or local) getaway. Vivid flavor and succulent sweetness.
  • fuzzy navel - Combines the flavors of Georgia peaches and navel oranges with fruity white tea and rooibos.
  • kentucky bourbon - Blended for slow sipping, this black tea has notes of vanilla, malt, and a hint of smoke from the bourbon barrel.
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This company has consistently delivered wonderful teas at excellent prices with at least decent scruples. They have so many blends to choose from, and really great customer service. If you like tea, you should shop here.
Amanda Smith
Certified Customer via Google Customer Reviews
Their selection is amazing and their teas are invariably top-quality and delicious. Fast shipping, great packing, highly recommended--the best tea shop on the internet!
Andi Beard
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I have ordered several times from Adagio. I experienced an issue with a packing error on only one order, but it was resolved quickly and I was satisfied. The customer service is excellent. Packages always arrive quickly and well-packed. They have a large selection of teas available through their site, and most are great, especially if you like interesting blends of loose leaf tea.
Krystal Dove
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