Lance is a native of Chicago and has had a lifelong affair with the city. He has always been a tea lover, as well as a coffee afficionado, and now his favorite Folgers has been displaced by our own Blood Orange herbal tea! Besides baseball and all things Fleetwood Mac, Lance's not-so-secret (anymore) passion is professional wrestling and writing about any and all bizarre pop culture happenings.
Amanda Meyer - Tea Consultant
Amanda is new to the Windy City and loving every minute of it! Tea has been a staple of her pantry as long as she can remember, but it wasn't until she had the rare pleasure of experiencing a tea ceremony in Japan that she began to understand that there was much more to tea than what lie in a bag at the end of a string! Between cups of tea you will likely find Amanda pursuing her acting career and attending plays, obsessing over baby animals (especially sloths), expanding her yoga practice, and exploring Chicago. Her favorite tea changes by the hour, but she's a big fan of Silver Needle, Coconut Pouchong, Almond Oolong, and Sour Apple.
Jonah Winston - Tea Consultant
Jonah is a new transplant to Chi-city having recently relocated to Chicago
from Indianapolis. Knowing nothing about tea, tea culture, or its
importance around the world until his roommate Amanda began forcing Adagio
tea samples into his hands, Jonah now considers himself to be a tea
afficianado; and challenges everyone he meets to drink at least one cup of
tea every single day! Iced tea being his preferred manner of drinking the
beverage, Jonah can be found most days sipping on an iced glass of Ali
Shan, Vanilla Green, Silver Needle, or Raspberry Patch. When he is not
enjoying the comforts of a nice cup of Adagio tea, Jonah can be found
either performing on one of Chicago's many stages or gazing up at the stars at the Adler Planetarium.
Jordan Nelson - Tea Consultant
Jordan came to the lovely city of Chicago out of high school to pursue his passion for filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago. Since then, tea has become his creative fuel, pushing Jordan to join the Adagio team as a Tea Consultant. While at his editing workstation, Jordan likes to enjoy a hot pot of the 'Masters' Collection' Formosa Ali Shan (best, green Oolong you'll ever taste). Jordan's interests include playing and writing music, spending time with friends, traveling, and professional spelunking in the deep caves of his mind.
Nicole Wong - Tea Consultant
Originally from California, Nicole moved to Chicago four years ago and has not regretted leaving LA's sunshine since! (Seriously - still amazed by snow.) In between sipping teas by the pot, Nicole can be found curiously exploring Chicago's neighborhoods to expand her cooking pantry. Her favorites include rooibos almond, most oolongs, and any and all jasmines! You can find her in Adagio's blending station trying to brew new, possibly exciting flavors.
Stacy Redhead - Tea Consultant
Stacy has always loved a good cup of tea, but since joining the Adagio family, she has discovered that a love for tea can turn into a passion for tea. Native to Minneapolis, Minnesota, Stacy moved to Chicago to study art and animation at the Art Institute of Chicago, and enjoys nothing more than a warm cup of tea on a cold winterís day or a long night of animating. Eager to steep herself in the rich history and culture of tea, Stacy is excited to be learning from the best.
Taylor Cowan -
From wandering the hot boulevards of Las Vegas in a matcha-induced haze, to sipping Rooibos in Dutch parlors, tea has always been a journey for Taylor; one that began talking leaf in DarkCloud Cafe, where by chance he met Jordan Scherer and soon became Wiseman Tea Co.'s blogger and social media manager. Now at Adagio, he hopes to instill the same passion for tea he has found himself. No surprise then that Silver Needle with its closeness to the Earth, its untainted beauty and rareness is his leaf of choice-- a grounding cup and bud. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Taylor also attended the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He continues to pursue his first love, writing, through blogging, magazines and plays.