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.
Betsy E - Tea Consultant
Betsy moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College and pursue her dream to work in the fashion industry. Along the way, she found Adagio Teas which expanded her interest in tea knowledge and tea culture. Betsy has infused her teas with various types of flowers, herbs, and other plants since was in high school. When Betsy isn't working at Adagio Teas she is probably sleeping or reading about the latest fashion trends in Japan. Her favorite teas to drink are the Master's Ti Quan Yin, Ceylon Sonata, or Lapsang Souchong while listening to heavy metal music.
Claire T - Tea Consultant
Claire grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Chicago to attend school. She is currently a student at Columbia College Chicago studying graphic design. She loves warm, sunny days and a nice glass of iced tea (probably Jasmine). Claire got her start in coffee as a barista studying the cultivation and craft of the drink and has made her way to tea. When not lounging outside or making tea she can be found reading, painting, or playing with one of her 5 dogs (Iggy, Wil, Frodo, Bailey, & Archie).
Jessica M - Tea Consultant
Jessica is from the Chicago neighborhood of Jefferson Park. She spent her high school years at Jones College Prep - just down State St. from Adagio! She grew up in a tea drinking household, and that love for tea inspired her to found the Tea Enthusiast's Association at Jones (T.E.A. Club for short). Jessica will be studying Astronomy and Biology at Wellesley College, and will definitely have a cup of Earl Grey Lavender on hand to help her for relax during midterms.
Kelsey F - Tea Consultant
Kelsey moved to Chicago after falling in love with improv, and once she got here she fell in love with tea, too! She also works as a graphic designer, and spends her spare time reading and wandering around the city. She particularly loves trying tea the way it's served in other cultures. (Current goal: Russian-style samovar tea!)
Miranda R - Tea Consultant
Miranda was born with Chicago in her blood and has lived here all her life. She is studying to become a middle school math teacher at UIC. As a commuter, tea gets her through the day. On the long ones she leaves the house with a hot wake-up tea and a sweet iced tea tucked away for later. She loves trying new blends but goes right to a green with honey whenever she feels a tickle in her throat. Not one to idle for very long, she keeps busy crocheting, reading, and playing with one of the three cats in her house (Gypsy, Rose, and Mary Jane aka Whippersnapper).
Paulette M - Tea Consultant
Paulette is originally from Mexico and moved to Chicago when she was in middle school. She is a student at Loyola studying Psychology. She enjoys painting and reading. Paulette started drinking tea to cope with the harsh, cold, never-ending winters. She prefers green teas especially Gyokuro, Vanilla Green, and Sleeping Dragon.