Linda was formerly the Training Manager of Adagio. She comes from a strong customer service background and is happy to serve. Before Adagio Teas entered her life and educated her on the proper ways of all things tea. She was drinking Chinese restaurant oolongs from the age of 5 and understanding tea as a tradition reserved only for big occasions in Chinese culture. A few years ago she experienced her first Gong Fu Cha Ceremony with Pu'erh with a group of friends, she then realized that there is so much more to tea than what her family has taught her and that tea is a special time for gathering with friends and family. Linda also enjoys painting, traveling, boardgames, music festivals, and animals of all kinds. Her favorite teas so far are the complex flavors of Yunnan Gold, Assam Harmony, Ali Shan and the ever so delicious Matcha.
Aleksandra Buvydas - Tea Consultant
For Aleksa, tea runs through her veins. Teatime is a family tradition and an evening pastime to enjoy each other’s company, playing cards and eating pastries. Currently she’s a student trying to earn her Physical Therapy degree, but in-between studying and writing papers, she enjoys making others laugh, painting and horse back riding. She brings her enthusiasm for life and her love for sharing tea with our happy customers. Her favorite teas include Matcha, Genmai Cha, Yunnan Gold and at night she winds down with a cup of Foxtrot.
Frances Levenson-Campanale - Tea Consultant
Jen Troup - Tea Consultant
Jen comes to Adagio with a background in education. She tries to bring fun and energy to work, teaching customers about tea in the most entertaining ways she can think of. Jen loves unique flavors in tea, and seeks to discover new blends and combinations of flavors every day. She has many favorite teas at Adagio, but her all-time winner is Artichoke Green tea. When not at Adagio, Jen enjoys music, reading, monster movies, running with her dog, and watching the Simpsons.
Nick Walaski - Tea Consultant
Having just joined the Adagio team, Nick is relatively new to the world of tea. He already has a few favorites - Rooibos Vanilla Chai, Mocha Nut Mate, Almond Oolong, and Gyokuro among them - and is learning more and more every day. Nick comes to Adagio with a strong background in customer service, and is currently studing Actuarial Science and Math at DePaul. Matcha is his tea of choice during study sessions, blended together with soy milk and served over ice.
Teresa Khoshaba - Tea Consultant
Teresa joined team Adagio right out of high school. Adagio is a great break from her crazy lifestyle as a double-major at DePaul. Teresa loves spending her time inside the tea shop, whether she's helping customers find their perfect cup of tea or learning more about it. Her favorite teas are ever-changing, but Teresa could never turn down a nice cup of Mocha Nut Mate, Raspberry Green or Ti Kuan Yin. While not studying for her Calc exam or sharing her knowledge of tea, Teresa enjoys watching movies, Friends re-runs, reading, and yoga