All of our teas come with temperature and steeping time recommendations written on the label. For leaf quantity, the general recommendation is one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per cup of hot water (8oz).
How many cups do our sizes make? You'll be pleased to know that a pound of tea (16oz) makes about 200 cups. The 3oz package makes about 38 cups, and the sample pouch, about 10 cups (depending on type). The cost-per-cup appears next to each packaging size we offer. We hope you may be pleasantly surprised that our fresh, artisan teas may cost so little to enjoy.
Multiple infusions make our inexpensive tea offer even greater value!
However, not all varieties re-steep with equal success.
The teas that taste best with multiple infusions are our Oolong varieties. Sometimes a second or third infusion may taste better than the first.
You may also re-steep Black, Green and Pu Erh teas, though the first infusion will likely offer more flavor than the subsequent ones. To compensate for this, we recommend slightly higher water temperature and longer infusion times when re-steeping your tea.
The ingredients of our various teas and blends appear on the
individual page that describes the product as well as its packaging. Simply scroll down below the customer reviews. However, many of our teas contain just one ingredient: tea leaves. In such instances, a list of ingredients is not provided.
We unfortunately do not offer free samples of our products. However, we make discovering our teas very easy and inexpensive with a $24 package that may introduce you to loose teas.
Most samples contain 0.8 ounces of tea, enough to steep about ten cups. We recommend trying samples of unfamiliar tea to ensure that you like it before committing to a larger quantity. Some lighter varieties of tea contain 0.4 ounces per sample. However, these still provide about five cups of tea to ensure you have ample opportunity to decide if you like it.
We also offer these small, inexpensive samples of almost every tea in our catalog. These allow you to try a few cups and decide if you wish to purchase a larger quantity of a particular tea. However, because they are so small and inexpensive, these are not eligible for return or exchange because the cost associated would outweigh their value.
From time to time, you may be receive an email with a free sample of a tea we think you will enjoy. To view it, you must be signed in. This is the reason the link directs you to an "account" page. Once you've signed in, you'll see the free sample in your cart.
Here at Adagio we are disappointed in the efforts of the Fair Trade program. For example, Fair Trade coffee growers receive only 5 cents more per pound of coffee over market price. This trivial amount is meaningless when it comes to gourmet tea, where a pound of product costs five to fifty times more. In lieu of forcing our suppliers to join the Fair Trade program, we've devised our own means of supporting the people who grow our teas, called the Roots Campaign. Please visit to learn more.
Our teas are sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, and in virtually all cases, contain zero calories (as long as you don't add milk and sugar). They're created in a facility devoid of nuts and gluten-containing ingredients.
The only exceptions are teas which contain sprinkles, mini marshmallows, or chocolate chips, as well as latte teas. These ingredients and lattes do contain sugar. Additionally, sprinkles may contain non-vegan ingredients (including egg-derived ingredients) and soy lecithin; marshmallows contain gelatin; and chocolate chips are dairy-free, but do contain soy lecithin.
Our teas are quite good for you too! See our health benefits page for details.
Nutritional information for brewed tea depends on factors such as: the amount of tea steeped per serving size, the temperature of the water, what is included in the blend, etc. For this reason, we don't necessarily have readily available nutritional panels for our teas.
For our selections of black, green or white tea, in which the only ingredient is tea leaves, the brewed teas contain zero calories, and less than 1% of any other nutrient. This is in part due to the fact that we don't actually consume the tea leaves.
Herbal blends which include fruit pieces range, but may contain 5-9 calories for an 8oz cup on average.
Blends which contain inclusions like candy cane pieces or chocolate chips range at about 8-12 calories and between 1g and 5g of carbs per 8oz cup.
Matcha is a different example because we do consume the leaves. We'll be happy to provide more information upon request.
Our teas contain no ingredients that would make them unkosher. In most instances, they are simply dried leaves, with nothing else added.
In cases of added flavors, these come from natural sources, with no ingredients that would render them unkosher.
However, to certify our teas as kosher is a very expensive undertaking, needing rabbis to visit China, Japan, India and all the other countries from which we source our teas.
So the complicated answer to your question is we're not kosher certified, but there's nothing in our teas that would render them not kosher. Hope this helps.
The tea bags sold in your local market typically contain low-quality tea grades called fannings or dust. These yield dark color, but very little flavor. In contrast, our gourmet bags contain the same quality of full-leaf teas as do our loose tea offerings. All varieties of our loose teas presently come in bagged form to ensure you have access to quality tea when preparing loose varieties may not be convenient.
Tea doesn't go bad if stored in a moisture-free environment. However, over time it will diminish in flavor. We generally recommend consuming tea within one year of purchase. However, the specifics will vary according to variety. The Japanese green teas are most delicate, and may begin to show age after only six months. Black and oolong varieties will stay fresh much longer, and may continue to delight for years to come.
If you're looking to replicate the taste of a tea you've enjoyed in a Chinese restaurant, the possible options are two: oolong or jasmine. We hope you may enjoy our versions of these teas as much, and hopefully much better.
If you are searching for a particular tea on our website, and coming up empty, it may be that we don't offer that variety. Please email us to confirm. We also suggest posting your inquiry on our TeaChat bulletin board and our online community of tea lovers may point you in the right direction.
Thanks for your interest in our fresh artisan teas! We offer many varieties that are similar to Teavana teas. To make locating them easier, we've grouped them all on this page. You can search for our recommendation for the tea you miss by its Teavana name using the drop-down list.
All our teas are available as inexpensive samples, making trying them to see which you may best enjoy both easy and affordable.
Our shipping fee is just $3.75, and free on orders of $49 or more. Please give our teas a try!
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to how much caffeine is in each tea, as this depends on the temperature of the water, the amount of leaves per cup, and the length of the infusion.
However, we may offer rough guidelines to select black teas when seeking lots of caffeine, and herbals when seeking none. Oolong, green and white teas have moderate amounts of caffeine, though all considerably less than coffee.
Our Herbal Teas are all naturally free of caffeine, as they're not blended with tea leaves, but other delicious fruit and herbal ingredients. The exception on this page are the Mate Teas; please keep in mind that Mate teas do contain caffeine, and they are marked with a badge on the page to alert you!
Our Rooibos & Honeybush Teas, or 'Red Tea' (although not from the actual tea plant), are made from a naturally caffeine-free herbal plant that grows only in South Africa. Along with Honeybush teas (also no caffeine), we have many flavor varieties.
Finally we have our selection of Decaf Black Teas . These teas are decaffeinated using the superior carbon dioxide (CO2) process, which retains the most flavor and antioxidants. Our direct-trade advantage ensures superior taste, freshness and value. However, please keep in mind that decaf teas contain a small trace of caffeine, typically less than 5mg. per 8oz serving For comparison, black tea contains about 40mg. The decaffeination process removes most of the caffeine naturally found in tea, but is unable to remove all.
We hope this helps in your search! Please let us know if you have more specific questions!
Our decaf teas are decaffeinated using the superior carbon dioxide (CO2) process, which retains the most flavor and antioxidants. Our direct-trade advantage ensures superior taste, freshness and value. Please keep in mind that decaf teas contain a small trace of caffeine, typically less than 5mg. per 8oz serving.
Unfortunately, we do not offer Decaffeinated Green Teas.
Many of our customers prefer white teas instead, which contain a very low level of caffeine and cost significantly less than the high price which would come from the costly process of removing caffeine chemically from green tea leaves. Please see our selections of White Tea.
The flavoring process for our teas begins with the black, green, oolong, white or herbal teas sourced directly from countries of origin. Upon arrival in our blending room, the teas are mixed with natural flavors derived from nature. These are completely plant-derived and extracted from vanilla, cinnamon, or any of the other flavors present in our collection.
Once the tea leaves dry, we add inclusions of apples, cinnamon, ginger, or anything else that the recipe may call for. When the mixture is complete, the teas are packaged and made ready for sale.
'What is the grade of your teas?' is not an easy question to answer as these designations have grown meaningless in recent years.
Decades ago, when Chinese tea industry was government controlled, the grades assigned to various teas were uniform and informative. These standards loosened with privatization and every farmer claiming that his crop is always 'first grade.'
The best way to assess a tea's quality is to try it. For this reason, we offer small inexpensive samples of all our products. We also invite you to read unfiltered reviews submitted by verified customers.
Our teas come fresh, directly from origin. We hope you'll enjoy.