I went to Adagio’s birthday celebration (of their brick and mortar stores) on Sunday and it was my first time here. I second all the great things in the previous review. This place is fantastic! Granted, it was their birthday celebration so things were a bit different than normal and the place was packed but I think I found my perfect tea place.
The store is very organized with teas along all the walls sorted by type. They have herbals, rooiboses (rooibosi?), decafs, and mate’s along another wall, so aside from the mate, they have the caffienated tea seperate from the decaf which is nice for anyone who may not be able to have caffeine.
The best thing about the store though? They don’t commit any of my tea place sins. They have smelling jars for every tea on the wall by the tea (rather than kept behind the counter making their workers the gatekeepers of the tea), the tea is prepackaged in sealed, dark containers (rather than requiring workers to measure each bag), prices clearly marked too! They also have teas available in both loose and bagged form making this totally accessible to someone who may be new to good tea and a little aprehensive about going loose (that sounds wrong for some reason). Fairly good selection of teaware too although not as extensive as say, Todd and Hollands.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and their to-go tea is reasonably priced.
I’m guessing they don’t normally have cupcakes and cheese though so that’ll make subsequent visits a little sad, but I’ll get over it.
Prices are pretty good too!