Beginning in January, some Adagio customers started receiving a mysterious package labeled “the communiTEA” along with recent orders. Printed on the package was a note that said, “The commuiTEA is a unique place where Adagio patrons from all around the world can sit down together over the same cup of tea on the same day”, followed by instructions to open the package on a certain date. Needless to say, we all started placing orders in hopes we too would receive the mysterious package, and yours truly happened to receive one!
In time, we all discovered that Adagio was fielding interest in a new subscription program called the communiTEA. Subscribers to the communiTEA will receive a month’s worth of tea, that is to say, 30 (or 31) different, individually packaged servings of tea to drink on a predetermined day. They could be plain teas, they could be blended teas, and even more exciting, they could be one of the user-created “fandom” teas! Think of it as an advent calendar but without the religious and holiday affiliation.
I love the concept of this new subscription. I loved getting to taste a brand new tea every single day. It’s a great way to explore the varitea that Adagio has to offer, and it was especially exciting to be able to taste some of the fandom teas that I may have overlooked because I’m not apart of a fandom. Both the Scott Pilgrim tea and the AphrodiTEA were great! CommuniTEA members can also share pictures of their tea (and perhaps win a prize as I did for having a winning photo!) as well as engage with other tea drinkers on the Adagio forums.
I really appreciate that Adagio is trying to put emphasis on community. One of the reasons I turn to Instagram and YouTube and my blog for tea talk is because I don’t have anyone near me to share tea moments with. I have been able to carve out a cozy little niche on the interweb though, and it has been a great outlet for exploring my hobby and connecting with tea enthusiasts.
If you’re interested in the communiTEA subscription, check out Adagio’s communiTEA page and snag their March box for just $19.
Oh, and the prize I won for having the best photo? Another week of the communiTEA teas! I can’t wait to see what the week of February 2 through February 8 has in store for me.
If you’re a tea drinker too, do you have anyone special to share your tea moments with, or do you turn to online communities like I do?