I ordered all of these samples just before the ad came out for the sample promo, so I paid the extra buck for them... but they are certainly a good value if you:
a. Enjoy sampling lots of new varieties
b. Enjoy black tea (there was one white and one green in the mix)
I myself enjoy Adagio's samplers very much... I couldn't wait to try the new teas! This is largely how I have learned what I like in tea, because I got exposed to so many new things I was previously unfamiliar with. The teas I've tried in this sampler have all been interesting... some I would reorder, some I wouldn't, but I feel enriched to have them under my belt, so to speak.