Personally I'm less than enthused by some aspects of the new site design; it just seems a bit...bloated to me. I don't really like having to scroll so much to find the tea I want when previously I could just pick one from a list. This is especially apparent on the flavors page, there's a lot
to scroll though. But this is coming from someone who has been buying from Adagio for years and generally I know exactly what I'm looking for; perhaps this new layout is more enticing for newcomers or something. And I will admit the teaware pages look very nice with the new layout; it's very well organized into its separate categories (glassware, ceramic, etc) and not so much scrolling is involved. Maybe if they has a similar way of organizing the other tea sections, like breaking black teas up by region or flavored teas into fruits/spices/desserts and so on, it would be a bit less overwhelming.
...But all that aside, I agree that the blends section needs that old select-ability. I get the feeling they're still working on that aspect though, since if you land on a page listing a user's blends, that old sidebar is back, but it sort of runs into the blends list, example
. So maybe it's still a bit under development (or maybe we're not meant to access blends lists per user at all and this is left over stuff, I dunno).