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Downton Christmas Black Tea from Republic of Tea. . . .

I swear one of these days I will FINALLY start Downton Abbey…really I will! Until then…I have a nice selection of Downton Abbey themed teas from various companies to review…including this one from Republic of Tea. It’s called Downton Abbey Christmas Black Tea. So what is this bagged tea made up of? Mulling spices including cinnamon, cloves, allspice and other fragrant herbs. Many of these spices have been infused into wine and cider since Victorian England and it’s what inspired this blend. Of course it also contains premium black tea and paired with the warmth of traditional mulling spices it Read More

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Downton Abbey English Rose Herbal from The Republic of Tea

I sipped this last night as an accompaniment to this dessert . The flavor is a vivid magenta berry-rose-hibiscus blend. Its sweetness complimented the chocolate nicely. This tea packed a ton of flavor without requiring a black tea base. A lot of herbal teas seem to be lacking something to me, like they’re watery or sad somehow. They’re like children, floating around Disney World, looking for their parents. Incomplete; a little desperate. Not here, though. This is a very robust little number. It Keeps Calm And Carries On, undaunted by the challenges facing herbals. The flavor is part of a Downton Read More

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Bates’ Brambleberry Black Tea from The Republic of Tea

In addition to being a fandom tea that I’m sure everyone who watches Downton Abbey will love, this tea has a wonderful flavor and is an awesome eco-friendly offering from the Republic of Tea. It comes in a round unbleached tea bag with no strings, staples or tags, and can be composted after you use it. It looks insubstantial enough that you could even throw it in your own non-industrial-strength compost pile (I understand some municipalities have compost pickup along with trash and recycling pickup, but mine is not that lucky so I do my own composting). It smells excellently Read More

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Lady Mary’s Reserve Tea from Tea For All Reasons

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Tea For All Reasons Tea Description: Downton Abbey has inspired so many things, especially a taste for some of the old-fashioned rituals such as taking tea in the afternoon. We imagine Lady Mary would have had her own favorite; something strong, high spirited and unique in flavoring and character. We’ve named this unique blend, Lady Mary’s Reserve, as it is like no other ~ a rich black tea with almond flavoring, rose petals, cardamom and vanilla pieces. Just like the series that has captured our hearts, this blend will be enjoyed over Read More

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Catherine’s Blend Specialty Black from Tea For All Reasons

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Where to Buy: Tea For All Reasons Tea Description: Strawberry Rose – A lovely blend of strawberry Black tea decorated with Rose petals and Cornflower blossoms that resemble the bride’s blue sapphire engagement ring! Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Catherine’s Blend Specialty Black from Tea For All Reasons!  YUP!  This Catherine’s Blend is a Specialty Black from Tea For All Reasons and there are only 2 left in stock over at Tea For All Reasons!  According to the website it’s one of the 50 percent off teas TODAY!  I would NOT be shocked Read More