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Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Black Tea . . A Downton Abbey Inspired Tea!

Over the Christmas break, I took some vacation time. I ended up still working a good chunk of the time but I was able to at least binge watch a few shows that I had been wanting to. Downton Abbey was on the list of shows I wanted to start so I was saving this tea until I had a few episodes watched. Unfortunately, the flashy ads for The Crown (staring Matt Smith, one of my favorite doctors from Doctor Who) caught my eye and I ended watching that series and not watching Downton Abbey. Shame on me. This is 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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Raspberry Rose Hibiscus from The Republic of Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type: Herbal Where to Buy:  The Republic of Tea Tea Description: Herb Tea for Sweethearts – Every day should be a celebration of love. Raise a cup of this romantic blend with a base of flavorful, healthy Nigerian hibiscus. Sweet, ripe raspberries and delicate rose petals add fruity and floral notes. Enjoy this caffeine-free blend with the ones you cherish. Raspberry Rose Hibiscus is a limited-edition, seasonal blend. When it’s gone, it’s gone. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oh my! Can you say raspberry candy aroma?!? I think you can. This tea bag smells just like Read More

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Organic Assam Breakfast from The Republic of Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  The Republic of Tea Tea Description: Back In The Body Tea – The robust, malty character of this tea comes from pure, unblended Assam leaves grown in Northern India. Plentiful golden tips on leaves & hearty body qualify this tea at the top of its class. Winner in the North American Tea Championship Assam Tea category. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve tried several RoT blends before, but I can’t say that I’ve ever had them in loose leaf form.  I just always seem to associate RoT with tea bags, Read More