Friday, December 18, 2015

The Republic of Tea's Downton Abbey Collection



Afternoon Garden Tea, Bates Brambleberry Tea, Butler's Pantry Blend & Christmas Tea


Crawley Sisters Tea, English Rose Tea, Estate Blend, Grantham Breakfast Blend
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Holiday Cheer Tea, Lady Cora's Evening Tea, Legacy Tea, Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone Tea, Mrs. Patmore's Pudding Tea


Whether you are a Downton Abbey fan or a fan of the tea from The Republic of Tea, these are limited edition teas that you must get your hands on before they are gone forever. There are thirteen teas in the Downton Abbey collection. I finally got my hands on all of them after shopping World Market, Shop PBS and The Republic of Tea. I have tried all of them and they are all delicious. I wouldn't expect anything less than perfection from Downton Abbey, so I'm not surprised they are all delicious. There are a couple teas that are only available at World Market and Shop PBS. It's hard to chose a favorite, but in the morning I reach for the Estate Blend and Grantham Breakfast Blend the most. Later in the afternoon my favorites are Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone Tea, English Rose Tea, Crawley Sisters Tea and Christmas Tea. In the evening, the caffeine free teas to chose from are Lady Cora's Evening Tea, Afternoon Garden Tea, Crawley Sisters Tea, English Rose Tea, Holiday Cheer and Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone Tea. Retail value on each tin of thirty-six tea bags is $12, but you can sometimes find them on sale and use coupons. The Legacy Tea is one dollar more.

The thirteen limited edition Downton Abbey teas in alphabetical order are:

Afternoon Garden Tea - ginger, orange, bergamot, mint, lemon, thyme, anise, hyssop, anise seeds and blackberry leaves. Herbal blend is caffeine-free. Smells mostly like mint. Perfect to sooth your stomach due to the mint. No sweeter needed.

Bates Brambleberry Tea - black tea, natural berry flavors, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry bits. Smells like blackberries and blueberries. Can be served chilled over ice. Shop PBS exclusive

Butler's Pantry Blend - black tea, sweet blackberry leaves, natural honey and vanilla flavors. Smells mostly like black tea with vanilla. Add honey for more sweetness. Can only be purchased at World Market.

Christmas Tea - black tea, cinnamon, natural flavors, cloves, licorice root and apple bits. Smells mostly like apples and I can't taste the licorice.

Crawley Sisters Tea - rooibos, carob, cocoa kernels, natural chocolate and strawberry flavor, sweet blackberry leaves and bourbon vanilla beans. Perfect for PMS or when you are having a chocolate cravings. Recommend using less water and adding some stevia. Tastes watered down if you use too much water. Smells like strawberry chocolate! Caffeine and calorie free!

English Rose Tea - Nigerian hibiscus, rosehip peels, apples, stevia, natural raspberry, natural rose and vanilla flavors and rose petals. Recommend not adding sugar since it already has stevia in it. Great when you are having a sugar craving. Herbal blend that is caffeine free and calorie free! It's the sweetest of all thirteen teas. Rich dark pink color. Smells mostly like raspberries. Can also be served chilled with ice.

Estate Blend - black tea, natural bergamot oil and natural vanilla flavor. Perfect for breakfast with a splash of milk and stevia. Heavenly scent of bergamot and vanilla. World Market exclusive

Grantham Breakfast Blend - organic Assam black tea and organic ginger. Great with a splash of milk and stevia or honey. Smells mostly like ginger. 

Holiday Cheer - rooibos and natural vanilla and cinnamon flavors. Caffeine free. Strong vanilla scent.

Lady Cora's Evening Tea - lemon balm, linden flower, orange blossoms, chamomile, lavender flower, skullcap, passion flower and valerian root. Perfect tea to help you relax before bed or during stressful times. Recommend adding some honey. Smells mostly like chamomile and taste mostly mint. 

Legacy Tea - black tea, natural vanilla flavor, cinnamon, natural flavor, natural plum flavor, sloeberries and elderberries. Mostly smells like vanilla and berries. 

Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone Tea - red rooibos, licorice, natural blueberry flavor, natural vanilla flavor and natural caramel flavor. So sweet and delicious, smells & tastes mostly like vanilla and blueberries. Caffeine free. World Market exclusive

Mrs. Patmore's Pudding Tea - black tea, sweet blackberry leaves, carob bits, natural caramel and vanilla flavor. May add a splash of milk. Smells mostly like caramel and vanilla. Dupe for Caramel Vanilla Tea.

World Market exclusives are the Estate Blend, Butler's Pantry Blend and Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone Tea. They can only be purchased in their store and on their website, but are often out of stock. The PBS Shop exclusive is Bates' Brambleberry Tea, but it can be purchased on The Republic of Tea's website. I recommend requesting a catalog from The Republic of Tea on their website. They send out a sample in their catalog and sometimes a coupon. Have you had the chance to bring home one of these wonderful teas? If so, what's your favorite? These would make a lovely gift for that Downton Abbey fan in your life. I highly recommend them for sure! 

Don't forget to tune in to PBS on January 3rd at 9 pm ET for the first episode of the last season of Downton Abbey! I can't wait!

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