The postman has been delivering some fun tea items to my door that I want to share with you.
I was recently contacted by a sales rep from Adagio Teas asking if I'd like to try this year's Advent Tea Calendar. I said, "Sure!" I can't write any reviews yet because I won't begin sampling them until December 1st, but I've never had a tea from Adagio that I didn't like. The Advent Calendar arrived a couple of days ago.
Twenty-four days of delicious gourmet teas - a new variety each day to help make the Christmas Season merry, bright, and filled with good tea! It sells for $29 and has great customer reviews. To read more about it click here. What a fun gift for yourself and/or another tea lover - not that I'm trying to rush the season! ;-)
I also recently ordered the Downton Abbey tea set from World Market, and it arrived this week too. It's not fine china, but it's fun to have for a Downton Abbey tea party. I love Lord Grantham's quote on the side of the teapot, "Golly gumdrops, what a turn up!" as well as the crown finial on the teapot and sugar bowl lids. I think they're still in stock. The teapot sells for $19.99 as well as the sugar and creamer. I got mine for 30% off during their Friends and Family promotion.
Republic of Tea has the rights to Downton Abbey teas. They created three new blends to coincide with the Downton Abbey movie: Lord & Lady Grantham's Tea - a black tea with royal spices; The Bates' Tea - premium plum pudding black tea; and Violet & Mary's Tea - caffeine-free ginger mint herbal tea. They are individually priced at $12.50 in a Downton Abbey tin of 36 tea bags, or you can get them in a combo package. World Market sells them, but I ordered mine directly from Republic of Tea.