Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Bridgerton - Part II

The Bridgerton Netflix series is based on the books written by New York Times best selling author, Julia Quinn.  The eight Regency romance novels were released from 2000 to 2006. Wikipedia says they follow the eight siblings of the noble Bridgerton family as they navigate London high society in search of love, adventure and happiness.

Netflix explains it, "During the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love."

A 2021 Vogue magazine article says thanks to Bridgerton, fancy tea sets became the new home must-have.  Humm... seems like TV viewers realized what tea lovers have known for a very long time!  The author of the article concurs with Netflix saying the series chronicles the love lives and misdeeds [of which there are plenty!] of the Bridgerton family, while Queen Charlotte ordered her subjects to both sip and spill the tea.  The author described the Regency Era in England as a period of art and lavish ornamentation, which is definitely evident in the episodes.

For tea lovers, this series is filled with tea scenes.  As a result, many viewers were inspired to do tea related Google searches, and Pinterest said their top term of "elegant tea sets" rose to 65% when the Bridgerton series came out.  

Photos below are courtesy of Netflix.

Violet Bridgerton - the Dowager Viscountess of Bridgerton

Queen Charlotte

Kate Sharma

Knowing Bath and Body Works collaborated with Netflix to create a product line in keeping with the series, I couldn't help wondering if a tea company had done the same thing since so much tea drinking occurs in the series.  A Google search revealed there is indeed a company, and it shouldn't be surprising who they are since they created an entire line of teas to coordinate with the Downton Abbey series.

When I visited their website I was amazed at the extensive limited edition Bridgerton products. The catchy phrase they use is Sip Like a Royal, but it's more than tea in their 28-product line-up.  There's Bridgerton White Honey [giving a nod to the bee that shows up frequently], Bridgerton Fruit Preserves, Mugs, Gift Sets, Books and an assortment of teas such as:
Bridgerton Duke & Duchess Honey Breakfast Tea
Young Queen Charlotte Amethyst Berry Tea
Bridgerton Anthony & Kate Spiced Chai
 Bridgerton Featherington Blood Orange Mimosa
And a popular tea in the Bridgerton line is Bridgerton's Queen's Cake Vanilla Fruit Tea 
an Herbal Tea that comes in a tin of 36 tea bags.

Republic of Tea are purveyors of fine teas, so visit their website and check out their Bridgerton products.  

If you're a Bridgerton fan or have attended a Bridgerton themed tea party, I'd love to hear about it.


  1. I don't have Netflix but have heard a good bit about this show and I expect I'd enjoy it. Especially the tea scenes.

  2. :) Hope you enjoy the Bridgerton themed tea party! Parts of Bridgerton S3 has been released now, and you can download new eps using a Netflix downloader to watch offline.


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