Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Tea For All Reasons
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 and over again!
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Downton Abbey has inspired so many things especially a taste for some of the old-fashioned rituals such as taking tea in the afternoon and with that I introduce you to Lady Mary’s Reserve Tea from Tea For All Reasons. This flavored black tea is of medium strength when it comes to the black tea base itself. The flavors paired along side with it mesh very well and are not overdone in the slightest. Lady Mary’s Reserve Tea from Tea For All Reasons showcase almond, rose, cardamom, and vanilla flavors. First – I pick up on the rose, then the cardamom, and the almost and vanilla jump into play, too! Lady Mary’s Reserve Tea from Tea For All Reasons is unique and tasty. I also find it to be a fairly calming tea for a black tea based tea that is.
Leaf Type: BlackTea
Where to Buy: Tea For All Reasons
For all of you Downton Abbey and Earl Grey fans, this is a must! I’ve created this new blend in honor of the irrepressible Dowager Countess. You are aware of a strong presence whenever she enters a room, impeccably dressed, with rows and rows of creamy white pearls. She makes no apologies for her strong sense of tradition, and underneath her sharp, dry wit, there is a sweetness that she tries to keep well hidden. Much like the Dowager, our new Earl Grey blend is “steeped” in tradition, has a strong, tart Pomegranate presence, with an underlying sweetness, and is dressed up with creamy white pearl dragees. Enjoy!
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I’ve reviewed teas from Tea For All Reasons in the past and you may already know that I love their thoughts behind their blends. I love their names. And they are pleasing to the nose, eye, and tongue. This time around I am tasting the Dowager Countess Grey – a specialty black tea – from their Downton Abby Series Collection – which makes a cross over to their Earl Grey Collection, too!
What isn’t overly present is the stereotypical bergamot you would find in an Earl Grey. Instead – Tea For All Reasons has ‘thought outside the box’ (or the tea bag rather) and decided to pair this blend with pomegranate. I really enjoy the Pom-Flavor in this loose leaf black tea based blend of flavors. It provides a subtle tartness without it going to wild. There are hints of cream towards the end sip that are quite intriguing as well.
I infused for about 3 to 4 minutes and eventho this is a black tea base the post-infused liquid color isn’t all that dark in the cup. But that’s ok…what it lacks in color/tone – it makes up for in aroma and taste! This is a nice sipping tea when hot and a jolly-good gulping tea when cold.
If you are looking for a creative blend with a little bit of tarty-fruit notes – try this one, if you are a Downton Abby fan – put this one on your list – or if you are into flavored Earl Grey’s – give this one a whirl!