Monday, July 20, 2015

Tea Review: Mrs. Patmore's Pudding Tea (Downton Abbey) by Republic of Tea

As soon as I saw that The Republic of Tea had a Downton Abbey themed line of tea, I knew I had to buy at least one to try. I chose Mrs. Patmore's Pudding Tea. It's labeled as a "decadent dessert tea," something you'd have after dinner in place of that favorite slice of cake, cookie, or brownie (or maybe even coupled with one of these). Honestly, dessert tea is not something I'd had before. I'm used to sweet tea (living in the South), green tea, and some herbal teas. So, this was my very first experience, and I have to say, I'll be drinking it again.

Let's start with the packaging. It's pretty straightforward: there's a gold-colored lid that pops off. Inside are 36 tea bags. The great thing about The Republic of Tea is they package their teas in airtight tins. When you're finished with said tea, instead of throwing away the tin, you can purchase refills at a lower price than what it'd cost to buy a new tin. Plus, who doesn't want a cute tea tin in their house, especially one inspired by Downton Abbey?

The tea bags themselves are unbleached sacks, free of any envelopes, tags, strings, or staples. The Republic of Tea prides themselves on being certified gluten-free, and the majority of their teas are carb-free, sugar-free, and non-GMO. Their tea leaves are of the highest quality, and are grown on tea plantations around the world. 

The actual drinking experience was enjoyable. A sweet aroma left my cup before I ever took a sip. Mrs. Patmore's Pudding Tea is supposed to taste like vanilla sponge cake drizzled in a rich caramel sauce. I had read that a splash of milk in this tea is amazing, but honestly, I haven't tried it yet. Definitely next time, though!

Ingredients: black tea, sweet blackberry leaves, carob bits, natural caramel and vanilla flavors.

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