Tea Sampler: Downton Abbey® Crawley Sisters Tea

teacupMy Republic of Tea catalog came this morning.  I decided to brew the sample, Downton Abbey® Crawley Sisters Tea, while I waited for the dryer to finish.  This has a red tea base, flavored with chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.  Personally, I don’t know how Lady Mary figures in this blend.  For her, I’d expect something with more of a kick.

As it steeps, the air is filled with a rich chocolate scent.  If you lift the cup to your nose and inhale the steam, you catch the slightest floral note of strawberry.  It’s the same with the flavor.  The strawberry is very subtle.  I quite like this, but not enough to add it to my next order.

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