The BBC’s popular serial drama, _Downton Abbey_, has returned to PBS for a 5th season! Full of beautiful costumes, sets, and English countryside, this historical drama also includes tea as a regular part of life, as it was in Edwardian, and now “Roaring Twenties” era – English society. The program has inspired a variety of products, from high fashion designs, to furniture and jewelry, to china and other housewares, to tea blends. The Republic of Tea is the best-known company to have come out with a whole line of tea blends inspired by Downton Abbey. The teas are available at Cost Plus World Market, and at some independent tea shops like Thyme for Tea in Niles. I purchased this tin of tea for about $12 at the Cost Plus on Coleman Ave. in San Jose.
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