I was so curious when I went to the mailbox the other night and found a package inside from tea friend Frances L. in California. The small, square box was rather heavy, so what was inside? Well, it was a "Downton Abbey" tea strainer from the World Market collection of "Downton Abbey" teawares, and I absolutely love it!
Frances noted that they have labeled this a "tea bag rest" and may be losing out on some loose leaf tea business (and I agree!). Isn't the design pretty? I think it's quite regal and so befitting "Downton Abbey." And now I have a permanent memento of the show, one that I will no doubt enjoy using for many years to come!
Frances also included a sample of a new-to-me DA tea blend, Mrs. Patmore's Blueberry Scone Tea. I don't suppose I have to tell you what I'll be sipping come Sunday night. And can you believe we're already on Episode Three?