Friday, January 15, 2016

A "Downton Abbey" tea strainer!

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?


  1. It is very pretty! What a very thoughtful gift. Enjoy Sunday night.

  2. What a fun thing to unwrap after finding in the mail! Oh Happy Day!

  3. What a thoughtful, surprise gift! I love how World Market marketed products relating to Downton Abbey.

  4. What a sweet gift. Now that Mr. Tea is also watching Downtown Abbey you may need double tea wares. Blessings, Nancy Carr

  5. How truly thoughtful, what a sweet (and awesome) gift!

    I've had the blueberry tea of Mrs. Patmore - did you enjoy it too?


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