CHECK IT YO:
Downton Estate Blend! Don't you LOVE? It's earl grey, flavored with vanilla, and let me tell you, it's the first vanilla flavored tea that I've ever liked, usually the vanilla is too much in other teas I've tried. This one is very subtle, and I don't put milk in it, just a sugar lump. We've begun using sugar lumps, and guess what, it's the best thing ever! Andrew thinks one sugar lump makes his tea too sweet, not me. I think it's perfect. My mom is even more of a sugar bug and like to put in 2 lumps. THAT'S TOO MUCH.
DOWNTON ABBEY MINCEMEAT TARTS. Omg these were super good, and I should know I tell you, because I usually get my tarts from a real genuine British bakery that makes amazing mincemeat tarts. These Downton Abbey ones had a ton of mincemeat filling in them and guess what else,
My daughter really IS my daughter and she loves mincemeat tarts! I was so surprised, 'cuz mincemeat is a taste I would have puked on as a little girl. I think it's kind of an adult taste, you know? My kid ate half a tart (I wasn't going to waste a whole tart on her if she didn't like it) and then demanded more.
(I'm not sure if Cost Plus is going to continue to carry these past the holiday season. They are also on Amazon, but currently unavailable.)
Cost Plus. And I sent Andrew to get more tarts after we ate them all, and the people at Cost Plus chuckled at him. Apparently these babies left the store as fast as they came in; when I got mine, there was exactly one tea and one box of tarts left and I grabbed as fast as I could. I didn't even look to see what it was that I was holding really, I just saw the words Downton Abbey and started grabbing. I'm like a British marketer's DREAM demographic.
There's also a Lord Grantham Breakfast tea which sounds amazing, it has a hint of ginger, it's supposed to the tea version of sticky toffee pudding. OMG. I MUST HAVE IT. And there's an English Rose tea, which is caffeine-free.
How happy are you all about Downton being back on? The first week in January has become my official Happy Time because it's still holiday-ish and Downton Abbey is coming on and I can fool myself into thinking that I won't go bonkers from the lack of Vit D and grey skies everyday. I'm very good at playing these tricks on myself.