Monday, December 18, 2017

The 12 days of Christmas: Day 4...a cup of Christmas tea ♥ Downton style

 On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me....
a cup of Downton Abbey Christmas tea ♥ 
Oh yes! 
Thank you for joining me for day four of my 12 days of Christmas series. 
One of the things I enjoy most during the holidays is exchanging cards and gifts with far away friends.  Christmas is the perfect time to let them know you are thinking of them.
It's always pure JOY to find something special from a friend in the mailbox. 
 Personally, my heart overflows with gratitude ♥ 
This year, my dear twitter/IG friend Marcia was kind enough to send me this set of Downton Abbey Christmas teas.  Marcia knows how much I LOVE Downton and tea. I was so excited to receive this thoughtful gift!

For many years Downton was part of my Christmas.  They always had an epic Christmas episode that I looked forward to!

Remember the year Matthew proposed to Mary on Christmas night? Out in front of Highclere Castle....with the gentle snow falling....It still brings tears to my eyes ♥
Clearly I'll never get over this show coming to an end.  I would have been perfectly fine if it went on forever.... : )

Six individual teas came perfectly packaged in this darling box. 

I love the "DA" symbol on the side of the box ♥

Here is the assortment.  If you are a fan of Downton Abbey you will love the names!
For tonight I wanted to try the Downton Christmas tea. 
It seemed appropriate to have it in Christmas china tea cup.
As Lady Mary would do...
The tea was delicious.  It's a black tea with flavors of cinnamon, apple, and clove. 
It was a cozy cup of tea that taste like Christmas night. 
I loved it ♥
I'm looking forward to trying Lady Cora's Evening Herb Tea tomorrow night!
Thank you Marica for this very thoughtful gift.  And thank you for bringing back memories of one of my favorite TV shows ♥
Well, one week from today is Christmas Day!  I can hardly believe we are just 7 sleeps away.  I spent the day out shopping with my mom and getting little last minute things.  The excitement is building!  Tomorrow night is John's Christmas band performance. 
I bet you can take a guess at what Day 5 will be.  Music is truly a gift :)
Thanks again for joining me today! And don't forget to please visit my friend Billie Jo and her beautiful daughter Madison to see what they have in store during the 12 days of Christmas!
See you tomorrow! xo


  1. What a wonderful gift! I am rewatching Downton currently in the evenings. I just can't get enough of it!!

  2. Ahhh... You have such a beautiful and romantic soul.

  3. This is such a sweet and thoughtful gift! Enjoy your special Downton teas. I love the names, too. Brings back lovely memories from the series! xx