Downton Christmas Tea

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Apple Pieces, Black Teas, Cinnamon, Cloves, Licorice Root, Natural Flavours
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Mulling spices – featuring cinnamon, cloves, allspice and other fragrant herbs – have been infused into wine and cider since Victorian England. Here we blend premium black tea with the warmth of traditional mulling spices for a truly festive cup that will fill your manor with an aroma of the holidays.

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The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of more than 200 premium teas and herbs, ready-to-drink iced teas and more. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a tea revolution in America with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.

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I was like “wow, this is like comfort and joy” and then found a whole review that said why: :)

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I took this to work because tea bags are easier to use there. And that’s also where teas that are just okay go. Brewing is more slapdash because the water at whatever temperature coffee machine makes and I don’t time things. It’s a decent tea. Black with mulling spices.

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EDIT 1/17/15:

Having these side by side I can say now that even though the ingredients are exactly the same – they don’t taste the same. Me and my friend Mickey sat down and drank both the Downton Christmas & Comfort and Joy several times back to back and concluded that, yes, they do taste very similar, but there are subtle nuisances to each that make them their own. That’s not to say that you need them both – like I said they do taste very similar and comfort and joy is an easy switch for those who love the Downton Christmas and are afraid you won’t get anymore once it’s gone. My favorite of the two is Comfort & Joy. The Downton Christmas is just a weaker version, but still very good!

EDIT 9/16/15:

I’m not really sure what The Republic of Tea is playing at. As I commented earlier, this tea tastes quite similar to their “Comfort and Joy” tea. On a lark, I read the ingredients on the tin of the Downton Christmas Tea ….

Fine black tea, cinnamon, natural flavors, cloves, licorice root and apple pieces

Then, I went to their website and looked up the ingredients for “Comfort and Joy”…..

Fine black tea, cinnamon, natural flavors, cloves, licorice root and apple pieces

In the exact same order! I don’t have the foggiest WHY the company doesn’t just say that “Downton Christmas” is “Comfort and Joy” repackaged. Hmmm, I think I know.

Downton Christmas – 36 bags $12.00
Comfort and Joy – 50 bags $11.50

OH, and the same thing goes for Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea and Vanilla Caramel Cuppa Tea …. same ingredients, same order.

WTH!?!?! So basically you’re paying more money for the exact same tea except in a collectible tin and less of it.


Very good! Although, if I remember correctly, this tastes similar to The Republic of Tea’s “Comfort and Joy” (It’s been a while since I last had some). If you like that, you’ll like this.

Tastes like Christmas in a cup to me, I can’t wait to have this all winter long.


THANK YOU! That is what I was thinking, and I appreciate your direct comparison!


Appreciate the tidbit about Mrs. Patmore’s … I rather like it, so it’s nice to know that there’s an alternative to watch for.

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