Here’s the Tea: World Market Dropped a Tasty Downton Abbey Collection, Just in Time for the Movie
It’s been hard living without scandals and tragedies involving raspberry-meringue pudding and gravy bowls for the past three-and-a-half years, so we couldn’t be more thrilled about the new feature-length “Downton Abbey” film that picks up right where the series left off.
And we’re not the only ones who are excited: Just in time for the movie’s September 20 release, Cost Plus World Market dropped a special “Downton Abbey” collection that celebrates tea time in a manner the Dowager Countess of Grantham would smugly approve of. From Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea to delicate cups and saucers, here are some of our favorite picks that pay homage to the Abbey.
White and Gold Teacups and Saucers, Set of 4
There’s something quite darling about sipping tea served in a cup and saucer. The pretty gold detailing makes this a special set to pull out whenever you have guests over or even if you just want to feel fancy on a regular Sunday morning. We’re also feeling some love for these matching plates, which are great if you’re looking to build a complete set.
Buy: White and Gold Downton Abbey Teacups And Saucers (Set of 4), $35.96
Mrs Patmore’s Pudding Tea
The downstairs occupants at Downton Abbey have played an equally crucial role in the journey of the beloved show, and we love that this tea commemorates their characters. The pudding-inspired blend includes sweet blackberry leaves, carob nibs, caramel, and vanilla—I mean how can you not want a tin of that?! For fans of Bates and Anna, however, this black tea, which has notes of vanilla and cinnamon, is a perfect pick.
Buy: The Republic Of Tea Downton Abbey Mrs Patmore’s Pudding Tea, $ 12.99
White and Gold Creamer and Sugar Bowl Set
If you’re staying true to tea party etiquette, then a creamer and sugar bowl are absolute essentials. Pair the set with this matching crown-topped kettle to elicit those extra “oohs” and “aahs” from gobsmacked guests.
Buy: White And Gold Downton Abbey Creamer And Sugar Bowl Set, $19.99
Jam Gift Set
A proper tea party isn’t complete without jams, preserves, and lemon curd, a British staple. This little sampler pack is perfect to give to the “Downton Abbey” fan in your life—or feel free to get it for yourself. If you want to be extra, this organic scone mix is worth nabbing as well.
Buy: Downton Abbey Jam Gift Set, $16.99
Afternoon Tea Honey
This elegant-looking jar of golden honey is a great gift for a dinner party hostess who’s known to binge-watch “Downton Abbey” or simply to add to your cupboard. Sourced from the Spanish countryside, a dollop of this delicious nectar will sweeten up the bitterest of teas.
Buy: Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Honey, $7.99