Happy 2014 tea lovers! Our Christmas and New Year season was a blast and very successful, if not incredibly busy for us at American Tea Room. And we have many exciting things planned for the year ahead. But first thing’s first! We’ve introduced a new tea and our Tumblr announcement happens to coincide with the return of Downton Abbey, a personal favorite of the entire staff here. And how fitting! Our classic Earl Grey has consistently been one of our most popular teas (and obviously Earls are popular television characters as well) and we felt that everybody loves company. Thus, we’d like you to say hello to Lady Grey.
An elegant addition to any tea collection, the Lady Grey has the boldness of Sicilian bergamot in an earl grey, but with a delicate floral finish and sweet headiness. The addition of violet flowers and mallow, plus hand-cut vanilla beans, turn this black tea into a true delight. It lingers on the palate with a creaminess and satisfying smoothness that is hard to beat, nor can one go too long without brewing another cup. Next time you take afternoon tea (or catch the new episodes of Downton Abbey), don’t keep a lady waiting.