A few days ago I read PBS would have a truck rolling around the city giving away tea and biscuits to promote Downton Abbey, and happened upon it today during my lunchtime errands. The truck is hard to miss, it has imagines from Downton plastered all around it, and a woman dressed as a housemaid giving out cups of tea.
The tea is 'Downton Abbey English Rose' which is offered on the PBS website. It's an exclusive blend created for PBS. According to the website it is hibiscus, raspberries, and rose petals. It tastes most of hibiscus and raspberries, with a hint of rose. Not really my thing, but I'm not complaining about free tea! A smart way to advertise the upcoming season and warm up holiday shoppers. I love biscoff cookies, so that was an added bonus.
I wasn't always a Downton fan- I avoided the show for a few seasons, but then my husband actually persuaded me to watch a few DVDs. After a few shows I was hooked on the soap opera plot, and beautifully historic sets and costumes.
If you are in the NYC area you can catch the truck at the following locations: