Ordering tea online is a new experience for me. I had no idea how thrilling it could be to see a box of tea outside my door.
The giddy rush of seeing a box of books, that I am well acquainted with.
But a box with tea inside, well it's something I could get used to!
My first online tea ordering experience was with The Republic of Tea.
Reason being: the last season of Downton Abbey was set to premiere and I wanted something "Downton-ish" to indulge in.
The Republic of Tea just so happens to have a whole line of Downton inspired tea and paraphernalia.
I picked out this sampler envelope for myself and a fellow Downton enthusiast.
This gift assortment contains six different teas, each with a Downton themed name! This was an ideal purchase for me. I had no idea if I would enjoy the new tea I picked out or if it would be forgotten in my tea stash never to be tasted again.
Now for the next six episodes, I have a new tea to try. I can then order more of the one/ones that I loved.
* For premier night I tried out the Downton Christmas black tea and it was delicious! With just the right amount of spice and with its hint of fruit- I loved every sip! *
The ordering process with The Republic of Tea went smoothly.
It is stated that it could take 1 to 2 business days to prepare for shipping. They really weren't kidding about the handling time. So plan ahead!
The shipping was great. The package arrived a day ahead of schedule! Thank you to either the Republic of Tea or the shipping heros!
The biggest thrill aside from having a package on my doorstep were the samples that I found inside! I adore samples!
Truly every company needs to adopt this practice, ( hint hint local health food store ) I am sure I am not the only person who finds it difficult to order something, especially something edible, without knowledge that I will like it and that it won't end up in the trash.
The Republic of Tea tweeted that samples arrive in every order!! 🙂
— The Republic of Tea (@republicoftea) December 31, 2015
I am very pleased with my order from The Republic of Tea and will happily order from them again in the future!