Harney and Sons created this tea to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the throne. Earl Grey is the Queen's favorite, and this tea blends lemony bergamot with black teas and grapefruit flavors. Delicious! Even the tin for this tea is pretty, trimmed in the crown jewels.
This tea made me think of a commemorative English breakfast tin I picked up in 2012 :
I bought this tea tin at an English style tearoom here in Virginia that I visited with my mom, aunt, and sister to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
I thought these two Diamond Jubilee teas would make for a pretty tableau on my deck with my new silverplate teapot.
I bought this teapot last weekend for under $15, which I thought was a pretty good deal. I've been wanting a little silverplate pot for picture taking purposes.
Here it is starring in its first picture! There is fancy scrollwork on the spout and the handle, as well as on the hinged lid.