The Republic of Tea Announces All Three Downton Abbey® Inspired Teas Now Available at Cost Plus World Market

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English Rose, Grantham Breakfast Join Downton Estate at CPWM Nationwide

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The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is proud to announce all three of the popular Downton Abbey® inspired teas are now available for purchase at Cost Plus World Market®. English Rose and Grantham Breakfast join the Downton Estate blend, an exclusive blend at CPWM.

Downton Abbey is home to the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. The first two seasons follow their lives from the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 through the First World War while the later seasons follow them into the early 1920s. The show saw record-breaking viewership for its third season and has been watched by 120 million people around the world to date. The season four finale aired on PBS on February 23, 2014, receiving 8.5 million viewers.

The Republic of Tea’s line of Downton Abbey inspired teas can be served hot or over a tall glass of ice:

  • English Rose Tea – This vibrant, ruby-red infusion of rose, raspberry and hibiscus has fruity, floral notes and a touch of sweetness. Inspired by traditional British desserts, this caffeine-free luscious tea is perfect for an afternoon treat.
  • Downton Estate Blend – Earl Grey black tea has become one of the most enjoyed flavored teas in the world. This classic traditional British tea with bergamot orange oil has been paired with exotic vanilla for an intriguing finish available exclusively at Cost Plus World Market.
  • Grantham Breakfast Blend – Full-bodied malty, organic Assam black tea is infused with the spicy flavor of organic ginger root. This energizing tea is perfect for preparing for the dramas of the day.

Each of these all natural premium teas are certified gluten free; Grantham Breakfast also is Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Each comes in colorful tins featuring beloved Downton Abbey characters and holds 36 round, unbleached tea bags free of tags, strings and staples.

All three Downton Abbey® inspired teas are available at all Cost Plus World Market stores, as well as the company website ( The Downton Estate is exclusively sold at Cost Plus World Market locations nationwide and the English Rose Tea and Grantham Breakfast are available through the company website (, mail-order catalogue and by calling 800.298.4TEA (4832).

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About Downton Abbey:
Downton Abbey is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production. The popular period drama is screened in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 200 other territories around the world. Downton Abbey continues to be an enormous hit for PBS. Season 4 provided the highest-rated drama premiere in PBS history and Season 5 will be on air in January 2015.

About Cost Plus World Market:
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 264 stores in 31 states under the “World Market®” and “Cost Plus World Market®” trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, and hundreds of international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.

About The Republic of Tea:
The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its premium teas, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. Today the brand offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, books and nature-inspired sip ware, available exclusively at specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports worthy organizations like the Whole Planet Foundation, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Room to Read, Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, Rainforest Alliance certification and Non-GMO Project verification. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter at and Like us on Facebook at

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