The Republic of Tea Expands Collection of Downton Abbey® Teas

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Bates’ Brambleberry Tea, Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea, Lady Cora’s Evening Tea and Downton Christmas Tea Available for Purchase

The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is proud to expand its collection of Downton Abbey® teas. Each of these all natural calorie-free, gluten-free teas are inspired by the award-winning TV series that has entranced millions of viewers and become a global phenomenon. The four new flavors are: Bates’ Brambleberry Tea, Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea, Lady Cora’s Evening Tea and Downton Christmas Tea.

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

  •     Bates’ Brambleberry Tea – This bold yet smooth premium black tea is perfectly coupled with a handful of summer fruit – blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. A touch of sweetness to this cup will bring out the full, ripe flavor.
  •     Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea – This decadent dessert tea has the homemade flavors of vanilla cake drizzled with rich caramel sauce. The full-bodied base of premium black tea lends itself well to a splash of milk, making it a perfect afternoon tea to partner with puddings, scones and shortbread.
  •     Lady Cora’s Evening Tea – This caffeine-free blend of chamomile and lemon balm will calm the mind and body. Relaxing botanicals create a cup of tranquility that helps ease the nerves. Nice before bedtime when a soothing cup is a welcome friend.
  •     Downton Christmas Tea - Mulling spices – featuring cinnamon, cloves, allspice and other fragrant herbs – have been infused into wine and cider since Victorian England. Here we blend premium black tea with the warmth of traditional mulling spices for a truly festive cup that will fill your manor with the aroma of the holidays.

The new teas join the already popular Downton Abbey English Rose, Grantham Breakfast Blend and Downton Estate Teas. Each of the new all natural premium teas are certified gluten free; Lady Cora’s Evening Tea is also Non-GMO Verified through the Non-GMO Project. Each tea comes in colorful tins featuring beloved Downton Abbey characters and holds 36 round, unbleached tea bags free of unnecessary tags, strings and staples. The Lady Cora and Grantham Breakfast teas are also available as a new two-tin “Upstairs” gift set. Each tea is ideal as a gift on its own or as a pair in this chic set, featured in a beautiful box.

Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea, Lady Cora’s Evening Tea and Downton Christmas Tea retail for $12.00 through the company website (, mail-order catalogue and by calling 800.298.4TEA (4832). They are also available at Embassies (retailers) nationwide. Bates’ Brambleberry Tea is also available at

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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 airs in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 250 other territories around the world. Already the most popular series in PBS history, Downton Abbey continues to see its audience grow each year: the Season Four premiere episode drew 12.3 million U.S. viewers to become the highest rated drama debut in PBS history; overall, the audience watching Season 4 live or within the first seven days averaged 13 million a week. Downton Abbey is scheduled to return to PBS for Season Five beginning in January 2015.

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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