The Republic of Tea Unveils New Downton Abbey® Teas at Cost Plus World Market® Stores Nationwide

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Downton Christmas Tea and Exclusive Gift Set Join Line of Downton Abbey® Teas at CPWM

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The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is proud to announce its new Downton Christmas Tea and Downton Abbey gift set are now available at Cost Plus World Market® locations nationwide. These new additions join three of the popular Downton Abbey® inspired teas, English Rose, Grantham Breakfast, and Downton Estate, already available for purchase at Cost Plus World Market stores.

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. Season 4 provided the highest-rated drama premiere in PBS history and has been watched by 120 million people around the world to date. The season five premiere is set to air on PBS in the U.S. on January 5th, 2015.

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

  • Downton Christmas Tea – This festive cup is a fine blend of premium black tea with the added warmth of traditional mulling spices, sure to fill your home with an aroma of the holidays.
  • Downton Abbey Gift Set – A chic gift set featuring the new Mrs. Patmore Pudding Tea and the Butler’s Pantry tea available exclusively at Cost Plus World Market.

The Republic of Tea’s selection of Downton Abbey teas already available at Cost Plus World Market include:

  • 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 teas are available at all Cost Plus World Market locations and their website, http://www.worldmarket.com starting in mid-November. Downton Estate Tea and the new gift set are exclusively sold at Cost Plus World Market locations nationwide and online. Downton Christmas Blend, English Rose and Grantham Breakfast Blend are both available at Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide, through the company website, or online through The Republic of Tea, (http://www.REPUBLICofTEA.com), 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 (http://www.worldmarket.com) operates 269 stores in 32 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 Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, Room to Read and The Whole Planet Foundation. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, Rainforest Alliance certification and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit http://www.REPUBLICofTEA.com or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter at twitter.com/republicoftea and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RepublicofTea.

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