The Republic of Tea Expands Downton Abbey® Tea Collection at Cost Plus World Market

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Downton Abbey Legacy Tea, Christmas Gift Set and Exclusive Mrs. Patmore’s Blueberry Scone Join Flavors Estate Blend, Butler’s Pantry, Downton Abbey Christmas and English Rose

The Republic of Tea's Downton Abbey® Christmas Gift Set

The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is proud to announce its new limited edition Downton Abbey Legacy Tea, Downton Abbey Christmas Gift Set and exclusive flavor, Mrs. Patmore’s Blueberry Scone, are now available at Cost Plus World Market® locations nationwide. These new additions join popular Downton Abbey® inspired teas, English Rose and Downton Abbey Christmas, as well as exclusive Cost Plus World Market flavors, Estate Blend and Butler’s Pantry, already available for purchase at Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide.

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 sixth (and final) season premiere is set to air on PBS in the U.S. on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

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

  •     Mrs. Patmore’s Blueberry Scone: No need to make Mrs. Patmore toil all morning in the kitchen to bake fresh blueberry scones when you can simply enjoy a cup of this fine herbal tea. With all the flavors of lush blueberries and the aromas of a morning spent kneading and baking, this caffeine-free blend will surely delight the senses.
  •     Downton Abbey Legacy Tea: A heartfelt cup of Plum Pudding Tea is the perfect send-off to six seasons of love, death, war, success and emotional turmoil. So bottoms-- and pinkies -- up as we say farewell to Downton Abbey.
  •     Downton Christmas Gift Set: ‘Tis the season for this duo of the finest teas for the entire family. New Holiday Cheer delights taste buds with this caffeine-free blend of red rooibos, sweet vanilla and lovely cinnamon. Downton Abbey Christmas is a fine blend of premium black tea with the added warmth of traditional mulling spices, sure to fill homes with an aroma of the holidays.

Each of these all-natural premium teas are certified gluten free. 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 its website,, starting November 16. Mrs. Patmore’s Blueberry Scone, Estate Blend and Butler’s Pantry are exclusively sold at Cost Plus World Market locations nationwide and online. Downton Abbey Christmas, Downton Abbey Christmas Gift Set, Downton Abbey Legacy and English Rose are available at Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide, through the company website, or online through The Republic of Tea, (, mail-order catalogue and by calling 800.298.4TEA (4832).


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. The program’s Season 6, its final, will be on air in January 2015.

About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 276 stores in 35 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, over 500 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, Xerces Society 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 or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter at and Like us on Facebook at

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