Downton Abbey® Bates' Brambleberry Tea

Downton Abbey® 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. A casual refreshment served hot or over ice with biscuits or sandwiches.

The award-winning TV series, Downton Abbey® has entranced millions of viewers and become a modern media sensation. Every episode is an explosion of drama, relationships and intrigue. 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. From the pen of Academy Award® winner Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey is the most watched drama ever on PBS!

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Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.

Steeping Instructions

Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.


Fine black tea, natural berry flavors, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry bits

Country of Origin

India, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia

  • 5 Stars
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What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...

4 Stars

Perfect as Iced Tea

Tallahassee, FL

I didn't like this one by the cup in the morning, I found I LOVE it by the pitcher over ice. It does compare well to Blackberry Sage.

5 Stars

Perfect Spring and Summer Tea

Nashville, TN

While I enjoy many different teas, the BlackBerry Sage has been my "gotta have it on a daily basis" tea for several years now. I have to say, Bates Brambleberry tea is equally delicious. It doesn't have the refreshing sage notes, but the berry flavors are divine. It's like drinking a cup of springtime. Very fruity, not too floral and not sickly sweet. I really hope this tea is here to stay.

5 Stars

So Delicious!

Roseburg, OR

This tea has become my absolute favorite! It is definitely the best Downton tea (with the exception of the Christmas blend, which I haven't tried yet). I love waking up to this tea each morning. It gives me something to look forward to. I hope they continue selling this, re-labeled, after the limited time it's available as a Downton tea.

4 Stars

Delicious berry flavors

Augusta, GA

This is very good tea. I wish it came in loose leaf and that it wasn't a limited edition!

4 Stars

Yummi, fruity goodness

Brooklyn, NY

I received a sample of this tea with the catalog and finally tried it today. It is delicious and taste like summer fruit. It's so smooth and leaves no aftertaste. I will definitely order more and try it with cream.

5 Stars

One of a kind

Bay Area, CA

This tea is so delicious! I'm ordering a few more cans right now. It's so good with some milk and sugar. I didn't want to like it as much as I do because it's pricey compared to their normal non soap opera teas, but it's worth it!

5 Stars

I broke my rule for this one.

Niceville, FL

A sample of Brambleberry arrived with the catalogue. "Oh, that's good!" It was good enough that I broke my rule to never pay shipping. I either take advantage of specials or order enough that shipping is included. I had just placed a large order before this sample arrived. It was good enough to break my rule. But I still do not know what a brambleberry is!

4 Stars

Can really taste the 'berries'!

Round Hill, VA

A nice 'fruity' tea. The berry taste is very good - not 'perfumy' like some teas (probably artificial flavors). I use it at school (I teach) with trivia or a touch of honey.

5 Stars


Atlanta, GA

The aroma of this tea brewing is nearly as delicious as the taste of it! The berries that are in this really blend so well with the black tea. It's a very summerlike tasting, balanced blend. I am back for a second tin, and I really hope that TROT carries this for years to come!

5 Stars


El Paso, TX

All the flavors of summer! This is the best if the Downton Abbey teas that I have had!

5 Stars

Smooth and fruity

Columbus, GA

Smooth, not harsh or bitter. Taken with sugar and a splash of cream. Like eating a fresh berry pie. Delicious! And I'm not usually a fruity tea lover.

5 Stars

Fantastic tea

Lincoln , NE

Fantastic berry tea. Nice smooth tea. The aroma while steeping is amazing and the berry flavor is fantastic. Will definitely order again.

4 Stars

A Very Nice Tea

Waterloo, IA

As advertised, the fruit flavor is not as pronounced if enjoyed plain. Adding sweetener brings out the delicious berry flavors. I tried French vanilla creamer with it as well; although this also tastes fine, it would be just as enjoyable with sweetener alone.

5 Stars

My NEW favorite tea!

Dallas, TX

I am in LOVE with this tea. I love to brew it overnight and have it for ice tea. Delicious berry flavor!

4 Stars

I like it! I like it!

Detroit, MI

This teas has a wonderfully crisp, sweet flavor to it! It's very enjoyable on these cool Fall nights Michigan has been having recently. Curling up with a mug-full reminds me Summer WILL come back again! :)

4 Stars

Berry Melange

Goldsboro, NC

This tea is best served cold. I would prefer a stronger berry flavor. I will enjoy it, but would probably not order again.

5 Stars

Even great iced

Alta Loma, CA

It is great hot, no doubt there. But being a fruit black tea, had to give it a try. Brew this for 12 hours in cold water overnight and it's amazing.

5 Stars

Wowee Wonderful

St John, IN

I fell in love with this tea. The berries in this wonderful tea not only smell wonderful, it tastes fantastic. If you love fruit teas, this is a must try.

5 Stars

Oh my mercy!

Atmore, AL

This tea is AMAZING. First off, it smells SO good while it's steeping. And the taste doesn't disappoint. Up till now, my favorite fruit flavored teas have been Cranberry Blood Orange and Wild Blueberry but this one is my new favorite. I'm a huge fan of Downton, but even if I wasn't, this tea is a must have. I hope the Republic eventually makes it available in bulk because, unlike most of the other Downton teas, there is now counterpart to one in their normal lineup that I can buy to refill my tin. I heartily recommend giving this one a try, you won't be disappointed!
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