Downton Abbey® Grantham Breakfast Blend Tea Bags

Downton Abbey® Grantham Breakfast Blend Tea Bags

Featured in the Jan 10, 2014 issue of Entertainment Weekly

Full-bodied, malty, organic Assam black tea is infused with the spicy flavor of organic ginger root. Try with a splash of warm milk and sweetener for a flavor reminiscent of sticky ginger pudding. This energizing tea is perfect for an early morning foxhunt or preparing for the dramas of the day.

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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Downton™ and Downton Abbey® ©2015 Carnival Film and Television Limited. A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production. Carnival logo ©2005 Carnival Film and Television Limited. All Rights Reserved. Masterpiece is a trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation.


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.


Organic Assam black tea, organic ginger

Country of Origin


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

5 Stars

A keeper

Los Angeles, CA

Please, please don't ever discontinue this choice tea. What a wonderful aroma and flavor. Nothing like it out there.

5 Stars

Needs to Be a Forever Edition!

Dallas, TX

I tend to prefer loose tea. This was given to me by a friend who knows I like Downton Abbey and tea, so I gave it a try. It is now on the top of my list of favorite teas. I am not a sophisticated enough taster to talk about flavor notes or subtle overtones of this or that, but I can tell you that I love this tea. Most likely because of the ginger, it is one of the few teas I can drink on an empty stomach in the morning that doesn't make me ill. When the limited edition time for this ends, if it doesn't make it into a regular collection, I will be very sad. Please relabel this as a regular, and if it gets renamed, please be very clear of the former name in marketing, so I don't miss out on it.

5 Stars


Charlotte, NC

I went a little crazy at the Downton costume exhibit at Biltmore and bought more tea than I probably should have. But this morning I am very much enjoying the Breakfast Blend. The ginger brings this over the top; unique and with the right amount of zip to begin the day.

5 Stars

Too delicious to make a limited edition!

St. Louis, MO

I received this tea as a gift from a friend who knew I loved Downton Abbey as much as I loved tea. The mix of black tea and ginger quickly became a favorite! The smell is outstanding. Everyone comments on how fantastic it smells when I make it at work. Please keep the tea available after the collector packaging is no longer available.

5 Stars

Finally, a civilized black tea

Kansas City, MO

Give this tea to a friend trying to get off coffee; they will love you. It is satisfying without being bitter. The ginger makes it a digestivo tonic. As everyone else has said, Please re-label and keep this tea. This is the first Republic of Tea for which I will return.

5 Stars

Keep making this tea!

Cottonwood, AZ

This tea is my all-time favorite! I've tasted many of your teas, and they're all delicious, but this is the one I drink every day. It's just a perfect blend of Assam and ginger. Love it!! Even if Lord Grantham's handsome face no longer graces the canister after Downton Abbey has had its run, please keep making this tea!!

5 Stars

my second fave black tea

Big Spring, TX

I wasn't too fond of this at first, but after trying it with two spoons of sugar and a splash of milk as was suggested by a fellow Citizen I'm in LOVE with this blend! I hope you guys keep this around even after the licensing from the show goes away.

5 Stars

Ginger Goodness

Goldsboro, NC

Amazingly ginger goodness. I love a strong black tea that isn't bitter, and Assam is it. Adding the ginger takes this over the top. Nice addition without a bunch of other spices. I even put in some candied ginger pieces-- yum. Please keep this tea and you'll have one happy citizen!

5 Stars

Crisp Yet Smooth

Mathews, VA

I love the show, so, naturally, I wanted some of the tea; so, I chose Grantham Breakfast Blend. Well, this was definitely a good choice. The Assam black tea with the ginger is a perfect match. The ginger gives the tea a crisp "snap" on your nose, but it is also very smooth to the palate. And, as mentioned, it is perfect with just a little milk and sugar. I recommend this blend without reservation.

5 Stars

My first cup

Bolton, MA

I've just enjoyed my first cup of this new-to-me tea. What a delight the ginger is sweetened and with a splash of milk. All that's missing is a scone or two.

5 Stars

Please make this a standard offering!

Charlotte, NC

I've been shopping at Republic of Tea for years and never written a review, but I'm compelled to in this case because I'm very afraid they're going to take this limited edition tea away. I really hope the Minister of Tea will consider rebranding this when the Downton promo is done and making it a regular item. This is a very simple tea but the amount of ginger is perfect - refreshing, just enough flavor and bite, without being overwhelming. It is glorious iced!

5 Stars


Pittsburgh, PA

I couldn't wait to try this it and it doesn't disappoint! There is just enough ginger to be lovely without being overwhelming. Please keep it!

5 Stars

I'm Hooked on this Tea!!

Rockbridge, OH

This tea is my all time favorite! I love the hint of ginger and the tea is just so good. It's now part of my regular routine and if I run out my day seems to be off on the wrong foot. Please keep this blend in your product offerings!

5 Stars


San Diego, CA

This tea is fantastic! Assam is my absolute favorite black tea and the addition of ginger has absolutely won me over. The two go remarkably well together. It's enjoyable on it's own, with sugar and with milk and sugar. The only thing that would make it better is selling it loose leaf style (I generally hate bagged tea.) and offering it in bulk. I hope you decide to do this if it's a blend of tea you produce.

5 Stars

Really good

Annapolis, MD

This is a delicious tea. Please keep it around. Wish it was available in refill sizes.

5 Stars


Endicott, NY

This tea is AMAZING. I was traveling in Nepal and have been trying to replicate the ginger-infused tea I drank all the time there - now I don't have to. Who knew the Earl of Grantham was into ginger? This is a sturdy black tea that meets its match with a rich ginger kick. PLEASE keep this around and sell in bulk - it's become a staple for me. I've bought 5 tins and dread the day it's gone for good!

5 Stars

Please keep this around!

Houston, TX

Such a good black tea! I love this with the strong ginger flavor in the morning...or really anytime. Please keep it around as I have been searching for a good ginger tea that only had black tea and ginger. I was worried this would have "accesory" flavors to enhance. But its a simple black and ginger tea. Love this!

5 Stars

Smashing Good Tea

Boston, MA

The ginger adds a delicious zip to the Assam. It still surprises me with the first sip, but is very relaxing to drink. I only wish they would sell it in refill packs so I don't end up with a collection of empty cans.

5 Stars


Hubertus, WI

Amazing, so glad I gave it a try. Please keep this one around. I would love some traveler tins of this.

5 Stars


Endicott, NY

This tea is amazing! A rich, solid breakfast tea equally matched by an invigorating ginger kick. I just bought four more tins of it in case it disappears! Please keep it around and sell it in bulk!

5 Stars

Great Cup of Tea!

Akron, OH

From my first sip, it was Ahhhhh. I am ordering 2 more cans.

5 Stars

I love this tea!

Tucson, AZ

Who doesn't want to have tea with Lord Grantham? I love this tea...especially the hint of ginger.

5 Stars

A New Favorite

Portland , OR

This blend is fabulous. It hope it stays and I can buy in bulk.

5 Stars

LOVE this tea !

Monroe, MI

I ordered one tin of this tea and absolutely love it. I am ordering some more tins as gifts. I know this is a limited edition tea, but I hope you have enough interest in the tea to consider having it available on a continual basis.

5 Stars

Best shared with a friend

North Conway, NH

I received this delightful tea as a Christmas gift from one of my friends. It's fabulous with just a hint of ginger, but not overpowering the flavor of the Assam black tea. Best shared with a friend and a plate of shortbread cookies!

5 Stars

a wonderful tea

newburyport, MA

This tea is more than just an association w/Downton Abbey. It is a stand-by-itself terrific tea. That it carries the Downton name is frosting on the cake to Downton lovers. The blenders have hit just the right amount of ginger to black tea, providing the drinker w/a very lovely & bracing cup of tea. I hope it will be part of the ROT family in the future with or w/out the Downton affiliation.

5 Stars

hearty breakfast tea

Corte Madera, CA

Love adding a drop of honey and some almond milk to this hearty breakfast tea.

5 Stars


CorpusChristi, TX

"Downton" attracted my attention...but this tea has become my very favorite. There is just enough ginger to make it more warming than plain black tea. Please keep it...and let me buy it in bulk!!

5 Stars

Fastly Becoming a Favorite


Heartiness of Assam and Bright taste of Ginger, just the note to get one started in the morning, helpful for those with allergies too!

4 Stars

Subtle warming tea

Boston, MA

I liked this tea very much - It has a mild taste but with a lovely subtle ginger note. Can be drunk with or without milk. A bit of sugar brings out the ginger. I drank it in my Royal Stafford china cup and felt transported to Downton!
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