The Republic of Tea Releases Two Limited Editions Teas for Downton Abbey: A New Era

Posted: 05/11/2022

The Republic of Tea Releases Two Limited Editions Teas for Downton Abbey: A New Era

Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas and Herbs Expands its Downton Abbey® Tea Collection With Exclusive Blends Inspired by the Highly Anticipated Movie

LARKSPUR, CALIF. (May 2, 2022) – The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, is pleased to introduce two limited edition teas in celebration of Downton AbbeyA New Era, the highly anticipated movie from Carnival Films and Focus Features , debuting in theaters on May 20, 2022.

Downton Abbey: A New Era is the sequel to the acclaimed 2019 Downton Abbey film. The award winning TV series and first blockbuster movie entranced millions of viewers all over the world with the drama, relationships, and ingriguing insight into the lives of the Crawley household. The great-tasting new tea blends consist of Violet and Mary’s Tea and Daisy and Mrs. Patmore’s Tea, inspired by principal Downton Abbey® characters: Violet Grantham (Maggie Smith), Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), Daisy (Sophie McShera), and Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol).

  • Violet and Mary’s Tea – Inspired by the flora found in a French country garden, this caffeine-free infusion is soothing and sophisticated. A bouquet of herbs such as lemon verbena, peppermint, linden leaves, lavender, and rosemary are married with the fresh citrus flavors of orange and lemon. A romantic tea to sip and dream of far-off places.
  • Daisy and Mrs. Patmore’s Tea – The traditional flavors of plum pudding – baked fruit and spices – are married with the virtuous flavor of vanilla in a fine black tea base. This heartfelt cup is perfect for high tea and is equally delicious paired with a hearty sandwich or sweet biscuits.

Both teas retail for $14.50/tin, a great value at 40 cents per cup. The Downton Abbey: A New Era Teas are now available for a limited time at and specialty retailers across the country. Each tin holds 36 natural, unbleached tea bags free of tags, strings and staples.

These blends join The Republic of Tea’s beloved Downton Abbey® Tea Collection, comprised of Downton Abbey® English Rose Tea, Downton Abbey® Grantham’s English Breakfast Tea, Downton Abbey® Estate Blend, Downton Abbey® Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea, Downton Abbey® Lady Cora’s Evening Tea, and Downton Abbey® Bates’ Brambleberry, in addition to the Custom Downton Abbey® Collector’s Gift Set.

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About Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey the series is a critically acclaimed and multi award-winning period drama, written and created by Julian Fellowes and executive produced by Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, Nigel Marchant and Fellowes. The series aired for six seasons on ITV in the UK and on MASTERPIECE on PBS in the US. It reached more than 26 million viewers in its final season, making it the highest-rated PBS drama series of all time. It has also been distributed in over 250 territories worldwide.

Winner of numerous national and international awards, Downton Abbey’s notable accolades include three Golden Globes and fifteen Primetime Emmy Awards. With a total of 69 nominations, Downton Abbey is the most nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmys, and probably Britain’s most successful scripted television export. The show even garnered a Guinness World Record for highest critical ratings for a TV show, and was honoured with a Special BAFTA Award in recognition of its outstanding global success.

The Downton Abbey: A New Era movie will be released in theaters May 20, 2022. It is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features distributing.

About Focus Features:

Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market and holds a library of iconic movies, with 143 Academy Award Nominations and 27 wins from fearless filmmakers. Upcoming and current releases from Focus include Robert Eggers’ Viking epic The Northman starring Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Björk, the highly anticipated Downton Abbey: A New Era including the return of the original cast with new additions Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris directed by Anthony Fabien and starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Ellen Thomas and Lucas Bravo in collaboration with the house of Dior, Sundance breakout Brian and Charles from director Jim Archer, B.J. Novak’s dark comedic thriller Vengeance starring Issa Rae and Ashton Kutcher, Vasilis Katsoupis’s directorial debut Inside starring Willem Dafoe, Monkeypaw Productions’ Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul from director Adamma Ebo starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown that will debut day and date on Peacock, James Gray’s upcoming Armageddon Time starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong and Anne HathawayA.V. Rockwell’s directorial debut A Thousand and One starring Teyana Taylor, The Silent Twins starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance and directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska, Spoiler Alert based on Michael Ausiello’s touching memoir and starring Jim Parsons, Sally Field, and Ben Aldridge, Champions starring Woody Harrelson, Kaitlin Olson, Cheech Marin and directed by Bobby Farrelly, Nida Manzoor’s feature debut Polite Society, and Todd Field’s Tár, starring Cate Blanchett in the titular role. Universal Pictures International has led distribution in select markets for titles including Armageddon Time, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul, Inside, Brian and CharlesChampions and Polite Society. 

Focus is part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms.  UFEG’s global division also includes Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and DreamWorks Animation.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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About The Republic of Tea:

The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its great-tasting premium teas and herbs, 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 delivers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, and nature-inspired sipware at an incredible value. The Republic of Tea’s collections boast over 350 all-natural premium teas and diverse offerings which include, but are not limited to: organic SuperAdapt™ Teas, SuperDigest Tea® collection, Beautifying Botanicals®, Bridgerton Teas, Be Well® Teas, organic SuperHerb® Teas, U-Matcha™ and Single Sips®. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports organizations like Homeward Bound of Marin and The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), which works towards access to nutritious, safe, and affordable food for all. The Republic of Tea also works to elevate the consciousness of sustainability; it is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, Upcycled Food Association, Climate Collaborative and American Herbal Products Association. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic®, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Press Contacts:  Nicole Lax, Blake Willahan, Siena Di Roma, and Libby Byrne,

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