Downton Abbey® The Bates' Tea

Sold Out and Discontinued.

Searching for a similar blend? We recommend Cinnamon Plum Black Tea as a replacement.

Downton Abbey® The Bate's tea premium plum pudding black tea.

As featured in US Weekly and PureWow.

Additional Details

Plum Pudding black 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 heart felt cup is perfect for high tea and is equally good paired with a hearty sandwich or sweet biscuits.

This Fall, return to Downton Abbey. Coming to movie theaters, the award winning TV series entranced millions of viewers with its drama, relationships and intriguing insight into the lives of the Crawley household, becoming a modern media sensation and the most watched drama ever on PBS.

From the pen of Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes, Downton will make its big screen debut in theaters this September from Focus Features and Carnival Films.

Downton™ and Downton Abbey®
©2019 Carnival Film and Television Limited. All Rights Reserved.


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 6oz water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes.


Fine black tea, natural vanilla flavor, cinnamon, natural flavor, natural plum flavor, sloeberries and elderberries



Citizen Reviews

The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars (29)
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Very Nice
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from MN on wrote:
I really enjoy this tea. It's a nice blend for any time of day.

Wonderful tea!!!
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from AK on wrote:
I tried the free sample and just HAD to order some. It is wonderful!

Please...a permanent flavor??
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from TN on wrote:
I loved my sample of this tea. The vanilla note elevated it above the regular cinnamon plum tea. Please make this a permanent tea and available in refill bags!!

Bate’s Tea is great!
4 Stars This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

from IL on wrote:
This tea was a sample in the catalog recently. I had it tucked away and remembered that I needed to try it. I had a cup this afternoon with a splash of milk. It was really very good. It’s a slight bit spicy for me, but still a great cup to warm you or pick you up in the afternoon. I ordered a tin of it yesterday and got my order today! Great ROT service!

5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from MI on wrote:
I bought this on a whim along with three other DA teas. This was my favorite. It is unlike anything I ever had. I am concerned this may be discontinued at some point since it is not a true Republic tea. Will buy again!