5 Stars Delish!

from MN on wrote:

I tried this on a whim because I love DA and wanted to pretend I was having tea with the Crawley's. So silly but fun when you get out your fancy tea set and crumpets with your 8 year old daughter. I am hooked on this and just bought more and sent a can to my friend. Please keep making this one! Cheers.

This tea is amazing!

5 Stars This tea is amazing!

from NC on wrote:

I love tea. Chai teas were my fav but my daughter gifted me the Estate blend and it has become my fav. Ordered 2 canisters since I drink it all the time. Probably should have ordered more. Please do not discontinue!

Best EG

5 Stars Best EG

from NC on wrote:

Earl Gray is my favorite sipping tea and this one is the bomb! The added vanilla is amazing! If you like EG you must try!

I relax just opening the container

5 Stars I relax just opening the container

from GA on wrote:

This tea is wonderful. It even smells like there is a hint of chocolate in it. When my tea-drinking friend comes to visit, we must have a cup of this tea. She normally does not like bergamont, but she loves it in this tea.

So nice for Downton Abbey fans!

5 Stars So nice for Downton Abbey fans!

from NJ on wrote:

I ordered several varieties of these limited edition teas to celebrate the Downton Abbey movie and as Christmas gifts for some of my friends who love Downton Abbey - a tin or two of tea with a beautiful teacup or teapot! I have the Estate Blend teabags (Earl Grey with vanilla), which is delicious, as I would expect from the Republic of Tea. My only disappointment is the tin itself - the Downton Abbey artwork is quite small and unimpressive. I thought the tin would be a pretty keepsake after the tea is gone - but they're just not as nice as other tins I've purchased as "souvenirs." Still - as a limited edition - they're a special treat.

Downton Abbey Earl Grey with Vanilla

5 Stars Downton Abbey Earl Grey with Vanilla

from CA on wrote:

LOVE IT!!! Definitely one of our all time favorites. I'm enjoying a cup as I type now. Rich, tasty, full-bodied tea. This tea is on my reorder list.

Maybe my favorite!

5 Stars Maybe my favorite!

from IL on wrote:

I’ve been trying all of the Downton Abbey teas, and honestly have loved them., BUT this one is my FAVORITE so far!! First, the smell out of the tin is so comforting! The smell and flavor once brewed is TO DIE FOR! Subtle sweetness, perfect Earl Gray and Vanilla flavors. Add a splash of milk or cream and it’s even better!! I’m ordering several tins of this for fear it will be discontinued!!!

Wonderful earl grey

5 Stars Wonderful earl grey

from MI on wrote:

I was trying some other DA teas and thought I would try this as well. I like earl grey teas but they can be too perfumey and overpoweringly floral (or something?) for me. This is one of the best I have had. The vanilla softens the earl grey I guess. I like it with a splash of milk.

Wonderfully blended tea

5 Stars Wonderfully blended tea

from MO on wrote:

Very satisfying taste, beautiful aroma. Well pleased.

Very Comforting

5 Stars Very Comforting

from GA on wrote:

I am really not big on flavored black tea, but this was surprising wonderful. The flavors go together well, providing a comforting, warm, homey feeling. This has become one of my favorite teas!

Love this Tea!

5 Stars Love this Tea!

from PA on wrote:

Just the right amount of Bergamot/Vanilla blend!! Very smooth tea!


5 Stars Delicious

from OH on wrote:

A friend of mine introduced me to the tea and usually I don’t like black teas but this is simply amazing.


5 Stars YUM!

from PA on wrote:

The aroma when you open the tin is soothing and calming. The flavor is so smooth and refreshing. I LOVE THIS TEA!!


5 Stars Delicious!

from MI on wrote:

This is my favorite flavor tea. It is smooth and rich with flavors of orange, vanilla and other flavors. And it has a delicious aroma as well.



from TX on wrote:

This is my favorite tea to have at breakfast!! I add a honey straw just to make it a little extra. Best way to start the day! Please never stop carrying this tea!!!

My favorite tea

5 Stars My favorite tea

from MI on wrote:

I bought this at the recommendation of my sister in California. I'm generally not a fan of Earl Grey, but the estate blend which is Earl Grey with vanilla is very very good. It's my fav of all the teas from The Republic of Tea


5 Stars Mellow

from OR on wrote:

I am an avid drinker of earl grey and my favorite is earl grey with orange bergamot. This Downton Abbey estate blend introduced me to earl grey with vanilla which is delicious. The vanilla mellows the bold black tea and makes for a very pleasant drinking experience. I loved the show and when I saw that the tea was an earl grey it made for a fun option with a nod to the show. I’m so glad I gave it a try. It has also become the gateway to me purchasing republic of tea through the website. I’ve already ordered a second tin of this tea to keep at work. I expect to expand my republic of tea options soon as the rewards program fills up fast and that makes the tea far more economical when I’m getting a free tin every few purchases.

This tea just gets better

5 Stars This tea just gets better

from CA on wrote:

I've already written a 17-thumbs up review of this particular blend, but I'm happy to convince all readers to try this marvelous flavor combination. I ordered more because I noticed the supply was running dangerously low and knew I wasn't drinking it (I do have other favorites). So I spoke to my daughter-in-law who, along with my son, recently moved in. SHE: It's the best tea EVER ME: I agree. We're running out. SHE: Noooo! Order ALL of it. I'll pay half. If we run out, I'm locking myself in the washing machine because mornings will be filled with despair and doom. So I ordered more, because we need the washing machine! Also, because I don't want the Minister in Charge of Tea Blends to stop manufacturing this masterly combo of Earl Grey and vanilla.



from CA on wrote:

This tea has become my absolute favorite. Before this Cuppa Cake Caramel Vanilla was my favorite - still love it but Estate Blend is just sooo good. I love vanilla - here are some of the other teas I like - for comparison. Good Hope Vanilla, Comfort and Joy, Cuppa Cake Caramel Vanilla, Honey Ginseng, Downton Butlers Pantry Blend, and Peppermint Bark are all at the top of my ROT list... but Estate Blend wins!!


5 Stars Wonderful

from GA on wrote:

Well, I just found out that my store were I purchase this wonderful tea, will no longer carry it. How sad, sooo, please don't discontinue it's the only reason I drink!!! Every day, all day long! I have bought 50 Tom's of this in the last few years!!!


5 Stars Delicious

from IL on wrote:

This is my most favorite tea! Please never get ride of it, it like dessert! I drink it hot with a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It is perfection I have gone through at least 7 of these tins

EvenLady Violet Would Be Pleased....

5 Stars EvenLady Violet Would Be Pleased....

from WV on wrote:

At first, I didn't know if this tea was for me. After I brewed it properly and a few cups, I most definitely find this tea wonderful. I especially like the sweet undertones of the brew.

Survey says...

5 Stars Survey says...

from NY on wrote:

We used this and the Holiday Tea for a Ladies Victorian Tea and both were a HIT! I am still getting compliments on them both. I took both to work to share with friends and they are looking forward to becoming new customers.

Would like it even without the label

5 Stars Would like it even without the label

from TX on wrote:

Not a great fan of Downton, but definitely like the Estate blend. While fantastic drinking hot in the morning, I have also used it to flavor cakes, scones, tapioca pudding and homemade ice cream custards. Delish!

My first and my favorite

5 Stars My first and my favorite

from OR on wrote:

This is the tea that turned me into a tea drinker. It's absolutely delicious and my all-time favorite blend.

My Favorite Tea

5 Stars My Favorite Tea

from OH on wrote:

This is my all-time favorite tea! I love Earl Grey, and the vanilla is the perfect addition! Since this is limited-edition, I try to stock up, but I'm going to be so sad when it goes away :(

Ellegance I can afford

5 Stars Ellegance I can afford

from IL on wrote:

The rich warm fragrance rises up to great you and as you sip the velvet richness spreads across your tongue. This is not a tea to drink in a rush but with a good book beside a fireplace on a rainy day. Please do not phase this flavor out for a long long time.

Please don't ever discontinue this one!!

5 Stars Please don't ever discontinue this one!!

from NY on wrote:

OMG-- this is my new favorite tea! I love Earl Grey tea, and this blend with the vanilla is just heavenly! It smells great and tastes even better!! I already have 4 cans and am ordering more-- please don't discontinue it!!

I have tried several of the Abby teas and this is my favorite.

5 Stars I have tried several of the Abby teas and this is my favorite.

from IL on wrote:

As a Christmas gift I got a selection of the Abby teas and trying them I fell in love with the the Estate Blend was my favorite. The warm aroma is almost good enough to skip desert. If you ever have to give up the Abby connection I hope you keep the blend.


5 Stars Love

from TX on wrote:

Perfect earl grey to start my day softened by sweetness of vanilla. Love all the Downton Abbey Teas I've tried thus far please keep this in stock!

Best. Tea. Ever.

5 Stars Best. Tea. Ever.

from CA on wrote:

I love Earl Grey, but this is over the top delicious! I hope this tea is never discontinued.

New favorite

5 Stars New favorite

from FL on wrote:

Earl Grey has always been my tea of choice. No longer! The estate blend is so smooth that it almost feels decadent in the morning. Great way to start my day.

My New Addiction

5 Stars My New Addiction

from NV on wrote:

This tea is simply divine! It pairs beautifully with a bit of sweet cream and leaves you in warm vanilla bliss. You won't be disappointed!

Good Earl Grey - Nothing extraordinary.

4 Stars Good Earl Grey - Nothing extraordinary.

from OH on wrote:

I must confess, I initially ordered this tea simply because it had Dame Maggie Smith on the tin. I am a very big fan. The tea itself is a good earl grey, nothing extraordinary, but the orange does come through nicely. I'm a big fan of milk and sugar, and the splash of milk takes away any bitterness. This is a good basic early grey for your breakfast/caffeine needs.

Tastes as good as it smells

5 Stars Tastes as good as it smells

from GA on wrote:

When my daughter bought season 6 on DVD, PBS included a sampler of the Downton tea collections. I've been buying it regularly since. It smells heavenly, without being overpowering. It tastes even better. It's the ideal blend of quality black tea and bergamot and vanilla. It's a nice pick-me-up in the afternoon.

Unique Earl Grey with a Twist

5 Stars Unique Earl Grey with a Twist

from NC on wrote:

This is a fabulous Earl Grey. Perfect balance of black tea, hint of lemon and a nice touch - a mellow background of vanilla. Great on it's own or with a touch of honey and splash of milk.

Make it a Keeper!

5 Stars Make it a Keeper!

from TN on wrote:

A smooth and delicious blend of two favourite flavours. Wonderful with milk and sugar. Tasty as an every day drink, but more than refined enough to be worthy of the Downton name. It is kind of odd that of the teas I've purchased, this is the one I've been prompted to review, as it is a limited edition. I hope they add this or something like it to the permanent roster. Earl Grey Creme is one of my favourite tea flavours, but every time I find one I like it either becomes unavailable or the recipe is changed. I hope Republic of Tea helps me out with this problem!


5 Stars Fav

from OK on wrote:

This is my new favorite. It is so smooth and lovely to start my mornings.

Downton Estate Blend

5 Stars Downton Estate Blend

from CA on wrote:

It's delicious tea! Has a special delicate flavor. I recommend it highly for a special touch for a ladies tea.

Pleasant Surprise

5 Stars Pleasant Surprise

from MI on wrote:

I bought this to complete my Downton Abbey collection, but since I am not an Earl Grey fan, I didn't think I'd really like it. But I do! For me, Earl Grey usually has a strange after taste, but this tea doesn't have that. It has the flavor, but milder. I am pleasantly surprised that I liked it. I drink it as cold brewed iced tea. Maybe that adds to the mildness. I will actually drink it, not just enjoy the can on my shelf.

Amazing! Please add to line up!

5 Stars Amazing! Please add to line up!

from CA on wrote:

I don't like earl grey OR vanilla teas but this tea is AMAZING! I drink it every day (sometimes multiple times a day) and always have a back up can for when I run out. I'd hate to see this leave (it's a limited edition) and hope you keep it around!

Holy butler's pantry!

5 Stars Holy butler's pantry!

from CA on wrote:

A vanilla Earl Grey? You bet. This one is a winner. I've switched to almost exclusively Earl Grey blends and am most impressed by this one. Both flavors are strong and blend well together. I like it so much that, when I'm drinking a cup, I'm already wondering when I can have my next cup.

Where to purchase this tea

5 Stars Where to purchase this tea

from PA on wrote:

This tea was especially made for Cost Plus World Market and may be purchased directly from them online at ... hope this helps those who have been trying to find it in their local store.

This tea is epic

5 Stars This tea is epic

from CA on wrote:

I purchased this for my mother as a Christmass present. I am a sucker for anything with Vanilla involved, it is the finest of the flavors. I must admit impressed with how well the black tea with strong bergamot worked with the vanilla. I will be back to the world market for more and recoment they offer this one online as sejusted.

Online purchase please

5 Stars Online purchase please

from CT on wrote:

would like to see this as an online choice of teas. Have no idea where a Cost Plus is anywhere near where I live. Please please put online. Thank you

Please Make More of This

5 Stars Please Make More of This

from CA on wrote:

This is my current favorite tea. I like to brew a pot in the morning and add milk. In the morning I drink it hot, then refrigerate the rest of the pot and have it cold in the afternoon. To me there combination of bergamont and vanilla is perfectly matched in this black tea. My only complaint is that it seams that Cost Plus has already run out and you cannot find it online either. Please consider adding this to your regular tea line.


5 Stars delish!

from MO on wrote:

A wonderful tea for anytime!. You can also get it online if a store is not near at :

No local store

1 Star No local store

from MO on wrote:

We don't have a local store within a hundred miles. Would like to be able to buy this on the internet.

If you like Vanilla...

4 Stars If you like Vanilla...

from OH on wrote:

This tea is delicious but I felt like it had a little too much vanilla for my taste. I added a little milk and sugar and it was better, but it's still not something I would drink every day.

Love It!!

5 Stars Love It!!

from FL on wrote:

This is the only version of Earl Grey I like. I wish it was available on this website. World Market is not someplace I get to often. The tea has a fabulous flavor to it. I compared the description of it to other Earl Grey teas. I assume the vanilla in it is what makes me like this despite having not liked earl grey teas in the past. It quickly became one of my favorites up until I realized I could not order refills. UGH. I am still rating it 5 stars and not lower because the reviews are meant to be for the tea itself not complaints over exclusive selling rights given to another store.


5 Stars Yum!

from CA on wrote:

I can't stop drinking this tea! I love it so much and I love the show, too, which make the tea even better!

I do like it

5 Stars I do like it

from CA on wrote:

This is an excellent tea for morning or an afternoon pickup; love the bergamot orange / vanilla. I do wish you'd offer refills for the tin, which I did manage to get by going on an expedition to another Cost Plus across the bay... maybe Cost Plus could offer refills like you have for your other teas here? I bought a couple of refills for my other favorites here, like the idea.

This is the BEST!!!!

5 Stars This is the BEST!!!!

from NC on wrote:

Love this tea --- just a hint of almond -- delicious. It was given to me as a gift for Christmas and I am hooked. Now my problem is finding it at World Market. My local store is sold out!

Heaven in a cup!

5 Stars Heaven in a cup!

from TX on wrote:

This is my favorite Tea! I can't get enough of it and it is sold out at World Market. I hope that they will re-stock or that Republic of Tea will at some point carry this Tea on-line. It is positively divine!

Delicious treat!

5 Stars Delicious treat!

from AZ on wrote:

Simply open this can, take a big sniff of this tea and you will know how delicious it is! This is a twist on a classic tea... The touch of vanilla is an added treat. We received this as a gift and thoroughly enjoy each sip!

This is wonderful stuff!

5 Stars This is wonderful stuff!

from AZ on wrote:

I'm not a routine tea drinker but we were having a really cold spell(20 degrees for a high),and tea just was sounding good. This blend is wonderful-the orange and vanilla notes on top of the Earl Grey made it absolutely lyrical. Put a little milk in it,English-style,and you just can't stop drinking it!