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!