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Love this tea

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

from MA on wrote:

We LOVE this tea. We've made it all summer as sun tea . Three or four of us go through more than a pitcher a day! I like it plain, my sons add lemon or lemonade. In the colder months it is a lovely brew, as well. I like it as a treat in the afternoon or after dinner. I wish the refill bag had more teabags in it!

This tea is delicious!

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from LA on wrote:

My family loves this tea. You can taste the flavor of all the berries.

It's pricey but good

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from NY on wrote:

This is a good fruity tea. Full strong fruit flavors. It's good, but the price is high for the amount of tea bags. It's like your paying for the name on the container.

Sweet

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from FL on wrote:

The black tea is very mild, the fruit gives this tea most of its flavor. It is very berry ful. It doesn't need much added sweetness so go very easy on the sweetener you use. I enjoy this as a desert tea by itself. No other treats needed.

Like it, but I need more Berry flavor

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from OH on wrote:

I purchased this because I loved the Downton Estate Blend. The DEB has a stong flavor profile, so I figured this tea would be similar. Its good, but its definitely subtle compared to Blackberry Sage.

delicious!

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from IN on wrote:

Light flavor. Wonderful tea!

love. love

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from TX on wrote:

this is a keeper flave is great this will buy again

love it!

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from IN on wrote:

The tea is so comforting! There is a berry undertone that doesn't overwhelm. I added just a touch of honey...about a tsp....into my tea, which made it utterly perfect! I highly recommend the tea to anyone who enjoys a mildly fruity tea.

Berry- yummy!

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from AK on wrote:

Full natural berry flavor without overshadowing the black tea base. Delicious both hot or iced!

Brambleberry Tea

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from MO on wrote:

I love the fruity flavor!

Downton Abbey Bates Brambleberry tea.

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from MI on wrote:

I really like this tea. It has a clean, yet subtle fruity flavor.

Bramble berry

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from MI on wrote:

Really good tea. Nice and smooth

Deliciously Bates

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from IL on wrote:

This tea is wonderful. I love the taste. It’s just sweet enough, but not too sweet. Just luscious

Tastes as good as it smells

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from TX on wrote:

The smell of this tea is intoxicating. It tastes just as delicious. This is not a subtle fruit flavor. Highly recommend if you enjoy both blackberries and Downton!

Bates Brambleberry Tea

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from WA on wrote:

The small of this tea is delightful but the taste is even better.

Downton Abbey goodness!

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from IL on wrote:

I bought this because I’m a huge Downton Abbey fan and found the tea quite delightfully delicious.

Brambleberry tea

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from CA on wrote:

I like the tea but it’s a little strong (berry flavor). I need to experiment with the steeping time.

Brambleberry tea

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from OH on wrote:

It's bursting with fruit flavors, makes a good afternoon tea.

Delightfully fruity

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from OR on wrote:

I ordered this as the fruit in it sounded fun. The flavor in this tea was even better that I expected! It does need a little sweetener to really make it coalesce. I'm so glad I ordered this one -- I am enjoying it so much!

Perfect cuppa...

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from TX on wrote:

Loved it from the first sip! A smooth, rich taste. Definitely recommend it.

Excellent

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from FL on wrote:

So full of flavor. I must admit I bought it for the Bates tin, but it has exceeded my expectations. I think I will have a cup right now!

Wonderful flavor!

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from IN on wrote:

The tea is delicious! It has a nice fruity flavor. Tea is great hot or cold.

Downton Abbey Bates Brambleberry Tea

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from CA on wrote:

Love the Brambleberry tea.

Excellent tea

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from MA on wrote:

This is a wonderful flavored black tea with light sweet fruity notes. It is deliciously any time of the day. Love it!

The tin is back!

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from IN on wrote:

Thank you for bring back the Brambleberry tin. This tea is excellent iced and needs no sweetener.

Love this tea

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from IL on wrote:

This tea has a good strong flavor of black tea as berries. Some teas are not strong enough for me. This tea is perfect!

Yummy hot or iced

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from MD on wrote:

I love this Bates Brambleberry Tea. It’s got a hint of fruity sweetness with no actual sweetener in it (yay) and makes a great iced tea in the summer. I also enjoy it hit as an afternoon tea.

Bates Brambleberry Black

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from AK on wrote:

This tea is delicious and just what I was hoping for. It's excellent hot or iced and has just the right amount of berry flavor to complement the black tea base. The berry taste is natural and does indeed taste of the berries listed. When I first purchased this tea the Downtown Abbey Tin was not available just the refill bags so I'm very happy that it is back so I can get one to use with the refills!

YUM! Brambleberry tea

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from AZ on wrote:

This tea is so awesome. I love it for breakfast, I love it before bedtime, I love it in the afternoon. I got 1 tin as a gift. Just wish I could get more of this tea....

Republic of Tea is the only tea for me!

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from AZ on wrote:

The tea is always very smooth and enjoyable -- cold or hot! The staff at Republic of Tea is the best!

Perfect!

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from OH on wrote:

I tried this is the DA sampler pack and couldn't wait to buy a tin! Smooth, fruity and absolutely delicious. Adding milk wasn't a problem as even though it was fruity, it wasn't acidic. Delightful!

Perfect iced

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from TX on wrote:

I can honestly say that I can't go a day without drinking this tea. I make it iced, by the pitcher, and every evening the pitcher is empty. Luckily, I have the tea on auto-ship, so I never have to worry about running out! I like to brew a pitcher with 6 bags of the brambleberry and 2 bags of the blueberry black. That is an excellent berry blend for summer or year round!

I can taste the berries

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from NC on wrote:

I wanted to try this tea because so many berry teas leave you wondering where the berries are. I enjoy the flavor both hot and cold

Much more than a novelty

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from CA on wrote:

Ok, there is no doubt it caught my attention to see Mr. and Mrs. Bates on the container. So, I thought, what the heck, why not. What I found was a wonderful and tasty delight. It is a good combination of fruity and gentle tea. I have been using it in my Arnold Palmer's and it has become a favorite. You really should give it a try.

Wonderful afternoon break tea

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from CA on wrote:

This tea has a great balance of fullbodied black tea with a decadent berry flavor. A little sweetener and a dash of milk is how I like it best.

Bramble berry tea

4 Stars This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

from MI on wrote:

Tasty tea but needs more intense berry flavor

Delicious!

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from OH on wrote:

This is my favorite of the Downton Abbey teas, of which I have 6 varieties and enjoy them all. The depth of black tea combined with very bright and flavorful berries is a perfect compromise if you can't decide between a black or an herbal tea. Even my 5 and 3 year-old sons love it!!! It is equally lovely iced. I have purchased 3 canisters and hope that that will last me for a while after the tea is discontinued. I would love to see this blend sold forever.

New Favorite

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from CO on wrote:

This is my new favorite tea. I love to have it for dessert in the evening with a bit of honey and half and half, while everyone else is having ice cream. It's a perfect dessert!

Wonderful iced!

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from TX on wrote:

This is a delightful tea, and it makes a good cup of iced tea as well. I would also order it in bulk if that were an option.

Good tea if you like hot berries

4 Stars This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

from OH on wrote:

I do like this tea, but when warm, it just doesn't do it for me. Cold though, oh my that is a whole 'nother ballgame. When chilled, the flavors of the berries come through, and it's a lucious cup of summer. I really like having it with a dollop of whipped cream for a decadent, but still healthy, treat.

bates' brambleberry tea

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from IN on wrote:

This is my new favorite tea! It has the most wonderful aroma and taste! I would love to buy it in bulk.

Yum

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from CA on wrote:

Even when I'm sick of berry green teas, this one is delicious.

A Superb Sip for A Daily Delight

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from NY on wrote:

My Daughter and I drink a LOT(!!!) of tea and this is one of our all-time favorites. It is perfect to drink with nothing added as the fruit gives the tea a gentle sweetness - overall, a definite 5 star experience. I only regret that it does not seem to come in bulk, so it makes it a bit unhandy to order 4-5 canisters at a time!

There's a reason this tea has 5 stars!

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from CA on wrote:

This tea is perfect for true berry lovers. It tastes amazing hot, which is so hard to find with fruity teas. Most taste too tart when hot, not this one. So yummy, smooth berry flavor, no tartness, I'm pleasantly shocked and am very impressed. I have never seen this show, but I hope this tea remains forever.

My Favorite Tea

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from PA on wrote:

Love this tea and all of the berries. My new favorite tea.

Love this tea

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from CA on wrote:

When I brew this tea the whole house smells of berries

Great Tea

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from TX on wrote:

I love it! The tea was nice and refreshing. The berries add a nice dimension to the tea. I have been wanted to try to tea for awhile. I am so glad that I did. I hope they keep the tea after the show ends - if not I am going to need to stock up.

Absolutely Lovely!

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from AR on wrote:

Added a bit of honey and a splash of milk. It was absolutely divine!

Lite Berry flavor

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from MO on wrote:

Love this tea. It is refreshing and lightly flavored with mixed berries. Love it in the AM or late in the evening. Considering how much I love the Bate's as a couple on Downtown Abby, I would expect to love a tea named after them :)

Nice deep flavor that first cup in the morning

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from CA on wrote:

I really enjoy this tea... it has a rich but mellow flavor and is very satisfying first thing in the morning. I, too, would love to have the option of buying this tea in bulk. I hope it is still available once "Downton Abbey" ends its run!

Ahhhhhh - Zen!

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from MD on wrote:

I just tried my single sample and was immediately captivated by its pleasant aroma prior to tasting it! Needless to say, the flavor was enchanting as well! Although I had made an earlier web purchase, I went right back to website hoping to purchase Bates' Brambleberry Black Tea, and was sadly ;>( disappointed... It's SOLD OUT; and I know why! The stuff is Delish!

Best sample ever

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from PA on wrote:

I finally tried my sample of this tea. I would really like to see refill bags of 50. I love this tea and it is perfect for my picky palate.

Love this tea-want more of it!

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from CO on wrote:

I'm with most of the other reviewers that would love to buy this in bulk, or without the tin. My tin is needing to be refilled, soon. I love the berry flavor mixed with the black tea. I add a little bit (OK - a lot) of honey & some half & half & it is splendid.

Great tea to replace my morning coffee

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from NC on wrote:

I have tried so many teas that would satisfy my morning coffee craving and I think I have found it here...The wonderful aroma of this tea fills my kitchen while brewing. I would really like to see this become available in loose tea and or refill packs. Please do not stop selling this after the show goes off the air.

Brambleberry Tea!

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from MO on wrote:

Downton Abbey Bates' Branbleberry is one of my top two favorites (Jerry Cherry Black Tea Bags is my all time fave.) A little disappointed that I can get it in the 50 refill packs. I am down to my last 4 in the cute little can, but refuse to buy another can. Please Please issue this wonderful flavor in the refill packs.

Rare berry tea that has MILD berry notes

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from PA on wrote:

I've tried a lot of black tea with berry flavors. This is the only tea that does not overpower you with berry flavor. The rick black tea flavor is prominent and the berry flavors and mild, very smooth and not sharp or acidic in the least. I was skeptical until I tried it and now it is my favorite black tea.

Great berry flavored tea!

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from IL on wrote:

Love the flavor of this. Also loved the old Berry Basket back when it was available. Blueberry black tea was a decent replacement for that for me. But Brambleberry is now my new favorite. Would love for this to become a regularly available tea instead of limited edition!!

My favorite fruity tea

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from OK on wrote:

First off, I'd like to mention that I hope we see this Limited tea stick around and that I've love a refill option for my tin! (And a loose leaf version, but let's start with the basics.) Smell: Amazing. The bags themselves smell great and I enjoy how it transfers to the brewing process. It's an enjoyable sense from start to finish. Taste: I love this tea hot. I love this tea cold. I just plain love this tea. There was no additional sweetener (which I find generally overpowering, personally) and it doesn't need it. It's the perfect combination of fruity and light for the spring/summer seasons.

Perfect as Iced Tea

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from FL on wrote:

I didn't like this one by the cup in the morning, I found I LOVE it by the pitcher over ice. It does compare well to Blackberry Sage.

Perfect Spring and Summer Tea

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from TN on wrote:

While I enjoy many different teas, the BlackBerry Sage has been my "gotta have it on a daily basis" tea for several years now. I have to say, Bates Brambleberry tea is equally delicious. It doesn't have the refreshing sage notes, but the berry flavors are divine. It's like drinking a cup of springtime. Very fruity, not too floral and not sickly sweet. I really hope this tea is here to stay.

So Delicious!

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from OR on wrote:

This tea has become my absolute favorite! It is definitely the best Downton tea (with the exception of the Christmas blend, which I haven't tried yet). I love waking up to this tea each morning. It gives me something to look forward to. I hope they continue selling this, re-labeled, after the limited time it's available as a Downton tea.

Delicious berry flavors

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from GA on wrote:

This is very good tea. I wish it came in loose leaf and that it wasn't a limited edition!

Delicious, but...

4 Stars This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

from CT on wrote:

I received the sample bag with a catalog and I really enjoyed it. The taste of the fruit comes through very nicely. But.....36 tea bags? Not 50 like most cans? They must be paying a lot of money for the actors' images to cut the number of tea bags by close to a third of other teas. I will buy it once, but probably not again at this price/quantity.

Yummi, fruity goodness

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from NY on wrote:

I received a sample of this tea with the catalog and finally tried it today. It is delicious and taste like summer fruit. It's so smooth and leaves no aftertaste. I will definitely order more and try it with cream.

One of a kind

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from CA on wrote:

This tea is so delicious! I'm ordering a few more cans right now. It's so good with some milk and sugar. I didn't want to like it as much as I do because it's pricey compared to their normal non soap opera teas, but it's worth it!

I broke my rule for this one.

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from FL on wrote:

A sample of Brambleberry arrived with the catalogue. "Oh, that's good!" It was good enough that I broke my rule to never pay shipping. I either take advantage of specials or order enough that shipping is included. I had just placed a large order before this sample arrived. It was good enough to break my rule. But I still do not know what a brambleberry is!

Can really taste the 'berries'!

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from VA on wrote:

A nice 'fruity' tea. The berry taste is very good - not 'perfumy' like some teas (probably artificial flavors). I use it at school (I teach) with trivia or a touch of honey.

Berrylicious!

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from GA on wrote:

The aroma of this tea brewing is nearly as delicious as the taste of it! The berries that are in this really blend so well with the black tea. It's a very summerlike tasting, balanced blend. I am back for a second tin, and I really hope that TROT carries this for years to come!

Summertime

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from TX on wrote:

All the flavors of summer! This is the best if the Downton Abbey teas that I have had!

Smooth and fruity

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from GA on wrote:

Smooth, not harsh or bitter. Taken with sugar and a splash of cream. Like eating a fresh berry pie. Delicious! And I'm not usually a fruity tea lover.

Fantastic tea

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from NE on wrote:

Fantastic berry tea. Nice smooth tea. The aroma while steeping is amazing and the berry flavor is fantastic. Will definitely order again.

My NEW favorite tea!

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from TX on wrote:

I am in LOVE with this tea. I love to brew it overnight and have it for ice tea. Delicious berry flavor!

A Very Nice Tea

4 Stars This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

from IA on wrote:

As advertised, the fruit flavor is not as pronounced if enjoyed plain. Adding sweetener brings out the delicious berry flavors. I tried French vanilla creamer with it as well; although this also tastes fine, it would be just as enjoyable with sweetener alone.

I like it! I like it!

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from MI on wrote:

This teas has a wonderfully crisp, sweet flavor to it! It's very enjoyable on these cool Fall nights Michigan has been having recently. Curling up with a mug-full reminds me Summer WILL come back again! :)

Berry Melange

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from NC on wrote:

This tea is best served cold. I would prefer a stronger berry flavor. I will enjoy it, but would probably not order again.

Even great iced

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from CA on wrote:

It is great hot, no doubt there. But being a fruit black tea, had to give it a try. Brew this for 12 hours in cold water overnight and it's amazing.

Wowee Wonderful

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from IN on wrote:

I fell in love with this tea. The berries in this wonderful tea not only smell wonderful, it tastes fantastic. If you love fruit teas, this is a must try.

Oh my mercy!

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from AL on wrote:

This tea is AMAZING. First off, it smells SO good while it's steeping. And the taste doesn't disappoint. Up till now, my favorite fruit flavored teas have been Cranberry Blood Orange and Wild Blueberry but this one is my new favorite. I'm a huge fan of Downton, but even if I wasn't, this tea is a must have. I hope the Republic eventually makes it available in bulk because, unlike most of the other Downton teas, there is now counterpart to one in their normal lineup that I can buy to refill my tin. I heartily recommend giving this one a try, you won't be disappointed!