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The Republic of Tea Unveils Limited Edition Downton Abbey® The Motion Picture Tea for Home Entertainment Release

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December 4, 2019


Premium Tea Company Expands Its Downton Abbey® Tea Collection with New Blend in Conjunction with Motion Picture Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release

LARKSPUR, CALIF. (November 21, 2019) – The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, is delighted to introduce a new limited edition Downton Abbey® The Motion Picture Tea in connection with the film’s highly anticipated Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

Downton Abbey® The Motion Picture Earl Grey Lavender Tea is a twist on a classic blend – premium, full-bodied black tea is infused with oil of bergamot, pairing perfectly with a touch of organic lavender blossoms and a hint of vanilla essence for a relaxing cup, best enjoyed while watching the Royals visit Downton Abbey from the comfort of your living room.

The Downton Abbey® The Motion Picture Earl Grey Lavender Tea adds to the Downton Abbey® Tea Collection, inspired by the award-winning characters and bringing to life the drama, relationships and intriguing personalities of the Crawley household. The new blend retails for $12.50/tin and is available starting Thursday, November 21, for a limited time at www.republicoftea.com. Each tin holds 36 round, gluten-free, unbleached tea bags free of tags, strings and staples.

For more information on The Republic of Tea’s premium tea and herbs, visit www.republicoftea.com, and stay up to date with the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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 honored with a Special BAFTA Award in recognition of its outstanding global success.

The Downton Abbey The Motion Picture was released in September 2019 worldwide to critical acclaim. It is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing.

About Focus Features:

Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market, and holds a library of iconic movies from fearless filmmakers. Current and upcoming domestic releases from Focus include Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die with Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Selena Gomez; Harriet about the iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. and directed by Kasi Lemmons; Working Title and Blueprint Picture’s new adaptation of Emma starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn; Kevin Costner and Diane Lane led Let Him Go; Jon Stewart’s Irresistible starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, and Chris Coopers; Todd Haynes’ Dark Water with Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway from Participant Media; Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho from Working Title; and the anticipated Downton Abbey movie starring the entire original cast. Universal Pictures International has led distribution in select markets for titles including The Dead Don’t Die; Harriet; Downton Abbey; Emma; Let Him Go; Irresistible; and Last Night in Soho.

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, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment.  UFEG’s global division also includes Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  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.

For more information please visit www.focusfeatures.com

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, books and nature-inspired sipware. The Republic of Tea’s collections boast over 300 all-natural premium teas and diverse offerings which include, but are not limited to: organic SuperAdapt™ Teas, organic SuperDigest Teas™, Beautifying Botanicals™, SuperGreen Teas, Downton Abbey™ Teas, Biodynamic® Teas, organic Superfruit™ Teas, , organic SuperHerb® Teas, U-Matcha®, organic Single Sips®, teaware and a collection of unsweetened, premium glass-bottled iced teas crafted exclusively for fine restaurants and hotels. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports organizations like The Ethical Tea Partnership, Homeward Bound of Marin, and The Women of Tea: Sri Lanka, an initiative by The Republic of Tea focused on improving nutrition, hygiene and financial literacy for the women tea workers living in Sri Lanka. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit www.republicoftea.comor call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Press Contacts:  Nicole Lax, Becky Sprinzen, Blake Willahan and Alyssa Gonzales 415.325.5519, pr@republicoftea.com.