The Republic of Tea Serves Up Innovative Iced Teas as Part of South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, TX

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Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas Partners with Whole Foods Market for Special Event

The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is excited to announce a partnership with Whole Foods Market - Lamar in Austin, TX for a delicious assortment of activiTEAs to take place during South by Southwest Interactive.

Whole Foods Market will serve and sell the innovative ICED TEA – LARGE TEA POUCHES from The Republic of Tea from March 6 – March 9, 2014 as part of the SXSW Interactive events. The company will offer the following iced tea refreshments from its collection of all-natural, Certified Gluten-Free, Iced Tea – Large Tea Pouches:

  •     GINGER PEACH BLACK ICED TEA – This fresh and flavorful black tea offers the lushness of a juicy peach seasoned with the tingle of spicy ginger.
  •     HIBISCUS SANGRIA HERBAL ICED TEA – Inspired by traditional Spanish sangria, this delightful, caffeine-free herbal blend infuses tangy, premium Nigerian hibiscus flowers with a bounty of fruit.
  •     WATERMELON MINT BLACK ICED TEA – This black tea captures the essence of summer with the natural, fresh sweetness of sun-ripened watermelon finished with a touch of cool peppermint.

In addition, this Whole Foods Market location will have a Downton Abbey Airstream on-site to celebrate the success of the award winning PBS drama. For this, The Republic of Tea will showcase its Grantham Breakfast Blend, one of three in its popular Downton Abbey collection of teas.

The tasTEA events take place March 6 – March 9 at the Whole Foods Lamar store located at 525 North Lamar Boulevard in Austin, TX. The Republic of Tea’s offerings will be available for purchase in-store. The full collection of teas are also available for purchase nationwide at natural and specialty food stores, through the company website, (, mail-order catalogue and by calling 800.298.4TEA (832).


About The Republic of Tea:
The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its premium teas, 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 offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, books and nature-inspired sip ware, available exclusively at specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports worthy organizations like the Whole Planet Foundation, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Room to Read, Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, Rainforest Alliance certification and Non-GMO Project verification. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter at and Like us on Facebook at

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