Novato, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is excited to announce the launch of its first ever Biodynamic® teas. The new collection of 100-percent Biodynamic teas includes a Biodynamic Organic Heirloom Chamomile Tea and Biodynamic Organic Darjeeling Tea. To receive Biodynamic certification, farms must meet the following standards: agronomic guidelines, greenhouse management, structural components, livestock guidelines, and post harvest handling and processing procedures.
The goal of Biodynamic agriculture is to create a self-sustaining farm that is minimally dependent on imported materials. By focusing on ecological and holistic practices, these farms are able to improve the soil health, water quality and biodiversity year after year. This new line of premium, organic teas is sourced from a variety of Certified Demeter® Biodynamic farms around the world that are committed to certain sustainable practices that improve the health of the farm's entire ecosystem.
The collection currently includes two kosher-certified, USDA organic, gluten-free teas:
•Biodynamic Organic Heirloom Chamomile Tea - This premium, heirloom chamomile tea is grown on a small, 100-acre certified Biodynamic garden at the base of the Italian Alps, and is harvested at night when the essential oils are at their peak. The sweet blossoms are then dried using only thermal energy created from the farm’s other crops.
•Biodynamic Organic Darjeeling - The 100-percent Biodynamic organic darjeeling tea comes from a multi-generational tea garden in northern India. The use of Biodynamic and organic certified practices has boosted soil fertility while preventing soil erosion, resulting in healthier crops. The estate also uses renewable energy sources to power its 840-acre farm. Enjoy the muscat grape notes and fresh, floral finish.
Each tin contains 36 round, unbleached tea bags free of tags, strings and staples. The new Biodynamic teas are currently available for purchase in select specialty food retailers throughout the U.S., on the company website (http://www.republicoftea.com) via mail order catalog and by calling 800.298.4TEA (4832). The full collection became available nationwide on February 10, 2014.
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 http://www.REPUBLICofTEA.com or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter at twitter.com/republicoftea and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RepublicofTea.