The Republic of Tea Debuts Innovative New Teas at Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

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Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas Unveils new HiCAF Teas, Biodynamic Organic Teas, Stackable Teas and More

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The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, will exhibit at the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA’s) Annual Winter Fancy Food Show, held January 11th-13th in San Francisco, California. The Republic of Tea will debut new HICAF® TEAS, BIODYNAMIC® ORGANIC TEAS and STACKABLE TEAS. The company will also showcase an array of expanded tea collections including: DOWNTON ABBEY® TEAS, ONE CUPPA™ TEAS and ICED TEAS. These and other unique innovative teas from The Republic of Tea, including MATCHIA tea as well as new seasonal blends, will be available at Booth #570.

HICAF® TEAS
The Republic of Tea is the first company to introduce a complete line of high-caffeine natural energy teas. The HiCAF Tea Collection is all-natural and Certified Gluten-Free and has almost twice the caffeine than a cup of coffee, which allows for a better buzz. The collection now includes six innovative, Certified Gluten-Free flavors: Breakfast Black Tea (Non-GMO Project verified), Caramel Black Tea, Pom-berry Black Tea, Toasted Coconut Black Tea, Gingermint Green Tea, and the newest, Cinnamon Toast Black Tea.

BIODYNAMIC® ORGANIC TEAS
This new line of premium, organic teas is sourced from a variety of Certified Biodynamic farms around the world that are committed to certain sustainable practices that improve the health of the farm's entire ecosystem. The new collection of 100% Biodynamic Organic teas includes a Kosher certified, USDA Organic, Gluten Free Biodynamic Organic Heirloom Chamomile Tea, Biodynamic Organic Darjeeling Tea (tea bag and full leaf), Biodynamic Organic Ginger Tea, Biodynamic Organic Turmeric Cinnamon Tea and Biodynamic Organic Breakfast Green Tea. All Biodynamic teas are Non-GMO Project Verified.

GET CLEAN STACKABLE TIN
This innovative tea trio features three premium-cleansing teas for two-weeks worth of sipping. Each tea tin suggests specific times for sipping and getting clean throughout the day: an AM TEA, to wake up and get clean, get clean, an ALL DAY TEA, to get clean anytime, and a PM TEA, to get clean at the end of the day. These Gluten Free, Kosher Certified herbal teas can be used alone or in conjunction with a cleansing program to help the body get back into balance. Each individual airtight compartment contains 14 natural, unbleached, round tea bags free of tags, strings and staples. All three tins, each with a lid of its own, snap together for ease of storage or pull apart for ease of portability and are perfect as a gift or trial size.

USDA ORGANIC MATCHIA TEA
The first ever Non-GMO Project verified premium tea to mix fine Japanese matcha green tea powder and nutrient-dense chia seeds. Matcha has been used in Japan for centuries to simultaneously stimulate mental alertness and a calm, meditative state. Known as complete protein, chia seeds bring fiber and omega-3 fatty acids to this invigorating tea.

ONE CUPPA™ TEAS
The Republic of Tea is proud to be the first specialty tea company to offer a line of environmentally friendly, single-serve One Cuppa™ teas, Premium Tea without the Teapot, that are compatible with most popular brewing machines. In keeping with The Republic of Tea’s commitment to sustainability and harmony with the environment, One Cuppa’s are 95% biodegradable. The line is now available in seven unique and delicious flavors that are all Gluten-Free Certified: Ginger Peach Black Tea, British Breakfast Black Tea, Decaf Ginger Peach Black Tea, Pomegranate Green Tea, Natural Hibiscus Tea, Hibiscus Watermelon Iced Tea (benefits Action Against Hunger) and Pumpkin Spice Black Tea.

DOWNTON ABBEY® TEAS
Each of these all natural calorie-free, gluten-free teas are inspired by the award-winning TV series, Downton Abbey, which has entranced millions of viewers and become a global phenomenon. The expanded collection is now comprised of eight delicious flavors: English Rose Tea, Grantham Breakfast Blend, Downton Estate Blend (exclusive to Cost Plus World Market), Mrs. Patmore’s Pudding Tea, Lady Cora’s Evening Tea, Bates’ Brambleberry Tea, Butler’s Pantry Tea (exclusive to Cost Plus World Market) and Downton Christmas Tea. Chic Downton Abbey gift sets were also recently added to this popular collection.

SUPERHERB® TEAS
The Republic of Tea’s line of fortifying SuperHerb® Teas are all-natural, caffeine-free, Certified Gluten-Free herbal teas that contain various nutrients and antioxidants. Each of these teas assist in attaining peak performance, strength, longevity and can be an easy and satisfying part of a daily wellness regimen. The collection is comprised of five unique and innovative blends: Moringa, Baobab, Jiaogulan, newest to the collection, Dandelion SuperHerb and Elderflower SuperHerb (exclusive supporter of the Whole Planet Foundation). Moringa, Baobab, Jiaogulan and Elderflower SuperHerb Teas are all Non-GMO Project verified. The entire SuperHerb tea collection is Non-GMO Project Verified.

ICED TEA LARGE POUCHES
The Republic of Tea introduces two new Iced Tea Large Tea Pouches to its current collection of premium, large tea pouches that are perfectly portioned for easy to steep, healthy iced tea. This refreshing collection now includes six delicious flavors: Organic Strawberry Basil Green Iced Tea, Pineapple Orange Guava Green Iced Tea, Ginger Peach Black Iced Tea, Hibiscus Sangria Herbal Iced Tea, Lemon Lime Black Iced Tea and Watermelon Mint Black Iced Tea. The Republic of Tea’s Iced Tea – Large Tea Pouch Collection is all-natural and Certified Gluten-Free.

The Republic of Tea will unveil the following new teas:

  •     HICAF CINNAMON TOAST BLACK TEA

Black tea envelops the senses in swirls of cinnamon and sugar with this new HiCAF blend, the sixth in the collection. Add a splash of milk for extra satisfying flavor. Added tea extract gives tea drinkers a jump on the day with 116 mg of caffeine per six-ounce serving. The Specialty Food Association and others have heralded toast as a growing trend, bringing the otherwise pedestrian “toast” to new heights of culinary acclaim.

  •     DAY OF TEA STACKABLE TIN

This selection of teas features three of The Republic of Tea’s most loved classics including, Ginger Peach Black Tea, Honey Ginseng Green Tea and Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea. All teas are certified Gluten-Free.

  •     HARVEST TEA STACKABLE – This selection of teas features three of The Republic of Tea’s limited edition seasonal fall blends including, Pumpkin Spice Black Tea, Hot Apple Cider Tea and the new Cranberry Spice Hibiscus Tea. All teas are certified Gluten-Free.
  •     USDA ORGANIC ELDERBERRY RED TEA

Used for thousands of years for its healing benefits, the versatile elderberry has a long history in popular folklore. Used to make wine and flavor foods, the magical elderberry has been referred to in music and poetry for generations. We’ve blended them with an organic red rooibos base for a double dose of delicious defense. Non-GMO Project Verified

  •     CRANBERRY SPICE HIBISCUS TEA

Tart cranberries are blended with sweet hibiscus to create a joyous cup that finishes with the warm holiday spices of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and star anise.

  •     ORGANIC KOREAN WOOJEON GREEN FULL-LEAF TEA

From the volcanic island of Jeju in South Korea comes this organic Woojeon green tea, also known as “Sparrow’s Tongue” due to its tightly curved appearance. The young tea leaves are hand-plucked just after the spring rainy season subsides, yielding a nutty aroma and a toasty, savory flavor when steeped. Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified.

  •     GINGERBREAD CUPPA CAKE®

    The Republic of Tea’s Gingerbread Cuppa Cake is a calorie-free, gluten-free tea inspired by a delectable spicy gingerbread recipe, with the rich aroma of baked goods fresh from the oven and other decadent, natural flavors of cinnamon and vanilla to satisfy the sweet tooth.

The Republic of Tea is available nationwide at natural and specialty food stores, cafes and through the company website (http://www.REPUBLICofTEA.com), mail-order catalogue and by calling, 800.298.4TEA (832).

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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 Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, The Prostate Cancer Foundation and The Whole Planet Foundation. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, Rainforest Alliance certification and USDA Organic certification. 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

Contact Information:
Claire Storrs, Minister of Enlightenment, claire(at)peoplemakinggood(dot)com
5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 100, Novato, CA 94949 ~ Tel 802.448.5510 ~ Fax 415.382.3401 ~ http://www.REPUBLICofTEA.com

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