The Republic of Tea Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas

Introduces 20th Anniversary Celebration Tea and Twenty Herbs

NOVATO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, today announced it is celebrating its 20th year of enriching people’s lives through its premium tea, education and innovation. Founded in 1992 under a charter to start a “Tea Revolution,” The Republic of Tea is committed to offering only the highest quality teas and herbs, while conducting business in a socially responsible manner.

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2012, The Republic of Tea is introducing two new teas: 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TEA and TWENTY HERBS.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TEA is a delicious blend of premium high-grown, Ceylon black tea leaves from the Tommagong Estate in Sri Lanka, full tea blossoms lending a light herbal note, sweet white wine grapes from the Orange River Vineyard in South Africa, and infused with the essence of champagne, making it a true cup of celebration. Available now, the 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TEA has a suggested retail price of $15 for a 3.5 oz tin of full-leaf loose tea that steeps 50-60 cups, packaged in a specially-designed air-tight tin.

TWENTY HERBS is a festive and unique blend of 20 herbs and spices, commemorating The Republic of Tea’s 20 years of sip by sip living. TWENTY HERBS, the Tea of Many Virtues, is full-bodied, with a floral greeting of citrus and spice top notes enhanced by a minty, sweet, lingering finish. This caffeine-free, celebration blend of herbs and spices is a cup of jubilation. Available now, the suggested retail price is $11.50 for an air-tight tin of TWENTY HERBS containing 36 of The Republic of Tea’s all-natural, unbleached, round tea bags, free of unnecessary strings, tags and staples.

Both the 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TEA and TWENTY HERBS are available nationwide at select natural and specialty food stores, through the company website, (, The Republic of Tea’s mail-order catalogue and by calling 800.298.4832.

“We would like to THANK our loyal Citizens for joining us on this ongoing journey of discovering joy and contentment through the Sip by Sip life,” said Ron Rubin, Minister of Tea and Chief Executive Officer, The Republic of Tea.

About The Republic of Tea

Launched in 1992 by the creators of Banana Republic, Ron Rubin, an entrepreneur committed to expanding its mission, purchased the 22-month-old company in 1994. He subsequently guided the Novato, Calif.-based brand into the leading purveyor of over 250 premium teas and herbs and tea-inspired products including, but not limited to: Superfruit Teas, Traveler’s Tea Tins, Be Well Red Teas,

100-Percent White Teas, Stir Fry Tea Oil, sip ware and a set of varietal glass-bottled iced teas crafted exclusively for fine restaurants and hotels.

Known for its innovative and award-winning packaging, The Republic of Tea’s distinguished teas and herbs are packaged in specially-designed air-tight tins containing either full-leaf loose teas and herbs or the brand’s signature round, natural, unbleached tea bags, free of unnecessary envelopes, strings, tags or staples.

Decaffeinated (using a pure C02 method) varieties available. Nearly all of The Republic of Tea’s full-leaf and bagged teas are Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

A socially responsible business, The Republic of Tea is dedicated to sharing its prosperity by developing products to support organizations that make a difference. The company contributes a portion of sales from the Sip for the Cure Line to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Blueberry Green Tea to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Decaf Strawberry Cherry to the Bay Area’s Sunny Hills Services and Little Citizens’ Herb Teas to Room to Read. The Republic of Tea is also a member of the international Ethical Tea Partnership and supports Rainforest Alliance.

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

SOURCE The Republic of Tea
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