The Republic of Tea
Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a Tea Revolution. We began by canvassing the most prized tea gardens of the world for their worthiest leaves. Our mission was—and is—to see these teas steaming in the cups of men, women and children everywhere, and to emphasize a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle. In keeping with our identity as an independent republic, we designate our employees Ministers, our sales representatives as Ambassadors, our customers as Citizens and retail outlets as Embassies.
With supreme good fortune, we have progressed—constantly enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas, education and innovation. Our award-winning packaging includes teas and herbs available in specially designed air-tight, light-resistant tins containing either full-leaf teas and herbs or our signature round, unbleached tea bags, free of unnecessary envelopes, strings, tags or staples. Decaffeinated teas (using a natural CO2 method) varieties are also available. All of our teas are Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).
Steam billows, the teapot fragrant. I enter a state of desires diminishing. Within the stillness, a further pleasure. Nothing coarse or superficial. This is drinking tea.
-THE MINISTER OF LEAVES
A socially and environmentally responsible business, The Republic of Tea is dedicated to sharing our prosperity by developing products to support worthy organizations, including Action Against Hunger and the Whole Planet Foundation. We are also a member of The Ethical Tea Partnership.
The Republic of Tea offers more than 300 premium teas, herbs, bottled iced teas and nature-inspired sipware. Our Citizens are invited to discover our offerings in natural and specialty gourmet retailers, restaurants, online or by calling 1-800-298-4TEA (4832).