Really good things shouldn’t be rushed, which is why The Republic of Tea promotes a Sip by Sip philosophy versus the Gulp by Gulp method.
They take their tea and identity as an independent republic quite seriously!
The employees are designated as Ministers, the sales reps as Ambassadors, the customers as Citizens, and the retail outlets as Embassies.
The Happy Eggplant is proud to be a part of the republic and serving as a local embassy!
Founded in 1992 the company is dedicated to using only the worthiest leaves from the finest tea gardens in the world.
The award-winning packaging consists of specially designed air-tight, light-resistant tins. These contain both full-leaf teas and herbs or their signature round, unbleached tea bags, which are free of unnecessary envelopes, strings, tags, or staples.
A natural CO2 method is used to produce decaffeinated varieties and most of the selections are Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).
The Republic of Tea takes pride in sharing their prosperity by developing products to support deserving organizations. These include Action Against Hunger and the Whole Planet Foundation. They are also a member of The Ethical Tea Partnership.
The health benefits of tea are well-known. Black, green, white, and oolong teas all contain antioxidants, which have polyphenols. These polyphenols contain catechins. Studies from Purdue and Harvard have proven that the benefits of drinking tea are many:
- greater immunity
- improved cognitive functions
- a decreased risk of cardiovascular problems
- less fatigue
- lower blood pressure
- a slowing of the aging process
- reduced stress.
Recent research from Shandong University in China concluded that green tea may even help ease depression.
With the colder temperatures upon us, it’s a good time to find your favorite flavor!
Visit The Tea Blog and learn how to embrace autumn with fall spices, among other interesting topics.
Also: stay tuned for upcoming videos that demonstrate the art of steeping (I’ll bet you didn’t know it was an art, right?) 🙂