The Republic of Tea is a popular brand of tea. In contrast to most mainstream tea companies, which rely on advertising to gain brand recognition, the Republic of Tea initially gained visibility primarily through books written by its CEO, Stuart Avery Gold. Republic’s teas are available in a number of stores, restaurants, and coffee shops, including Panera bread, and are also available to buy online. This article shares a few of my personal opinions about my favorite offerings from the Republic of Tea, and will point you in the direction of more reviews if interested.
Reviews of Some Republic of Tea Teas:
- Orange ginger mint – This is without a doubt my favorite offering from the Republic of tea. It is actually an herbal tea, blending ginger with orange bergamot mint, and a few other herbs, including lemon thyme, anise hyssop, anise seeds, and the leaves of the blackberry plant. I found this tea to be unique, unlike anything I have ever tasted before. It is very full-bodied and has a rich flavor and aroma.
- get relaxed – No.14 – This is a wellness or medicinal tea intended to relieve stress and induce relaxation. It used to contain kava, but this herb has since been removed from the blend. The new blend is not quite as potent. It contains rooibos, which imparts a pleasing earthy quality.
- Ginger peach decaf – I am honestly not a fan of decaffeinated teas, but this is one exception, perhaps in large part because it is characterized by the flavoring rather than the base tea. This tea has a strongly fruity aroma which blends well with the ginger and the base tea. Although I generally avoid decaf teas, if I had to drink one this would be a good choice. Incidentally, as of writing this article, this is the most popular of Republic’s teas on the interactive review website that I run.
- Earl Greyer – This is my favorite among the caffeinated offerings of Republic of Tea. Although the bergamot is very strong in the aroma, it is balanced by a powerful and aromatic black tea base. I find Republic of Tea’s black teas to be a bit on the weak side for my tastes, but this one is a welcome exception: I would recommend it for anyone who likes powerful teas who wishes to buy from Republic of Tea.
Is Republic of Tea better in some areas than others?
Just about any company has areas of strengths and weakness, and Republic is no exception. I personally find that their strength is in some of their herbal blends, which is why I chose to feature two such herbal blends in this article. I have been less impressed with their white and green teas, whether flavored or unflavored. However, in all their offerings, I have found their prices to be consistently reasonable.