NEW CALORIE-FREE SWEET BLACK ICED TEA AND CALORIE-FREE SWEET GREEN ICED TEA BY THE REPUBLIC OF TEA

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–#1 Bottled Iced Teas in America’s Finest Restaurants and Hotels –

NOVATO, CALIF., (April 18, 2011) — The Republic of Tea announces the addition of two new varietals — Calorie-Free Sweet Black Tea and Calorie-Free Sweet Green Tea — to its collection of premium glass bottled iced teas, available now exclusively at fine restaurants and hotels nationwide.

NEW Sweet Black Tea is a Calorie Free iced tea brewed from the finest organic black tea leaves and sweetened with stevia leaf. Sweet Black Tea offers a bold, rounded, full-bodied flavor that is very satisfying. NEW Sweet Green Tea is a Calorie Free iced tea brewed from the finest organic green tea leaves and sweetened with stevia leaf. Sweet Green Tea has the freshness and brightness that comes only from pure, brewed iced tea. It possesses a light tropical top note and is slightly fruity on the finish. Stevia leaf (premium leaf, not the common powdered version) is a Calorie-Free, all-natural sweetener with a refreshing taste.

As restaurateurs continue to offer their guests more healthful options, without sacrificing quality, style or flavor, new Sweet Black Tea and Sweet Green Tea are perfect additions to the menu. Further, these ready-to-drink pure iced teas are brewed to pair beautifully with the distinctive and diversified cuisine prepared by America’s most distinguished chefs.

The complete collection features 12 premium tea experiences including: Raspberry Quince Black Tea, Republic Darjeeling Black Tea, Mango Ceylon Black Tea, Blackberry Sage Black Tea, Ginger Peach Black Tea, Ginger Peach Decaf Black Tea, Pomegranate Green Tea, PassionFruit Green Tea, Açaí Berry Red Tea and new Sweet Black Tea, Sweet Green Tea and Natural Hibiscus Tea.

The 16.9 fluid-ounce, award-winning glass bottle holds two servings and features color-coded caps to identify the tea (black cap = black tea; green cap = green tea). This premium iced tea is presented tableside and served in stemware over ice. Each varietal is all-natural, has no preservatives, is certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization and certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

For more information please visit, www.republicoftea.com. Price per bottle varies by location. Chefs and restaurateurs should contact the Minister of Bottles at, 800.711.8768 or ministerofbottles@republicoftea.com for order information and to arrange a tasting.

The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives — emphasizing a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle — through premium teas, education and innovation. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. The brand offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas and herbs, available as full-leaf loose tea and in tea bags, ready-to-drink bottled iced teas and tea ware.

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Media contact: Marideth Post, Minister of Enlightenment, The Republic of Tea, 415.382.3443, marideth@republicoftea.com

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