NOVATO, CALIF., (May 16, 2011) — The world’s freshest, purest cup of tea – extremely limited edition 2011 DARJEELING – is available now from The Republic of Tea, the leading purveyor of premium teas. Considered the ultimate tea experience, this first flush (or first plucking of spring) Darjeeling, full-leaf loose, special reserve tea was plucked March 24, 2011, from the famed Thurbo Estate in Northern India.
The Republic of Tea’s exceptional 2011 DARJEELING is pure, 100-percent, first flush Thurbo Estate Darjeeling tea leaves. 2011 DARJEELING brings forth a vibrant, tippy leaf. The neatly twisted leaves unfurl to reveal a mildly brisk tea with upfront muscatel notes and a lingering floral finish — a fresh, well-balanced, complex cup. It carries the official Darjeeling symbol guaranteeing certification by the Tea Board of India, guaranteeing its quality and authenticity.
It was personally inspected and hand-selected by the Minister of Gardens then expedited via airfreight so citizens everywhere could immediately enjoy this limited quantity, rare tea. Thurbo Estate is set amongst the rolling, verdant hills populated by orange orchards and orchid vines, on the Nepalese and Darjeeling border, at an elevation of over 5,000 feet, near Mirik Lake, a place of tranquility and beauty.
In addition, The Republic of Tea’s signature 2011 DARJEELING tin features an original abstract leaf art label by local San Francisco Bay Area artist, Suzie Buchholz. The 2011 DARJEELING label is number eight in The Republic of Tea’s Tea Gallery Collection of artist renderings commissioned each year to commemorate the year’s first Darjeeling harvest.
2011 DARJEELING full-leaf loose tea is available in full-sized tins (3.5 oz tin brews 50-60 cups) and has a suggested retail price of $25. This limited edition tea is subject to availability. The Republic of Tea is available nationwide at natural, gourmet and specialty food stores, restaurants and cafes, through the company Web site, (www.REPUBLICofTEA.com), The Republic of Tea’s mail-order catalogue and by calling 800-298-4TEA (832).
The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its premium teas, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. Today the brand offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbs and ready-to-drink unsweetened iced teas, available exclusively at specialty retailers throughout the U.S. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports worthy organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Room to Read and The Ethical Tea Partnership. For more information, please visit www.REPUBLICofTEA.com or call 1.800.298.4832.
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