THE REPUBLIC OF TEA INDUSTRY LEADER IN NON-GMO CATEGORY

100 teas and counting receive verification from the Non-GMO Project

NOVATO, CALIF., (September 2016) – The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is pleased to announce that it now offers the largest selection of Non-GMO Project verified premium teas and herbs nationwide. Currently, the brand holds verification for 100 premium teas and herbs, as well as its tea bag paper – the highest achievement among any other tea brand in the industry.

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The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO (genetically modified organism) food and products. The Republic of Tea’s current and complete collection of Non-GMO Project Verified Teas can be found in a list on the Non-GMO Project website, found here. Many of these blends have been a part of The Republic of Tea’s collection since the founding of the company in 1992.

The Republic of Tea’s verified products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, which means that ongoing testing of all GMO risk ingredients, facility inspections and an annual audit take place to ensure that the company is meeting the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance.

The company is in the process of receiving verification for additional full-leaf and signature, round, unbleached tea bag teas. Teas that are Non-GMO Project Verified assume the official Non-GMO Project seal of verification on their packaging, indicating that the products have gone through the verification process. As new teas become verified they are officially added to the list on the Non-GMO Project Verified website.

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About The Republic of Tea:

The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its premium teas and herbs, 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 delivers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, books and nature-inspired sipware. The Republic of Tea’s collections boast over 300 all-natural premium teas and diverse product offerings which include, but are not limited to: organic SuperGreen Teas, HiCAF® Teas, Downton Abbey™ Teas, Biodynamic® Teas, organic Superfruit™ Teas, Be Active® Teas, organic SuperHerb® Teas, 100-Percent White Teas, U-Matcha™, tea ware and a collection of unsweetened, premium glass-bottled iced teas crafted exclusively for fine restaurants and hotels. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports worthy organizations like Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, Xerces Society and The Whole Planet Foundation. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, Rainforest Alliance certification and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit www.REPUBLICofTEA.com or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @RepublicofTea.

About The Non-GMO Project:

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The organization offer North America’s ONLY third party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Learn more about the Non-GMO Project at www.nongmoproject.org.

For press inquiries, contact Nicole Kraft, Dina Rosenberg, or Merideth Hagerty at 415-325-5519 or pr@republicoftea.com.