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THE REPUBLIC OF TEA NAMED ONE OF NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL’S 2016 BEST PLACES TO WORK

Business Journal Best Places to Work 2016

Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas Receives Third Consecutive Win

NOVATO, CALIF. (August 29, 2016) – The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, has been named one of North Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Best Places to Work, receiving the honor for three years. The Republic of Tea is one of 97 winning companies that will be honored at the gala awards reception on September 29.

The entire process from nominations to awards takes approximately six months and includes an anonymous employee survey and other submissions from the companies. More than 8,000 surveys were submitted, and the winning companies represent nearly 18,000 employees.

“Encouraging a healthy ‘tea lifestyle’ that promotes balance and well-being is something we strongly value at The Republic of Tea,” says Todd B. Rubin, Minister of Evolution (president) of The Republic of Tea. “We are thrilled to be recognized for a third time by the North Bay Business Journal for our efforts to create a great place to work, and we are honored to be in the company of all of the wonderful North Bay businesses who also received this award.”

The company enriches its Citizens’ (customers) lives through premium teas, education, and innovation. To enrich the lives of its Ministers (employees), The Republic of Tea created a “Healthy Minister Program.” The program offers lifestyle benefits including New Balance athletic shoes every year, access to a full-time nutritionist for individual counseling sessions, annual fitness credit for health club memberships or weight loss programs, free on-site weekly yoga classes and encourages its Ministers to take 10-20 minute walking breaks daily.

In addition, The Republic of Tea also provides benefits such as “Make a Difference” days (paid volunteerism), scholarship program, childcare credit and annual educational tea trips abroad.

For more information on The Republic of Tea, and to view its selection of more than 300 all-natural premium teas, please visit www.republicoftea.com.

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About The Republic of Tea:

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, herbal blends, books and nature-inspired sip ware, 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 Action Against Hunger, The Ethical Tea Partnership, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, 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 at twitter.com/republicoftea and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepublicofTea.

Contact Information:

Claire Storrs, Minister of Enlightenment, claire@republicoftea.com

5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 100, Novato, CA 94949 ~ Tel 415.382.3400 ~ Fax 415.382.3401 ~ www.REPUBLICofTEA.com

For press inquiries contact:

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