THE REPUBLIC OF TEA LAUNCHES WOMEN OF TEA: SRI LANKA

NOVATO, CALIF. (January 22, 2018) The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, is thrilled to announce Women of Tea™: Sri Lanka, a program focused on nutrition, hygiene and financial literacy. Working with the international nonprofit, the Ethical Tea Partnership, a local nonprofit, the PALM Foundation, and together with its Citizens (customers), The Republic of Tea is starting to improve the lives of women and their families in Sri Lanka, helping transform teatime into a more positive force for good.

“I’m delighted that the Ethical Tea Partnership is working with The Republic of Tea and the Palm Foundation to help improve the lives of thousands of tea workers and their communities. The program aims to improve people’s diets and livelihoods through training on nutrition, safe drinking water, and hygiene. Together with the financial literacy program the project will help educate these communities and make a difference to the daily lives of the women working in the tea fields of Sri Lanka,” Sarah Roberts, Executive Director, Ethical Tea Partnership.

Women of Tea: Sri Lanka

The Women of Tea: Sri Lanka program will equip tea workers with the knowledge, skills and tools required to support improved nutrition and will strengthen understanding of the importance of nutrition for health and well-being. The goals are to increase the availability of healthy foods, hold nutrition, hygiene and sanitation trainings, and work with families on improving household finances.

“At The Republic of Tea we embody the ancient Chinese philosophy of Ta Shun, when people naturally care about the world and depend on one another for harmony for the whole,” said Kristina Richens, Minister of Commerce at The Republic of Tea. “We recognize our actions create ripples far beyond ourselves, and therefore seek opportunities that help make our world a better place. The Women of Tea: Sri Lanka program was inspired by this idea to honor the lives and well-being of the women who are so central to cultivating our tea. With our partners, we are in a strong position to give back to these Sri Lankan communities and help further enhance the invaluable contribution these women make every day to their families.”

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The Republic of Tea History of Giving:

Since 1992, The Republic of Tea has donated more than $3 million to nonprofits across the United States and in our local community. Our current partners include: the Xerces Society, Whole Planet Foundation®, The Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, Homeward Bound of Marin, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay and Community Link.

 

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, Biodynamic® Teas, organic Superfruit™ Teas, Be Active® Teas, organic SuperHerb® Teas, 100-Percent White Teas, U•Matcha®, Organic Single Sips®, The Crown Teas, teaware and a collection of unsweetened, premium glass-bottled iced teas crafted exclusively for fine restaurants and hotels. Further, we embrace the ancient Chinese philosophy Ta-Shun – Harmony for the Whole™ for the well-being of people and the planet. Our Women of Tea: Sri Lanka program benefits the women and families who make tea possible by bringing better nutrition, hygiene and financial literacy to their communities. 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. #sipbysip

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