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The Republic of Tea’s Commitment to Good Will and Social Responsibility – Impacting social change on a global scale
The Republic of Tea’s Commitment to Good Will and Social Responsibility – Impacting social change on a global scale. In 1992 The Republic of Tea sparked a Tea Revolution and has since grown to become the leading purveyor of premium tea.Learn More
Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a Tea Revolution. We began by canvassing the most prized tea gardens of the world for their worthiest leaves. Our mission was—and is—to see these teas steaming in the cups of men, women and children everywhere, and to emphasize a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle. In keeping with our identity as an independent republic, we designate our employees Ministers, our sales representatives as Ambassadors, our customers as Citizens and retail outlets as Embassies.
With supreme good fortune, we have progressed—constantly enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium teas, education and innovation. Our award-winning packaging includes teas and herbs available in specially designed air-tight, light-resistant tins containing either full-leaf teas and herbs or our signature round, unbleached tea bags, free of unnecessary envelopes, strings, tags or staples. Decaffeinated teas (using a natural CO2 method) varieties are also available. All of our teas are Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).
Steam billows, the teapot fragrant. I enter a state of desires diminishing. Within the stillness, a further pleasure. Nothing coarse or superficial. This is drinking tea.
A socially and environmentally responsible business, The Republic of Tea is dedicated to sharing our prosperity by developing products to support worthy organizations, including Action Against Hunger and the Whole Planet Foundation. We are also a member of The Ethical Tea Partnership.
The Republic of Tea offers more than 300 premium teas, herbs, bottled iced teas and nature-inspired sipware. Our Citizens are invited to discover our offerings in natural and specialty gourmet retailers, restaurants, online or by calling 1-800-298-4TEA (4832).
We believe that happy and healthy Ministers — also known as our employees — create a healthy business. By offering a number of unique benefits, The Republic of Tea brings harmony to the workplace.
Healthy Minister Program
Ministers have access to an on-site nutritionist, receive a complimentary pair of athletic shoes yearly, participate in fun, energetic activities, have access to health screenings, healthy snacks and receive reimbursement for wellness programs of their choice, such as gym memberships and yoga classes.
Trips to Origin
Once a year, The Republic of Tea invites a group of Ministers to travel for a week to a country where our premium teas and herbs are grown. In the past, Ministers have journeyed to Sri Lanka, India, Japan, China, Taiwan and South Africa. This is a truly enriching and unforgettable experience for our Ministers and our hosts.
Make a Difference Days
The Republic of Tea believes in making a difference within the community and compensates its Ministers while serving. Ministers are encouraged to spend time volunteering and supporting non-profit organizations of their choice, bringing Ta Shun to their local communities.
The Republic of Tea cares about its Ministers and their families. In addition to our company’s rich health benefits package, Ministers with children receive a $2,000/year reimbursement to support their childcare expenses.
Best Places to Work
The Republic of Tea has been voted by our Ministers and awarded by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work” for several consecutive years.