Tea Certifications

The Republic of Tea is proud to assure our Citizens that we are mindful of honoring special concerns and acting in a responsible manner for all by partnering with the highest level certification organizations

Kosher Certification

Many of our teas are Kosher Certified by the Orthodox Union (OU), the world’s largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency. Active for over two centuries, the OU is unique among all the major kosher certification agencies as it is part of a non-profit communal organization (founded in 1898). They maintain the highest levels of integrity without any possible conflict of interest.

USDA Certified Organic Teas

A number of our teas are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent service organization developed specifically for the purpose of certifying the authenticity of produce which is organically grown. Cultivated with a zealous adherence to organic regulations, these organic teas and herbs are grown without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides, using only sustainable agricultural methods. (The Republic of Tea procures organic teas and herbs from the earth’s purest gardens whenever possible, but not all who practice organic farming are certified.)

Gluten-Free Certification

Delighting in the health of our Citizens, The Republic of Tea is the first and only tea company in the United States to be certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). This ensures most of our full-leaf and bagged teas are absolutely free of gluten and possible cross-contamination from gluten. You will find the Gluten-Free logo on teas and other products with the Gluten-Free certification.

Fair-Trade Certification

We offer many delicious and healthful Fair Trade Certified teas. They are certified by TransFair USA, the country’s only certifier of Fair Trade products. (All of The Republic of Tea’s products are fairly traded, helping people and our planet by promoting systems that foster economic development and sustainability. However, it is financially challenging for some of the gardens we work with to gain the Fair Trade Certified stamp.)