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The Republic of Tea’s Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea Wins Gold sofi™ Award

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July 12, 2019


The Republic of Tea’s Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea Wins Gold sofi™ Award

Innovative Tea Awarded Top Distinction by the Specialty Food Association

Ahead of the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

NOVATO, CA (June 23, 2019)The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, is proud to be the recipient of a 2019 Gold sofi™ Award by the Specialty Food Association. The Republic of Tea’s Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea received the top honor in the tea category.

The Specialty Food Association’s sofi Awards have been honoring the best in specialty food for 47 years. The Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea is one of 148 winning products selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from nearly 2,000 entries across 39 categories. Every eligible entry is carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. Products are blind judged on taste, including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, ingredient quality and innovation.

The Republic of Tea’s award-winning Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea will be on display for tastings at Booth #5206 at the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center in New York City, taking place June 23-25, 2019.

“We are deeply honored to receive this coveted distinction by the Specialty Food Association,” said Kristina Richens, Minister of Enlightenment and Commerce at The Republic of Tea. “The Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea is lusciously delicious and a Citizen favorite – it showcases the finest oolong leaves grown in the Fujian Mountains of China. We are thrilled that the incredible flavor profile and high-quality exquisite tea is being recognized and celebrated.”

The Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea is a delightful tea comprised of premium hand-processed green oolong. Famous for its ‘milky’ taste and silky texture, the large, tightly-rolled leaves have the alluring fragrance of sweet cream and pineapple. The flavor is smooth with light, orchid notes. A tin of the Milk Oolong Full-Leaf Tea retails for $14.25 and is available at www.RepublicofTea.com as well as fine natural and specialty retailers across the country. 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.

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 offerings which include, but are not limited to: organic SuperAdapt Teas, Beautifying Botanicals, SuperGreen Teas, HiCAF® Teas, Downton Abbey™ Teas, Biodynamic® Teas, organic Superfruit™ Teas, Be Active® Teas, organic SuperHerb® Teas, 100-Percent White Teas, U-Matcha™, Single Sips ®, teaware 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 organizations like The Ethical Tea Partnership, Homeward Bound of Marin, and The Women of Tea: Sri Lanka, an initiative by The Republic of Tea focused on improving nutrition, hygiene and financial literacy for the women tea workers living in Sri Lanka. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher 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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and Snapchat @RepublicofTea.



Press Contacts: Nicole Lax, Becky Sprinzen and Blake Willahan, 415.325.5519, pr@republicoftea.com.