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Introducing: get protected – No. 24 Herb Tea for Defense

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February 3, 2021

The Republic of Tea is delighted to announce the launch of the newest tea in our Be Well® collection: get protected – No. 24 Herb Tea for Defense. Each tea in the Be Well collection contains a blend of healthful herbs, spices and botanicals designed to help every Citizen experience the comfort and joy that comes from being well.

Get protected. Get defensive.

Get Protected tea is inspired by the historic tale of four thieves who survived the Black Plague by protecting themselves with a blend of herbs and spices, including rosemary, cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus. We have taken this historic recipe and added organic red rooibos and orange peel. The result is a fragrant and uplifting cup that is as pleasing to smell as it is to sip.

Each of the powerhouse herbs and spices in this blend top the charts for their antioxidant content and antimicrobial qualities:

  • Cloves have been shown to have antimicrobial properties, meaning they may help stop the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria.*
  • Cinnamon is believed to help stimulate blood circulation, while helping support healthy blood sugar levels.*
  • Studies have found that eucalyptus may support normal expectoration in the respiratory passages, healthy microbial balance and normal levels of inflammation.*
  • Rosemary leaves are employed in traditional medicine for their antibacterial and wound healing effects and may improve concentration.*
  • Citrus peels contain polyphenols and limonene which are currently being studied for their anti-inflammatory properties.*

Sip this bright, head-clearing infusion twice a day, and savor the spicy, woodsy flavor with notes of citrus zest. Get Protected herbal tea is naturally caffeine-free, making it a wonderful cuppa for enjoying at any time of the day or night. Currently, there are no other historically significant formulated teas or drinks with this blend of ingredients.

An Ancient Remedy for Modern Times

The plague, also known as the Black Death, was the deadliest pandemic recorded in human history. It ravaged the European continent for hundreds of years, peaking in the mid-1300s and returning in subsequent waves throughout the 1400s, 1500s and 1600s. While there are no exact figures for the death toll, historians have estimated that between 30% and 60% of Europe’s population was wiped out by the plague.

According to written accounts, four thieves survived a widespread outbreak of the plague during the early 1400s by concocting a protective blend of essential oils. One version of this tale states that these thieves were former spice and perfume merchants, and thus knew which herbs and spices would best protect them from the disease.

They packed this spice mixture into long, beak-like masks, which they wore as they robbed the infectious sick and the dead. Miraculously, these thieves never became ill. When they were caught, they shared their secret recipe in exchange for a reduced sentence. 

Whether it is historic fact or urban legend, this tale of the four thieves and their protective spice blend is indeed impressive. Support your healthy lifestyle with get protected – No. 24 Herb Tea for Defense. Savor this aromatic infusion sip by sip.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If pregnant or nursing, please consult a physician before enjoying.

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