Support Our Partners: The Republic of Tea
The Republic of Tea has joined forces with the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the crusade to save men’s lives, contributing to the Prostate Cancer Foundation from the sale of every tin of Blueberry Green Tea. Blueberry Green Tea, a Superfruit tea, has a base of premium China green tea blended with flavorful wild blueberries recognized for superior antioxidant qualities, reported health benefits and vibrant flavor. (According to current research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the blueberry tops an extensive list of fruits, vegetables and juices high in antioxidants that may reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and other ailments.)
Blueberry Green Tea is a “tasteful” way to incorporate healthy habits into anyone’s daily routine. Current research demonstrates the benefits of nutrition in prostate cancer prevention. A collaboration between two likeminded organizations since 2005, Blueberry Green Tea gives people the opportunity to enjoy a healthful tea, knowing each sip brings us closer to a cure.
The Republic of Tea is a progressive tea brand dedicated to enriching people’s lives through the experience of premium tea and a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp By Gulp lifestyle. Founded under the charter to start a "Tea Revolution" its ongoing mission is to seek out and procure only the most exquisite teas in the world and make them accessible to men, women and children everywhere. Founded in 1992, the brand offers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbs and ready-to-drink unsweetened iced teas, available exclusively at specialty retailers throughout North America and the first varietal glass bottled iced teas for fine restaurants and hotels. In keeping with its whimsical identity as an independent Republic, the company designates its employees as Ministers, sales representatives as Ambassadors, consumers as Citizens and sales outlets as Embassies.
A socially responsible business, The Republic of Tea is dedicated to sharing its prosperity by developing teas to support organizations that make a difference such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation among other non-profit organizations. The Republic of Tea is also a member of the international Ethical Tea Partnership.
Ron Rubin, the Minister of Tea, shares his thoughts on philanthropy: “Our aim at The Republic of Tea is to enrich people’s lives. A concentrated commitment to public service has been part of the brand since its founding. As stated in our Charter, we are mindful of the impact our actions and business activities have on our communities and environment, and we conscientiously act in a long-term and responsible manner. We don’t view our programs as ‘cause marketing.’ We create special benefit teas for a select number of non-profit organizations that are meaningful to our Citizens. This allows us to establish strong, on-going relationships and make the most significant contribution.”
Blueberry Green Tea has a suggested retail price of $10 for a tin containing 50 unbleached, round tea bags free of unnecessary strings, tags or staples. The cost per serving is less than .25 per tea bag. Blueberry Green Tea is available nationwide at select natural and specialty food stores, such as Whole Foods Markets, Cost Plus World Markets and Wegmans, through the company website at www.REPUBLICofTEA.com, The Republic of Tea’s mail-order catalogue and by calling 800.298.4832. It can also be ordered on this website. The tin can also be ordered from the Prostate Cancer Foundation store.