The Republic of Tea – The Cup of Life

As the weather gets cooler, I love to indulge in a cup or to of tea. While people go nuts for coffee (including my family who are all coffee lovers), I am a 100% tea lover. I do my own ice tea, I enjoy ice tea popsicles, tea cocktails, I also mix in fruit or fruit flavors in my ice tea for variety or an exotic flavor. When I drink hot tea, I also tend to mix flavors – I love all things tea and love to experiment. One of my favorite tea brands is The Republic of Tea. They have such a wonderful range of premium teas – from Black to Rooibos, Chocolate to Cherry, Pumpkin to Apple Cider, and so on. The Republic of Tea has also introduced a new range of SuperHerb™ TeasMoringa, Jiaogulan, and Baobab.

This selection of SuperHerb™ leaf teas features powerful herbs that are known for their healing properties. These ancient herbal plant blends offer antioxidant benefits in their tiny leaves, and The Republic of Tea combines these wonder herbs with enticing ingredients such as ginger root and mint to result in superb tea bags that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Known as the “miracle tree,” Moringa (mor-IN-ga) has small, vibrant leaves that have long been prized in indigenous cultures for their healing properties. Sourced from sustainable farms in hot, tropical climates where the trees thrive and are traditionally used as medicine or cooked into soups and stews, moringa is also delightful steeped for sipping. The Republic of Tea combined moringa leaves with green rooibos and natural mango flavor for a sweet, fruity note to the grassy, herbal base.

A wild vine native to southern China, jiaogulan (JEE-ow-goo-lan) is described by local inhabitants as the “immortality herb.” Ancient cultures believe this adaptogenic herb, similar to ginseng, could benefit the whole body. Recognized for over a thousand years for its anti-aging, anti-anxiety and antioxidant properties, Jiaogulan is thought in Chinese culture to provide unusual longevity. This fragrant, healthy cuppa is infused with monk fruit, a celebrated natural sweetener, and a hint of spicy ginger root. Refreshing sipped hot or over ice. I love the hint of ginger in this tea and it’s a great tasting way to beautify yourself inside and out.

Known locally as kuka, baobab (BAH-oh-bab) is considered the “tree of life” for its massive, drought-resistant trunks that provide shade and shelter in Africa. The earthy, light notes of the baobab leaf are blended with a touch of mint for a grounding, healthy tea experience. Baobab is thought to be an antioxidant in Africa. Traditionally used as a versatile medicine, baobab has a reputation for fighting asthma and soothing inflammation and fatigue.

Are you a tea drinker? What are some of your favorite tea leaves?

GIVEAWAY | The Republic of Tea Launches The No. 1 Ladies’ Tea Collection

As a lover of tea, I was beyond excited to attend a Tea Party with The Republic of Tea and famed author, Alexander McCall Smith. You may recognize the name Alexander McCall Smith from the wonderful book series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (now in its thirteenth entry), which HBO made into TV series starring Jill Scott.

If you’ve read any of the The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books, you’ll notice there are lots of scenes where the characters drink tea, so it was no surprise to hear of the collaboration between the amazing tea powerhouse, The Republic of Tea and Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Books on a new collection of teas inspired by the book called The No. 1 Ladies Tea, all of which are available now:

97 Per Cent Citrus Ginger Bush Tea – Made of 97 per cent green rooibos and 3 percent red rooibos and is flavored with the tang of fresh citrus and a little kick of spicy ginger. This was my favorite mainly because I love ginger. This refreshing tea is also amazing as an ice tea and with a splash of vodka or rum.

Precious’ Cup of Comfort Vanilla Red Bush Tea – This full-bodied, traditionally built, red bush tea is blended with the cozy flavor of honest vanilla beans. Endless cups of this red rooibos herb tea from South Africa can be enjoyed hot or over ice, as it is caffeine-free.

Speedy Motors Breakfast Black Tea – A blend of dependable black teas from Africa produces a rich, robust, dark cup. Great in the morning to help get the motor started or in the afternoon to keep it running. This cup is nice with a splash of warm milk.

The Republic of Tea has a distinguished collection of premium Black, Oolong, Green, White and Herbal teas, herbs, brewed iced teas and tea-inspired products that are available at over 20,000 gourmet retailers and restaurants throughout the US, online, and through their mail-order catalog. Whether you’re looking for something exotic like Roobios or Hibiscus teas or something simple like decaf or organic teas, The Republic of Tea has a vast variety of options.

The very funny Alexander McCall Smith spoke about the teas and his book to the intimate crowd before he autographed a few copies of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. During the entire event, we sampled each of the teas and enjoyed a few delicious deserts

I enjoyed all three teas and I want to give you a chance to do the same, so one lucky tea lover will not only win all three teas but also an autographed copy of Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. To enter to win, see the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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