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NOVATO, CA. January 2004 – The Republic of Tea answers the call of consumer demand with the innovative launch of their line of NO CARB-NO CALORIE, ready-to-drink bottled iced teas. Distinctive and curvaceous 12 oz. bottles feature nine delightful flavors in four standout tea varietals. All nine flavors are masterfully brewed using ORGANIC tea leaves and all natural ingredients. “Carbohydrate-conscious consumers are seeking Atkin’s friendly foods and beverages that they can easily incorporate into their diets. These unique blends contain NO CARBS so they meet the demands of this growing new cate¬gory of consumer” says Chairman and Minister of Tea, Ron Rubin. Tea purists will appreciate that these delicious blends are totally UNSWEETENED so they taste like tea… not sugar. Today’s health-oriented shoppers want sugar free beverage alter¬natives and healthful options which will allow them to banish sodas. The search is over, NO CARBS, NO CALORIES, NO SUGAR… nothing artificial. In a ready-to-drink category laden with sugary-sweet high calorie beverages, The Republic of Tea ready-to-drink bottled ice tea line offers clean, naturally crafted blends that are truly unique.


Black Tea Varietal – Derived from tea leaves that have been withered, rolled, fermented. The bold flavor and antioxidant properties make this the most popular of all varietals.
. Blackberry Sage-Summer-ripened blackberries mingle with savory Mediterranean sage.
. Raspberry Quince-Lush raspberries and quince (a fruit with notes of apples and honey) delight all who sip.
. Ginger Peach Decaf-Naturally-decaffeinated to yield superior tea flavor. Spicy ginger and lush peach combine to create this award-winning brew.
. Republic Ceylon-Pure black tea from the famed tea growing region of Ceylon (known as The Pearl of India).

Green Tea Varietal – Derived from tea leaves that have been steamed, rolled and fired, green tea is rich in antioxidants and has a fresh, crisp flavor.
. Passion Fruit-Succulent passionfruit and tropical blossoms complement the clean taste of green tea.
. Pink Lemonade-Sunny lemon flavor evokes memories of long summer days. Blended with green tea, it’s the pinnacle of refreshment!

White Tea Varietal – The most rare and delicate tea of all teas. White tea is produced only in China and only once a year, yielding a delicate soft flavor. This minimally processed tea boasts very high antioxidant levels.
. Orange Blossom-Citrus and floral notes of spring blossoms are a perfect partner for rare white tea.
. Honeydew-Hydrating honeydew is a luscious addition to rare white tea.

Red Tea Varietal – Red Tea is derived from a plant native to South Africa known as rooibos (roy-boss). Bountiful in antioxi¬dants and naturally caffeine-free, the bold flavor profile creates a delicious base for iced tea.
. Capetown Tropical– Mango, passionfruit, hibiscus and vanilla create an unforgettable tropical experience.

The Republic of Tea’s motto “Sip by Sip, Rather than Gulp by Gulp” is their way of reminding consumers to slow down and enjoy a life of health, balance and well-being. Citizens may find UNSWEETENED ready-to-drink bottled iced teas at special¬ty food stores and cafes nationwide and through the company’s website (, catalogue, or by calling 800-298-4TEA(4832). Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of exquisite teas and herbs.