@@img1 NOVATO, Calif., -The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, announces the return of one of its most sought after limited editions — ROSE PETAL TEA, Tea for the Queen of Hearts. This delightfully fragrant, flavorful and beautiful seasonal brew is a true gift to your senses.

Exclusive to The Republic of Tea, aromatic ROSE PETAL TEA is a hand-crafted blend of delicate, young rose buds and petals, atop the sweet fullness of exceptional full-leaf China black tea, with just a hint of spice.

Enjoy this rich and romantic tea with the one you love. It is also the ideal gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, springtime birthdays, anniversaries and for bridal teas. For an extra special tea experience, there is The ROSE PETAL TEA Full-Leaf Infuser Set – a full-size tin of ROSE PETAL TEA paired with a full-leaf stainless-steel infuser.

ROSE PETAL TEA is available in a 2.8 oz full-leaf tin (brews 50 cups), with a suggested retail price of $10.50. The ROSE PETAL TEA Full-Leaf Infuser Set has a suggested retail price of $14.99. Both products are available for purchase January 1, 2005. ROSE PETAL TEA is produced in limited quantities and is subject to availability. When it’s gone — it’s gone.

The ROSE PETAL TEA, The Rose Petal Full-Leaf Infuser Set and additional products from The Republic of Tea are available nationwide at natural and specialty food stores, restaurants/cafes, through the company Web site, (, The Republic of Tea’s award-winning mail order catalogue and by calling 800-298-4TEA (4832).

The Republic of Tea was founded in 1992 with the purpose of enriching people’s lives through the experience of fine teas and the Sip by Sip way of life – a life of health, balance and well-being. It is a progressive and socially conscious business recognized for being the leading purveyor of 150 premium teas and herbs, restaurant and retail ready-to-drink bottled iced teas (no carbs-no calories and unsweetened), healthy chai concentrates, the world’s only Tea Honey, Tea Jam, exclusive Imperial Republic Tea Oil®, motivational business books and nature-inspired tea ware.

The Republic of Tea ~ 8 Digital Drive, Suite 100, Novato, CA 94949 ~ Tel: 415.382.3400 ~ Fax: 415.382.3401