Sip For The Cure Red Tea by The Republic of Tea (Do Not Use)
The Republic of Tea - Sip For The Cure Red Tea Pomegranate Vanilla - 36 Tea Bags
The Republic of Tea Pomegranate Vanilla Red Tea is a premium quality, health-promoting rooibos (ROY-boss) red tea, rich in antioxidants. With the sweet-tart notes of juicy pomegranate, this cup is rich in flavor and finishes off with the sweetness of exotic vanilla bean.
Sip by Sip living brings about a life of health, balance and well-being. Studies indicate that remarkable disease preventative properties of antioxidants are found naturally in rooibos - the wonder herb from South Africa.
Sip for the Cure
With each sip you will honor yourself and others knowing that The Republic of Tea will donate $1 from the sale of this tin, to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer, contributing $100,000 minimum in 2010. The mission of Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever. For more information on breast health, please contact Komen at www.komen.org or 1-877-GO KOMEN.
What is Red Tea?
Red Tea is actually a South African herb cultivated only in the mountains and valleys of the Cedarberg region near Cape Town. Widely known as rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss), you may also hear it referred to as Red Tea or red bush. Naturally caffeine-free, Red Tea brews an aromatic, amber-hued cup. Sip and you’ll taste a faintly sweet, mellow character, low in tannins with very little bitterness. Like black tea, rooibos is oxidized. Like green tea, it is brimming with powerful antioxidants, but is naturally caffeine-free and actually contains even more health-promoting properties.
Some call rooibos a wonder herb, with good reason. On top of its super polyphenols and flavonoids, which limit the effects of free-radicals in the process of aging and defend the immune system, rooibos contains zinc and alpha hydroxy acid, both of which contribute to healthy skin. It also delivers magnesium, necessary for a healthy nervous system. And for the stomach, Red Tea has antispasmodic properties to help calm digestive problems such as nausea, vomiting, heartburn and stomach ulcers. The Republic of Tea advises sipping it often, for its flavor and for a healthier life.
What are the Health Benefits of Tea?
The people of The Republic of Tea take great delight in the knowledge that tea drinking brings about more than a pleasurable experience. For centuries, tea has been associated with good health. Now more than ever, scientific research supports that connection.
Studies have found that tea is rich in the plant substances known as flavonoids. These naturally occurring compounds can function as powerful antioxidants that can help neutralize the free radicals known to damage cells and lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Black, green, and oolong teas may all help protect against numerous types of cancers. In addition, by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract, tea prevents the formation of unwanted clots which may cause a heart attack or stroke. And all teas contribute vitamins A, C and E to our diets.
Green tea is especially health-promoting. With more than 30 polyphenols it affects the human system in the most positive of ways—helping us lose weight, lower cholesterol and control blood sugar. A subgroup of polyphenols, called catechins, is abundant in green tea. One catechin in particular, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), is found only in green tea. It is one of the most potent antioxidants yet discovered. Because of this and so many other advantages inherent in green tea, promising evidence shows that regularly drinking green tea appears useful in helping fight breast, prostate and other cancers.
About weight loss: Recent research focuses on green tea’s impact on body composition, particularly the visceral fat implicated in heart disease. In one study, habitual tea drinkers (most of whom drank green or 100% White Tea) had almost 20 percent less body fat than those who drank other beverages. While green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can sip, 100% White Tea is even more so. Research shows that 100% White Tea retains the highest level of polyphenols of all teas. In addition to many other attributes, tea can calm the mind, relieve stress, and is reported to aid digestion. Good for the spirit, good for the body.
Tea and Caffeine
Caffeine occurs naturally in tea. A mild stimulant, it accounts for tea’s reputation as a beverage that clears the mind and lifts the spirit. On average, a six-ounce cup of black tea has about 50 milligrams of caffeine—less than half the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. The smaller the leaf, the stronger the extraction of caffeine. Using comparable amounts and steeping times, a tea bag filled with cut leaves will release more caffeine per cup than full-leaf tea.
The more oxidized the tea – as in black tea – the greater its caffeine content. Green tea and 100% White Tea, which are not oxidized, have less caffeine per cup than black tea. In between we have oolong tea, which is semi-oxidized and has about half as much caffeine as black tea. Caffeine content varies with manufacturing and growing variances as well as brewing conditions and time. Values are approximations.
In a world of uncertainty, safety and testing are of utmost importance. At The Republic of Tea, the integrity of their entire product line begins with the source.
The Republic of Tea purchases only the highest quality tea grown at the premier tea gardens of the world. In each location, they have established long-term supply partnerships. These premium teas are naturally processed—that is, transformed from Camellia sinensis to black, oolong, green or 100% white tea—in the most time-honored fashion. No foreign materials or additives are ever introduced. All teas are routinely tested for every known pesticide residues and other matter as well. While all of our teas undergo stringent quality assurance processes at the garden level before they are shipped, they also test each shipment again upon arrival at their packaging facility.
Good Will and Social Responsibility
The Republic of Tea embraces the ancient Chinese philosophy of Ta shun – the Great Harmony. Ta shun is alive when people naturally care about the world and depend on one another for the well-being of the whole. It manifests itself in collective concern and the aspiration to seek opportunities, initiatives and actions that will better the conditions of both humans and the planet. In short, to provide good works, render goodwill. The Republic of Tea is honored to render goodwill by developing teas and tea-inspired items to support organizations that make a difference in the world. The Republic of Tea is also a committed member of the international Ethical Tea Partnership.
Steeping is Easy
- Fill the kettle with 6 oz of fresh, filtered water per cup and heat to boiling.
- Place on tea bag in your cup, pour in the water and infuse for five to seven minutes. Remove the tea bag. Experiment to find your favored steeping time.
For iced tea, double the amount of tea used and steep as above. Remove the tea bags and serve over a generous amount of ice.
Rooibos, hibiscus, pomegranate juice, natural pomegranate flavoring and natural vanilla flavoring.
About The Republic of Tea (Do Not Use)
WHEN THE REPUBLIC OF TEA SET OUT TO FORM THEIR SMALL REPUBLIC, THEIR NOT SO COVERT MISSION WAS TO CREATE A TEA REVOLUTION. THEIR PURPOSE WAS TO ENRICH PEOPLE'S LIVES THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF FINE TEA AND THE SIP BY SIP LIFE - A LIFE OF HEALTH, BALANCE AND WELL-BEING. FROM THE BEGINNING, TEA HAS BEEN A DRINK THAT IS SHARED WITH OTHERS. AROUND THE WORLD, AT HIGH TEA IN DEVONSHIRE AND AGE-OLD CEREMONIES IN JAPAN, TEA IS BREWED AND TAKEN TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RITUALS OF HOSPITALITY AND NOURISHMENT FOR BOTH BODY AND SOUL. AT THE REPUBLIC OF TEA, YOU'LL FIND MANY WAYS TO GET TO KNOW TEA ANEW, THROUGH A SELECTION THAT WILL EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND COMMUNICATE THE QUALITY, BENEFITS, VALUES AND LIFESTYLE THAT IS THE REPUBLIC OF TEA.
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