Keep Cool and Concentrate on Tea

The start of summer brings more ways to enjoy tea—cooled, chilled and iced. Cold teas—especially herbal teas—are a great choice for hydration in hot days. You can brew and blend exactly the refreshing, satisfying flavours you want, without the sugar, caffeine or expense of sports or soft drinks. Drinking temperature Good teas are complex blends […]

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea has a lot to offer tea drinkers. If you’re looking for new flavours, Rooibos has a lighter, but still satisfying flavour profile. It’s very low in tannins, so it doesn’t get bitter, even if you brew it strong.  Rooibos also blends well with many herbs, fruits and other flavourings, allowing combinations not possible […]

Matcha Tea

Matcha green tea has received quite a bit of attention  in recent years, and for good reason. A  distinctive bright green powdered tea, matcha’s rich history, production methods, and health benefits set it apart from other tea. Tea was first brought to Japan from China, where a variety of teas were being processed and consumed, […]

Sleep Tea

There are many varieties of teas. Some invigorate, some relax. Some we drink just for the flavour, and some we drink for the additional comforts they can offer, including familiarity, tradition, memories, and health benefits. During the earlier years of Herbal Republic, customers often asked us about teas that could help with insomnia. We do […]

Tea Storage

Good tea storage simply protects tea from the things that can affect its flavour and aroma, so you end up with the best possible results in your cup. Here is a quick overview of the things you need to consider when storing your tea, and some suggestions. The Antagonists The basics of tea storage are […]

January Teas

With December behind us, much of the sparkle and festive feel that is lent to winter by holiday imagery has faded. What is left can make January feel bleak and dreary. Last year was a difficult one of lockdowns and restrictions. Unfortunately, Covid 19 is still with us, taking its toll not only physcially but […]