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 […]

Thank You

As 2020 comes to a close, it is hard not to think about the anxiety this year brought, and the on-going concerns for our safety. The word for the year has to be “pandemic.”  Covid-19 reshaped everyone’s 2020.  We looked forward to the arrival of a new spring, holidays and summer outdoors.  Instead we all […]

Seasonal Tea Lattés

Whether you prefer bright and spicy or dark and rich, winter time is tea time! Combined with your favourite milk, our Pumpkin Spice or Chocolate Mint Roooibos teas make a soothing and sustaining treat. Here are two recipes for special winter drinks, featuring our seasonal tea blends. CHOCOLATE MINT ROOIBOS TEA LATTE Ingredients: 2/3 teaspoons […]

Caffeine in Teas

Recently, a customer enquired whether we carry decaffeinated tea. The short answer is that Herbal Republic chooses not to sell decaffeinated tea. Explaining why we have taken that decision will allow us to share some information about tea that can lead to a better cup—one that best serves both your tastes and health. Obviously, caffeine […]

Packaging Matters

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about plastics in teabags. As this story by the BBC illustrates, a lot of bags are made of plastic. This includes the very popular pyramid tea bags which are made of a polylactic silky fabric. This is an issue that we have been grappling with for the […]