Tea Tuesday: The Republic of Tea

by Meg on April 15, 2014

Good morning!

So, I thought summer was here. I really really really thought it was here. This weekend I actually left the house wearing shorts and a tank top. My first time wearing shorts outside this season! It was amazing. But now they are telling us snow is on its way!? What!? How can it be!? Luckily, I only have 10 sleeps left until I’m in Barbados ;)

Even though I’m not thrilled about snow coming my way in April, I’m not too concerned. My good friends at The Republic of Tea found out that I’m the Queen of tea and generously sent me three different teas to sample! So, I have plenty of tea to sip on if the snow does come. But we all know I will drink it even if the snow doesn’t come. I am always sipping tea. And since today is Tea Tuesday on A Dash of Meg, I thought it would be a perfect time to show The Republic of Tea some love and review the teas they sent my way!

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Organic Turmeric Ginger

The first tea I tried was their Organic Turmeric Ginger tea. This is a green tea with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and natural honey flavour.

I always enjoy a good green tea and this definitely did satisfy me, but first I must comment on the smell of the tea. It smells so refreshing and gingery. Totally my style. However, when brewed, the ginger flavour is not that strong. Instead, I found the honey flavour to be most detectable, but when I steeped two tea bags instead of just a single one, the ginger and cinnamon flavours were much more noticeable and I loved it even more! So, whenever I have this tea, I steep two bags in a single cup for a good amount of time (7 – 10 minutes), so the ginger and cinnamon flavours can get nice a strong!

Although the turmeric in this tea doesn’t add too much to the overall flavour, it does provide some incredible health benefits. Turmeric has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and is a great addition to this tea!

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Ginger Peach

Ginger Peach was another type of tea that I was sent. This tea is a black tea blended with peach flavour and ginger. The smell of this tea alone is amazing, but the flavour doesn’t disappoint, either. I was very happy with the spiciness of this tea; however, it was perfectly balanced with sweetness from the peach flavour, as well.

I’m honestly not the biggest fan of black teas, I tend to choose green, white, rooibos, or herbals, but this black tea was definitely very enjoyable and one of my favourite non loose leaf black teas.

I am really looking forward to enjoying this tea iced throughout the summer!

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Republic Red Chai

The Republic Red Chai tea was the only full-leaf loose herb tea I was sent and further confirmed why I love loose leaf teas more than any other teas out there. The flavours are so much more real, apparent, strong, and vibrant in loose leaf teas than their counterparts.

This tea in particular, Republic Red Chai, is a rooibos tea, which means it is caffeine free, so it is perfect for any time of the day! It contains rooibos, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, anise, black pepper, and cloves. Pretty much all of my favourite tea ingredients! So, it goes without saying that this is one of my most favourite teas and would recommend it to anyone!

Be sure not to steep this tea too long; however, because it can get really spicy! That black pepper and all of the other spices sure have some kick to them when it is steeped longer that necessary! Try steeping this tea for 5 – 7 minutes for best results!

Do any of these teas tickle your taste buds? Have you tried any of these teas before? If so, what were your thoughts?

PS if you’re drinking tea today show me some love with my new hashtag #teawithmeg :D

See ya tomorrow with a new recipe!

Love always,

Meg xo

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina Muir April 15, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Yummy! All three of those sound good to me. I am a big tea drinker, in fact I have one in my hand right now, but as I am born and raised in England….it would be a crime not to be :P These sound wonderful, I have never heard of Republic of Tea, but they sound great!

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Iman Driscoll April 15, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Ginger Peach Sounds The most appealing to me! Yum just yum :D

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Iman Driscoll April 15, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Ginger and peach really does sound a taste bud tantalizing experience! But I’ve never tried the republic of tea brand before!

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Livi April 15, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Ginger Peach is one of my favorite teas!!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM

YUM! That Red Chai sounds fantastic!!

And seriously, girl, we had snow yesterday…at least an INCH too!

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Samantha @ The Faithful Runner April 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM

I have to agree with ^^Katie! Red Chai sounds delicious! YUM!

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Michele @ paleorunningmomma April 15, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I am a big tea drinker and love to experiment and I am sitting here in Whole foods having lunch with my toddler and will now have to make a stop by the teas before leaving :) looks like I definitely share some of your tastes for tea.

Speaking of summer do you do iced tea when it gets warmer? I love hot over iced but don’t love to sweat any extra once the weather’s warm. Do you make iced versions of your favorite teas?

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Calista April 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Ooooh, tea!!!!! I love Republic of Tea teas! The Ginger Peach is one of my all-time favorites! Lucky you!!!! I’m off to make myself a cuppa right now!

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Polly @ Tasty Food Project April 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

I’ve never tried any of those teas but ginger peach sounds yummy!

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Alyssa @ Lyss The Nutritionist April 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM

I LOVE Republic Tea! My favorite is blueberry green :) That ginger peach one looks really good though!

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Laura@ Fit Running Mama April 15, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Just finished my nightly cup of tea and homemade almond milk— I get sad when it’s gone… love it but I love warmer temps better!! We had it for 1 day and then it went away :( There was snow on the ground this morning….

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