The Republic of Tea wins two sofi Gold Awards

The Republic of Tea, leading US purveyor of premium teas and herbs, has received two 2020 sofi Gold Awards by the Specialty Food Association. The Republic of Tea’s organic SuperAdapt Burnout Blocker won the tea category and the Beautifying Botanicals Daily Beauty was deemed best in class in the functional beverage category.

The Specialty Food Association’s sofi Awards have been honouring the best in specialty food since 1972. The two winning teas are part of 148 winning products selected by a national panel of specialty food experts from nearly 2,000 entries across 39 categories. Every eligible entry is carefully assessed by food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. Products are blind judged on taste, including flavour, appearance, texture and aroma, ingredient quality and innovation. This year, for the first time, sofi judging was held at the prestigious Rutgers Food Innovation Center following strict safety guidelines.

“We are deeply honoured and humbled to receive this coveted distinction for two of our great-tasting teas by the Specialty Food Association,” said Kristina Tucker, minister of Enlightenment and Commerce at The Republic of Tea. “SuperAdapt Burnout Blocker is a lusciously delicious herbal blend with organic ginger and cinnamon combined with the medicinal mushrooms, chaga and cordyceps. Daily Beauty steeps an enchanting violet colour with sweet notes of blueberries and lavender. This herbal blend quickly became a favourite since its introduction in 2019. We are thrilled that these innovative flavour profiles and high-quality teas are being recognised and celebrated.”

The SuperAdapt collection of teas feature adaptogens, a category of healing herbs to help handle stress. The SuperAdapt Burnout Blocker is caffeine-free. Its air-tight tin contains 36 round, unbleached paper tea bags and retails for $13.75.

Beautifying Botanicals Daily Beauty is a collagen-promoting blend of nourishing ingredients including the exotic blue butterfly pea flower, hibiscus, rose hips, bamboo, and schizandra berries. This caffeine-free herbal tea is a beauty ritual, hot or over ice, with blueberries and lavender. It retails for $13.75 per tin.

Both award-winning teas are available at as well as natural and specialty retailers across the US.

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