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Last Updated: Jan. 31, 2017

About Rare Tea Republic

Rare Tea Republic was an online tea company, launched in 2011 and based in Novato, CA. It focused on teas from the Himalayan region, including Darjeeling, Nepal, Assam, Bihar, Kangra, and Sikkim. Currently, Rare Tea Republic only ships to the U.S. Rare Tea Republic was a brand of Republic of Tea, a company whose tea bags are widely available.[1]

Rare Tea Republic was a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, and some of the teas sold by Rare Tea Republic were certified organic or fair trade, and/or Rainforest Alliance certified. Rare Tea Republic sourced their teas directly from producers.

References:

1. Rare Tea Republic, Justia Trademarks.

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Alex Zorach
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73 / 100
Picture of Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Autumn

Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Autumn

Style: Black Tea – Region: Nepal
Mar. 5th, 2012

A vaguely Darjeeling-like tea with dark, vegetal and herbaceous aspects. I'm noticing a trend amongst all of the teas I sample from Rare Tea Republic. This is one tea though that I found did not particularly fit its description: I would not describe it as "brisk", nor did I notice many "floral notes".

The aroma is...

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77 / 100
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Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Evergreen

Style: Green Tea – Region: Nepal
Mar. 2nd, 2012

Of all the green teas I've tried from India, this one was the closest to an actual, high-quality Chinese green tea, in character, yet it was still quite different.

Aroma complex: highly vegetal, with tones of asparagus, but with toasty qualities as well. Flavor is deep but clean. When steeped longer and at a highe...

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77 / 100
Picture of Tumsong SFTGFOP1 Second Flush

A dark, smooth, full-bodied tea with a highly vegetal character and a pleasing, wintergreen quality.

Fairly complex...much less of the typical fruity tones characteristic of Darjeeling. Instead, there are biscuity-tones. Rare Tea Republic describes the aroma as "jam and sap" and I think this was a good description...

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80 / 100
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Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush

Style: Black Tea – Region: Sikkim, India
Feb. 27th, 2012

Somewhat oolong-like, with an herbaceous aroma and a mellow, slightly savory flavor. The flavor and mouthfeel of this tea are particularly interesting...it's a bit peppery and spicy, yet smooth overall, with some honey-like sweetness. Although the other Sikkim teas I've tried prior to this one have been rather Darjee...

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Temi SFTGFOP1 First Flush

Style:Black Tea
Region:Sikkim, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Tumsong SFTGFOP1 Second Flush

Style:Darjeeling Second Flush
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Jun Chiyabari Himalayan Autumn

Style:Black Tea
Region:Nepal
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Style:Green Tea
Region:Nepal
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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