The Republic of Tea Wins Two Specialty Food Association sofi Gold Awards

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The Republic of Tea – a leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs – 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 honoring the best in specialty food since 1972. The Republic of Tea’s two teas joined 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 passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers and category buyers. Products are blind judged on taste, including flavor, 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 honored 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 color with sweet notes of blueberries and lavender. This herbal blend quickly became a favorite since its introduction in 2019. We are thrilled that these innovative flavor profiles and high-quality teas are being recognized and celebrated.”

The great taste of the SuperAdapt Burnout Blocker is attributed to aromatic cinnamon, sweet dates and zesty ginger. The SuperAdapt collection of teas feature adaptogens, a category of healing herbs to help handle stress. The air-tight tin contains 36 round, unbleached paper tea bags and retails for $13.75 per tin, which is just 38 cents per cup. This herbal blend is caffeine-free.

Beautifying Botanicals Daily Beauty, winner of the functional beverage category, 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 juicy blueberries and calming lavender. Daily Beauty is a great value, retailing for $13.75 per tin, 38 cents per cup.

Both award-winning teas are available at and fine natural and specialty retailers across the country.