The Republic of Tea Introduces Dessert-Inspired Theo & Thea™ Teas

Posted: 03/01/2023

The Republic of Tea Introduces Dessert-Inspired Theo & Thea™ Teas

The Four Cacao-Based Teas Debut with Indulgent, Nostalgic Flavors

LARKSPUR, CALIF. (March 1, 2023) - The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, is delighted to announce the launch of its newest tea collection, Theo & Thea, which is inclusive of four decadent teas inspired by nostalgic desserts. Comprised of two spirit-lifting superfoods, cacao and tea, the blends utilize Nicaraguan roasted cacao beans combined with complex notes of premium full-leaf China Keemun black tea to create the flavorful, yet guilt-free flavors of Bananas Foster, Mint Chip Crème, Blood Orange Spice, and Caramel Coconut.

“We are delighted to introduce our indulgent Theo & Thea collection, an assortment of teas that are inspired by beloved dessert flavors,” says Kristina Tucker, Minister of Enlightenment and Commerce at The Republic of Tea. “The company continues its commitment to innovation by creating blends that are equally healthful as they are delicious, and these sweet treat teas are no exception. The natural benefits given by the cacao and tea base, complemented by the rich, chocolate-forward flavors makes for the perfect, feel-good cup.”

The namesake “Theo & Thea” derives from theobromine and L-theanine, the two mood-boosting compounds found in cacao and tea. Theobromine is a natural, non-addictive stimulant naturally found within the antioxidant-boosting cacao that provides long-lasting energy without the jitters or crash of caffeine, while the tea plant’s L-theanine elevates serotonin, dopamine, and GABA levels in the brain, positively regulating mood, emotions, concentration, sleep and appetite. Further, with upcycled and sustainably-farmed cacao beans, along with biodegradable and recyclable packaging, the blends allow tea-drinkers to treat themselves in an eco-conscious manner.

The Theo & Thea collection includes:

Bananas Foster – Indulge in a cup that conjures up a classic dessert with the organic, natural flavors of bananas cooked in butter and rum, topped with vanilla ice cream, in a base of sweet, rich tea and chocolate. 

Blood Orange Spice – Enliven your cup with organic, natural flavors of bright, zesty blood orange, vanilla and exotic cardamom. Combined with a delicious base of tea and chocolate, the blend offers the perfect combination of sweet and spice.

Mint Chip Crème – Satisfy your craving for ice cream with the organic, natural flavor combination of refreshing, cool peppermint, combined with rich, robust flavors of tea and chocolate. 

Caramel Coconut – Satiate that sweet tooth with the perfect combination of organic, natural flavors: smooth caramel combined with tropical coconut. Blended with a delicious tea and chocolate base, this cup provides a smooth, heavenly dessert flavor.

The Theo & Thea Teas retail for $18.99 per tin. The label art on each tea tin was hand-painted and crafted to emulate the ethnic regions it comes from – much like an artisanal chocolate bar label. The collection is now available at and specialty retailers nationwide. Each tin holds 14 gluten-free, non-GMO tea sachets free of tags, strings and staples. The collection debuts as the company’s first tea in commercially compostable sachets.

For more information on The Republic of Tea’s premium tea and herbs, visit, and stay up to date with the brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About The Republic of Tea:

The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its great-tasting premium teas and herbs, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle. Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a specialty tea revolution. Today the brand delivers an unequaled selection of the highest-quality teas, herbal blends, and nature-inspired sipware at an incredible value. The Republic of Tea’s collections boast over 350 all-natural premium teas and diverse offerings which include but are not limited to: organic SuperAdapt™ Teas, SuperDigest Tea® collection, Beautifying Botanicals®, Be Well® Teas, Bridgerton Teas, Downton Abbey® Teas, organic SuperHerb® Teas, and Single Sips®. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports organizations like Homeward Bound of Marin and The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). The Republic of Tea also works to elevate the consciousness of sustainability; it is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, Upcycled Food Association, Climate Collaborative and American Herbal Products Association. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic®, Gluten-Free certification, Non-GMO Project verification, OU Kosher certification, and USDA Organic certification. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.298.4832. Follow The Republic of Tea on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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