1. The Republic of Tea
The Republic of Tea has been crafting artisanal tea blends since 1992, when it first started sourcing leaves and herbs from the finest tea gardens around the globe. The smell-the-roses philosophy behind the company (“sip by sip, rather than gulp by gulp”) pairs perfectly with a steaming hot cup of tea. But there’s more to this brand than pretty packaging (though the sleeks tins are quite nice) and tasty tea: Republic of Tea, a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, boasts a business model that supports positive social and environmental change, so drinking this tea will make you feel good in more ways than one. As for the beverage menu, this brand has top-notch blends in every category, but their green teas are especially exciting. If you’re new to green tea, their Honey Ginseng blend is subtly-sweet and pleasantly mild—an excellent introduction that’s oh-so easy to sip.