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The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and The Republic of Tea Launch Exclusive Teas to Benefit School Garden Programs Nationwide

Exclusive Hibiscus Sangria Iced Tea and Blackberry Sage Iced Teas on Sprouts shelves nationwide

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 24, 2020) – The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and The Republic of Tea, a leading purveyor of premium teas and herbs, are pleased to announce their continued partnership to support school garden programs. The Republic of Tea will donate $1 to the Foundation for each Hibiscus Sangria Iced Tea and Blackberry Sage Iced Tea tin sold at Sprouts 350 locations across the country.

Tins of tea next to an orange“Gardening experiences provide children with an understanding of where healthy food comes from, nurtures their  love of nature and positively reinforces what students are learning in the classroom,” said Lyndsey Waugh, executive director of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. “The Republic of Tea and its team members are champions of our efforts to help empower children to make healthy food choices. We’re thrilled to be partnering to raise funds and awareness for hands-on youth education programs.”

The Republic of Tea has guaranteed a minimum donation of $30,000 as a part of this initiative and the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will be using the funds to support multiple school garden partners, including the Garden School Foundation in Los Angeles. Last year, team members from The Republic of Tea and Sprouts volunteered side-by-side in San Francisco and Philadelphia, where they brought their commitment to this program to life by building garden beds and making site improvements to school and community gardens supported by the Foundation.

“The Republic of Tea is honored to offer these two refreshingly delicious iced teas to support the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation,” said Kristina Tucker, Minister of Enlightenment at The Republic of Tea. “We are inspired by the mission of educating children about healthy food and helping to provide them with enriching experiences in community gardens across the country.”

Each recyclable tin holds eight large, unbleached tea pouches; perfectly portioned to steep a one-quart pitcher of healthy, premium iced tea at home.

  • Hibiscus Sangria Iced Tea($5.99/tin) – Inspired by the traditional Spanish sangria, this delightful caffeine-free herbal blend infuses tangy, premium Nigerian hibiscus flowers with a bounty of fruit. The addition of ice and fresh fruit creates a ruby-hued, full-bodied refresher to please any palate.
  • Blackberry Sage Iced Tea($5.99/tin) – This farmers market-inspired flavor combines sun-ripened blackberries and fresh sage with the finest quality tea leaves. Sage provides a cool, soothing herbal accent to subtly sweet and fragrant berries for refreshing summer sip.

Sprouts Farmers Market covers 100% of the Foundation’s operations, so shoppers are confident that the entirety of each donation will support the Foundation’s youth nutrition education programs nationwide.

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About The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation:
The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation was founded in 2015 to drive lasting change in the health of the communities in which Sprouts operates. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $10 million to 330 nonprofits supporting health and wellness related causes. By supporting these programs nationwide that broaden access to health and nutrition education through curricula, school and community-based gardens and farming programs, the Foundation empowers individuals to live healthier lives. Sprouts covers 100 percent of the Foundation’s operational expenses, ensuring every dollar raised goes directly to programs.

About Sprouts Farmers Market:
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, has made healthy living accessible to shoppers for nearly two decades by offering affordable, fresh, natural and organic products. True to its farmers market heritage, Sprouts is known for pioneering its unique grocery model by offering a welcoming store layout featuring fresh produce at the center of the store, an expansive bulk foods section, and a vitamin department focused on overall wellness. Sprouts also offers a unique assortment of healthier products with special attributes, such as plant-based, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and grass-fed, to meet the growing and diverse needs of today’s consumer. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 35,000 team members and operates 350 in 23 states from coast to coast. Visit for more information.

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, books and nature-inspired sipware. The Republic of Tea’s collections boast over 300 all-natural premium teas and diverse offerings which include, but are not limited to: organic SuperAdapt Teas, SuperDigest Teas, Beautifying Botanicals®, SuperGreen Teas, Downton Abbey™ Teas, Biodynamic® Teas, organic Superfruit™ Teas, Be Active® Teas, organic SuperHerb® Teas, U-Matcha™, Single Sips®, teaware and a collection of unsweetened, premium glass-bottled iced teas crafted exclusively for fine restaurants and hotels. Further, The Republic of Tea is mindful of how its actions impact the greater community and actively supports organizations like The Ethical Tea Partnership, Homeward Bound of Marin, and The Women of Tea: Sri Lanka, an initiative by The Republic of Tea focused on improving nutrition, hygiene and financial literacy for the women tea workers living in Sri Lanka. Certifications include Demeter USA Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade certification, 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 TwitterFacebook, and Instagram