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Exclusive teas benefit school gardens

By Dan Ochwat - 06/25/2020

Two new iced teas tins are being sold exclusively at Sprouts Farmers Market locations to benefit the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and school gardens.

The teas from The Republic of Tea — Hibiscus Sangria Iced Tea and Blackberry Sage Iced Tea — come in a recyclable tin, carrying eight large, unbleached tea pouches that are portioned to steep into a one-quart pitcher.

The consumer tea leader The Republic of Tea will donate $1 to the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation for each tin sold at one of its 350 Sprouts stores, guaranteeing a minimum donation of $30,000. The funds will go to support several school garden partners, including Garden School Foundation in Los Angeles.

The Hibiscus Sangria Iced Tea is inspired by traditional Spanish sangria, a caffeine-free herbal blend that infuses tangy, premium Nigerian hibiscus flowers. The Blackberry Sage Iced Tea is inspired by the farmers market, combining sun-riped blackberries and fresh sage with high quality tea leaves.

The companies have partnered before. Last year, the two volunteered in San Francisco and Philadelphia to build garden beds and make site improvements to area school 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.” 

Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market covers 100% of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation’s operations.

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