One of the misconceptions about green tea is that ALL green tea is good for you. What people fail to look at are the ingredients and processing methods used to get that perfect cuppa. The ingredients make all the difference, to both the flavour and to your health, and this is something we were extremely conscious of when choosing our tea. As a result, you can be sure our Java Republic green tea is 100% organic, free from pesticides, and the hand-stitched ‘silken’ tea pillows encapsulating the flavoursome ingredients are vegan friendly, (the word silken is a derivative of the corn starch used to make the pillows).
These pillows are 100% biodegradable and every pillow can make up to three infusions. There is extra space in each pillow for an increased flow, which allows the leaves to expand for a stronger, more flavoursome infusion, and each tea pillow is packed in a biodegradable envelope to maintain freshness and aroma.
So, what else makes our green tea that bit more special? Our Gunpowder and Mango organic green tea is a firm favourite. Bursting with flavours of organic orange peels, marigold blossoms and cornflowers, it gets its unique name from the way the tea leaves are picked and rolled into gun pellet shapes before being processed!
Some of the benefits of drinking our organic green tea are;
Summer Iced Teas
We've worked hard with Vini in Java Republic to create two of the most refreshing, delicious iced teas. These are coming to stores mid June and are the perfect cooling compliment to our summer salads and dishes.
1) Mint & Lemon Verbena Iced tea served with Elderflower syrup
2) Honey Blood Orange Iced Tea served with one teaspoon of honey
January is the perfect time to get on track with your health and wellness. As a way of helping you with that, we've created five brand new smoothies which are made fresh in store daily. We've used ingredients which will boost your performance and keep you energised throughout the day.
Chia is very Berry good - Mixed Berries, Chai Seeds and Almond Milk. Don't be fooled by the size of these tiny seeds. They pack a powerful nutritional punch! Loaded with fibre, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and various Micronutrients.
Tropic Thunder - Banana, Pineapple, Mango, Lemon Juice, Mint.
Brighten up your morning with our fresh tropical juice filled with ingredients high in vitamin C.
Don't Miss a Beat - Beetroot, Raspberry, Carrot, Ginger & Apple Juice.
Boost your performance with thi high iron, fibre root juice.
Busy Bee - Espresso, Almond Milk, Dark Chocolate, Banana, Frozen Yoghurt & Agave.
Keeps you energised on a busy day.
Detox Smoothie - Kale, Spinach, Matcha, Mango, Avocado & Apple Juice
Turn into a lean mean fighting machine!
This time of year is great for Michéal and all our chefs when it comes to options on seasonal vegetables.
There are so many fresh seasonal ingredients to work with, it's allowed us to rotate our hot dishes on a weekly basis.
This way, you never get tired of our wholesome healthy dishes and there is even more to choose from!
The seasonal veggies to look out for on this menu are; beets, sprouts, cauliflower, kale and mushrooms.
Honey is for the Bees! #VeganFriendly
While preparing for our new menu the kitchen got into a small discussion around honey and whether it's vegan or not. After asking our twitter followers we got clarity that honey is not vegan and can be easily substituted with Agave. So we've done just that!
Our new menu has a total of 10 vegan dishes as well as 12 Dairy Free, 13 Vegetarian and 15 Gluten Free.
We work hard each day to ensure we have a range of dishes to suit everyone.