What is the caffeine content of the various Good Earth® Teas?
The following are the caffeine contents of our best selling teas:
(Compared to 100mg caffeine in an 8 oz. cup of coffee)
Black Tea: 50mg caffeine per 8 oz. cup,
Green Tea: 30mg caffeine per 8 oz. cup,
White Tea: 20mg caffeine per 8 oz. cup,
Gingseng Green Tea: 18mg caffeine per 8 oz. cup,
Decaffeinated Teas: 4mg caffeine per 8 oz. cup,
Red Teas: 0mg caffeine per 8 oz. cup,
Herbal Teas: 0mg caffeine per 8 oz. Cup
Are Good Earth® Teas Kosher Certified?
Our teas are Kosher certified by the Orthodox Union.
How are your teas decaffeinated?
Our teas are naturally decaffeinated using two primary methods.
Our All Natural Green Tea, White Tea, Organic White, Organic Green
and Organic Black teas are decaffeinated through a process that
involves putting the tea leaves into water and adding liquid carbon dioxide.
When the water and carbon dioxide are drained off, the caffeine washes
away too, leaving a decaffeinated tea leaf. Our All Natural Black Tea is
decaffeinated using ethyl acetate. Both methods of natural decaffeination
are designed to remove the caffeine from the leaves while leaving most
of the flavor and antioxidants intact.
What makes Good Earth® Tea taste so sweet?
Our teas have no added sweeteners in the formula. They do not
contain any sugar, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Any
perceived sweetness in the tea is due to the combination of
spices and citrus components in the herbs and oils.
Is the tea in my cabinet still good?
What is the shelf life of Good Earth® Tea?
Tea does not “go bad” like a container of milk. We recommend
a shelf life of 2 years from production, and our cartons are marked
with a “Best By” date. Tea may still be fine to drink after two years—
it just may lose some of its flavor. If you brew up a cup of tea and it
tastes okay, then it is safe to drink. Remember, boiling water poured
over the tea bag that steeps for 5 minutes will extract the most flavor.
Where are your teas sourced from, and how do you guarantee safety?
We source our teas, herbs and spices from a variety of locations around
the world. These tea growing areas include China, India, Indonesia,
Sri Lanka and others. Our main focus has been to work with reliable growers
with whom we have longstanding relationships. This includes visiting and
inspecting the production on-site personally or through our brokers or agents.
Good Earth® Tea has a rigorous testing policy for teas and herbs from
growing areas of known concern.
Are your packages recyclable?
All our cartons are recyclable.
All our blends are packed in unbleached tea bags.
Why do you envelope your teas?
What makes Good Earth® Teas different are the rich, full-flavored teas
we blend. Rather than take pre-mixed blends off the shelf like other
companies, we mix our own premium ingredients on site and blend using
liquid flavors for a richer taste. We then allow the blends to develop full
flavor and bouquet, sometimes for up to 5 days. It’s not the easy solution,
but we think it’s worth taking the extra time to get the flavor just right.
When the blends are ready, we pack the tea into teabags and wrap them
in foil envelopes to maintain freshness and “lock in” the flavor. Without
the envelopes, the flavor would gradually decline resulting in a bland,
weaker tea. The envelope material is a mixture of paper, foil and plastic
specially chosen to protect these flavors. Unfortunately, the envelopes are
not currently recyclable and the recyclable materials available (e.g. paper)
do not provide sufficient barrier to lock in the flavor over time. However, our
aim is to reduce our environmental impact wherever possible and we have
an ongoing project with our suppliers to find more environmentally friendly
materials. When we get a viable solution, we’ll be sure to let you know.
What is the artificial flavor used in the Sweet & Spicy?
The artificial flavor is a spice flavor. Since our blends are what make Good Earth
Teas so special, the actual ingredient is proprietary. However, if you have any
additional concerns, please feel free to contact us. There is no MSG, soy,
artificial colors or preservatives in any of our blends.