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Learn More About the Deliciously Purposeful Benefits of Green Tea

Hundreds of millions of people throughout the world drink green and black teas, both made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, making tea the second most consumed beverage in the world, with water being the first. While the use of Green tea dates back more than 4,000 years, it is far more than just a tasty beverage; as there are many healthful benefits of green tea.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses green tea for everything, from preserving youthful skin to brightening the eyes. Modern research has found a plethora of discoveries. Green tea contains polyphenols, naturally occurring antioxidants in its leaves, which can help maintain the overall well-being of the body. Additionally, because green tea contains a little caffeine, it can also help stimulate you without leaving you with jangly coffee nerves.

In Asian countries, people drink about three cups of Green tea per day, and most of the modern recommendations are based on that daily amount. An equivalent quantity would be a good target for those wishing to reap the benefits of green tea.

Here at Yogi, we make 13 delicious varieties of Green tea, each blended with a unique flavor and purpose in mind. Do you have a favorite Yogi Green tea variety?

Be well,
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa


24 Comments

  • tammie says:

    I love your tea but lately I was reading about the stuff that’s in the tea bag itself and what it is made of what’s your tea bags made of

  • Yogi says:

    Hi Tammie! We are happy to hear how much you enjoy our teas. Here at Yogi, our herbal blends are carefully placed into non-heat sealable paper made from a select blend of high quality manila hemp (abaca) fibers and wood pulp. The filtration paper is free of epichlorohydrin and plastic. It is oxygen bleached using a natural process that is completely free of chemicals or toxins. In addition, all Yogi tea packaging, including our tea bag filtration paper, does not contain gluten, GMOs, corn, nor any of the eight FDA recognized allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat or soybeans). I hope this is helpful! If you have any further questions, we welcome you to email us at customerservice@yogiproducts.com. Be well! ~Adriane @ Yogi

  • Peg says:

    I hope you can answer this question for me. I know all teas have benefit. However I’ve heard the most about the benefits of green tea. I like my tea stronger and darker than green tea, but I really want all of its benefits. I regularly use 1 teabag of black tea and 1 teabag of green tea together in each cup that I drink, and I drink a minimum of three cups per day. Does this combination: a) deliver all the benefits of both teas; b) negate each tea’s benefit; c) provide only the benefits of the stronger, black tea? Thank you for your help. I look forward to your answer.

  • Yogi says:

    Hello Peg! It is generally fine to drink more than one type of Yogi tea in the same day, or even combined in the same cup or batch. This type of blending will not interfere with the functional benefits or effects of each tea. Our basic suggestion would be to stick with one to three types per day. However, if you are interested in combining two or more of our detoxifying teas (DeTox, Berry DeTox, Skin DeTox and Peach DeTox), our recommendation would be to focus on drinking one of these detoxifying teas per week and rotating as you feel appropriate. We hope this is helpful, and if you have any further questions, we welcome you to email customerservice@yogiproducts.com. Be well!

  • Joni says:

    What is the country of origin for your Yogi Camellia sinensis green and black teas? Do they contain lead or other heavy metals?

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for your questions, Joni! Here at Yogi, we source the highest quality ingredients from around the world. Our unique blend of organic green tea leaf is sourced primarily from China, India and Sri Lanka, while our organic Assam black tea leaf come from the Assam region of India. To ensure consistency and quality, all Yogi ingredients are reviewed and tested for heavy metals such as lead, and please be assured that all of the ingredients used in our teas comply with FDA standards and regulations. Further, we follow the National Organic Program (NOP) for all our ingredients and only work with vendors who can document that they follow NOP guidelines for the ingredients we procure from them. According to the standards set forth by the NOP, we do not accept any conventional raw ingredients contaminated by GMOs, sewer sludge, ionizing radiation, or artificial ingredients. Our facility is Organically Certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier. QAI audits all of the ingredients used in our teas to ensure that they adhere to the NOP’s strict guidelines and regulations. We hope this is helpful! If you have any further questions, please email customerservice@yogiproducts.com. Be well!

  • Maddy says:

    Green tea sourced from China, as opposed to Japan, has been found to be very high in lead. Why not source your green tea from Japan which is much safer?

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for your question, Maddy! With regard to heavy metals, all Yogi ingredients are reviewed and tested for heavy metals such lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury, no matter where they are sourced from. Please be assured that we are extremely selective with our suppliers. We follow the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) for all of our ingredients and teas, and our facility is Organically Certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier. QAI audits all of the ingredients used in our teas to ensure that they adhere to the NOP’s strict guidelines and regulations. According to the standards set forth by the NOP, we do not accept any raw ingredients contaminated by artificial ingredients, GMOs, ionizing radiation or sewer sludge. We hope this adequately addresses your concerns, and please let us know if you have any further questions!

  • Bev says:

    I have just started drinking your tea and they are great M y question is does the detox tea have any side effects diarreha or sugar increase. I noticed all the teas say if you take medications consult your doctor, why. Also is it better to drink them before noon because of the caffeine or can you safely drink them in the evening.

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for your questions, Bev! We’re happy to provide you with information regarding our DeTox tea.

    Yogi DeTox is a gentle way to help the body cleanse itself by aiding the two primary filtering organs, the liver and kidneys. It does not contain any harsh laxatives or diuretics, and is made from a blend of time-honored herbs to promote kidney and liver function, as well as traditional Ayurvedic herbs to support blood flow. Given that lifestyle, diet and overall health vary from person to person, and given that everyone responds uniquely to particular herbs and botanicals, the effects of this tea will be different for everyone.

    While not all of our teas carry warnings, Yogi DeTox does carry a warning to consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or if you have a medical condition. This warning is due to the organic licorice root and the juniper berry extract in its formula. Although Yogi DeTox contains far less licorice root and juniper berry extract than what would normally be considered high doses, we recommend that you consult a qualified health care provider regarding the consumption of Yogi DeTox and your overall well-being while nursing. He or she is best suited to address your individual health concerns and identify any substances to which you may be uniquely sensitive.

    To confirm, Yogi DeTox tea is naturally caffeine free and can be consumed at any time of day. For best results, we recommend consuming Yogi teas in between meals – either an hour before eating or one to two hours after eating. For our teas that do contain caffeine, you might want to avoid drinking them before bedtime, depending on your individual tolerance for caffeine.

    We hope this is helpful and welcome you to email customerservice@yogiproducts.com with any further questions. Thank you again & Be well!

  • Sam says:

    Hello,

    In regards to heavy metals (since this is actually of utmost importance even if a product is organic), can you please publish a link or send me a pdf of the heavy metals that are tested and the results of the batches that you have tested currently and in the past year or so? I understand that the state of CA is the strictest in the US in regards to heavy metals, so I wanted to find out what your results were. If I am going to be drinking 3-4 cups of tea a day, I could very well be surpassing the daily limits of heavy metal intake. Thank you in advance!

  • Yogi says:

    Thank you for reaching out, Sam! Here at Yogi, we pride ourselves on sourcing high quality herbs and botanicals from around the globe. All of our teas contain organic ingredients, and the majority of our teas are certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. In addition, we follow the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) for all of our ingredients and teas, and our facility is Organically Certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier. QAI audits all of the ingredients used in our teas to ensure that they adhere to the NOP’s strict guidelines and regulations. According to the standards set forth by the NOP, we do not accept any raw ingredients contaminated by artificial ingredients, GMOs, ionizing radiation or sewer sludge.

    With regard to heavy metals, all Yogi ingredients are reviewed and tested for heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead. While we can assure you that our ingredients are tested for these heavy metals, we are unable to accommodate your request. However, please be assured that all of the ingredients used in our teas comply with FDA standards and regulations pertaining to heavy metals.

    We hope this adequately addresses your concerns, and please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Thank you again & Be well!

  • rachel chemin says:

    Does the slim green tea help cut fat or is it just saying that.

  • Yogi says:

    Hi Rachel! Yogi Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life is not formulated to help reduce fat. As noted on the carton, this tea is purposefully formulated to help give you the energy you need to maintain an active lifestyle while dieting. To learn more about this tea, click here. Thank you & Be well!

  • The peach detox is my favorite! I have never loved tea but an trying to develop a taste for it. The herbal teas have been a great start for me! I’ve been drinking the detox teas consistently for over a month now 🙂

  • Becca Lesser says:

    Hi, Julie! Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We’re happy to hear that you’re enjoying our Peach DeTox and herbal teas 🙂 Thanks again for the love, and be well!

  • Tiffani says:

    I am highly allergic to ginger but i love teas. can you provide me a list of your teas that do no contain any ginger.

    Thank you

  • Yogi says:

    Hello, Tiffani!

    Thanks so much for reaching out. Please note that here at Yogi, we take a conservative when it comes to individual health issues such as food allergies. In light of your condition and given that everyone can respond uniquely to particular herbs and botanicals, we strongly recommend you consult your qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have about your consumption of Yogi teas. He or she is best suited to identify any substances to which you may be uniquely sensitive, address any specific questions you may have about your health, and make a recommendation in light of your personal medical profile.

    That being said, you can find a list of our teas which DO contain Ginger Root by visiting the Ginger Root ingredient page here on our site: https://www.yogiproducts.com/ingredients/#ginger-root.

    We hope this information is helpful! Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

  • Micah says:

    Is there a such thing as too much yogi tea? Asking for a friend.

  • Yogi says:

    Hi there Micah!

    For most, Yogi teas are safe to drink daily. In general, we recommend taking a short break of up to a week after consuming any one Yogi tea for 30 consecutive days before resuming daily consumption. Such a break allows the body to equilibrate and readjust. Please note, however, that we take a conservative approach to individual health. Please note that some Yogi teas carry warnings to consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication or if you have a medical condition.

    In light of this warning and given that everyone can respond uniquely to particular herbs and botanicals, we strongly recommend you consult your qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have about your consumption of Yogi teas. He or she is best suited to identify any substances to which you may be uniquely sensitive, address any specific questions you may have about your health, and make a recommendation in light of your personal medical profile.

    We hope this information is helpful!

  • Tiffaney says:

    Hi. How much caffeine does your green tea contain?

  • Shelley says:

    Where can I find pomegranate green tea? Are you no longer making?

  • Yogi says:

    Hello Shelley,

    Thank you for contacting Yogi! We appreciate you reaching out to us regarding our Green Tea Pomegranate tea.

    Unfortunately, this particular Yogi tea variety was not in high enough demand and was recently discontinued in 2017. Although we don’t have another tea with quite the same formula or flavor profile, you might be interested in the following Yogi teas:

    Calming

    Green Tea Blackberry Moringa

    Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life

    Green Tea Kombucha

    Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin DeTox

    Thank you again for reaching out, and please let us know if you have any further questions.

  • Yogi says:

    Hi there Tiffaney,

    Thanks so much for your question! While many of our green teas contain caffeine, others are made with decaffeinated green tea leaf; therefore, caffeine content varies depending on which variety of Yogi green tea you’re interested in.

    You can find caffeine content information for each Yogi tea variety (listed as either “Contains Caffeine”, “Caffeine Free”, or “Decaffeinated”) on the bottom left corner of the Yogi tea carton, as well as on the individual tea envelope. If a particular Yogi tea contains caffeine, you will find the caffeine content listed on that tea’s Supplement Facts panel.

    We hope this information is helpful! Please feel free to let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Enjoy and be well!

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