FAQ

We enjoy receiving questions from our customers and from those who want to know more about our teas. Some questions tend to come up more than others — take a look at our frequently asked questions, below, and email us if yours isn't answered.


About Yogi® tea:

Based in Springfield, Oregon, Yogi has been creating functional and delicious teas since 1984. All Yogi Teas are made with natural and organic ingredients, and many are certified organic.

Enjoyed for being both effective and delicious, Yogi teas are based on a combination of proven knowledge of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and modern science. The Yogi collection combines over 140 exotic spices and botanicals from around the globe to create over 60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas that are rich in both flavor and healthful purpose.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do Yogi teas contain caffeine?
Are Yogi teas vegan?
Are Yogi teas Kosher?
Do Yogi teas contain gluten?
What are Yogi’s quality standards?
What kind of paper is used for Yogi’s tea bags?
Are Yogi teas GMO free?
Do any Yogi teas contain any known allergens?
How are Yogi teas decaffeinated?
What does USDA certified organic mean?
What does “made with organic” mean?
Does Yogi tea expire, and how would I determine the expiration date of my tea?


Do Yogi teas contain caffeine?

Here at Yogi, we have about 60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas. While some of our teas contain caffeine, many are naturally caffeine free, and we also have several that contain decaffeinated green tea leaf.

Caffeine content information can be found in two different places on Yogi tea cartons. On the front of the carton, near the bottom, it will say either ‘caffeine free,’ ‘decaffeinated’ or ‘contains caffeine.’ You can also look at the Supplement Facts panel on the outer carton to find out if a particular Yogi tea contains caffeine. If it does, the caffeine amount would be noted beneath the ingredient list.


Are Yogi teas vegan?

Yes, all of our teas and the natural flavors used in our teas are vegan.


Are Yogi teas Kosher?

Yes, all of our teas are Kosher certified and parve certified through Orthodox Union.


Do Yogi teas contain gluten?

 

At Yogi, we take a very conservative stand whenever individual health issues, especially food sensitivities, are concerned.

We are happy to confirm that all of our current teas are gluten free, and our tea bag material and packaging contain no added gluten. However, please note that up until very recently, four of our teas contained barley malt, and therefore gluten: Calming, Healthy Fasting, Kava Stress Relief and Stomach Ease. The new versions of these teas without barley malt are just beginning to reach store shelves. It is therefore likely that previous versions containing barley malt will be in stores for the next few months until the older inventory runs out. You can identify which version you have by looking at the Supplement Facts panel ‘Other Ingredients’ section to see if Barley Malt is listed.


What are Yogi’s quality standards?

We are committed to providing products that increase the satisfaction, health and well-being of customers using “Best in Class” industry practices.

We source only the highest quality herbs and botanicals from around the globe. We are extremely selective with our suppliers, and only work with those who can document that they follow the National Organic Program (NOP) for all ingredients we procure from them. According to the standards set forth by the NOP, we do not accept any 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.


What kind of paper is used for Yogi’s tea bags?

We use a non-heat sealable filtration paper made from a select blend of high-quality manila hemp (abaca) fibers and wood pulp. It does not contain epichlorohydrin, nor plastic or polypropylene. The filtration paper is oxygen bleached using a natural process that is completely free of chemicals or toxins, including dioxin.


Are Yogi teas GMO-free?

All Yogi teas are non-GMO, and we are currently in the process of obtaining the official non-GMO verification for our teas. While the vast majority of Yogi teas have already been verified by the Non-GMO Project, some of them are still in process.


Do any Yogi teas contain any known allergens?

All of our teas are made without any of the eight FDA recognized allergens and therefore DO NOT contain milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat or soybeans. This applies to the natural flavors used in Yogi teas as well.

All natural flavors used in Yogi teas are gluten-free and non-GMO, and do not contain Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG).


How are Yogi teas decaffeinated?

Our teas are decaffeinated using supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2 processing). This is an all-natural process, free of toxic chemicals, that removes the caffeine from the tea without removing the other botanical compounds. While a chemical process would strip the caffeine completely from the tea leaves, our natural, non-toxic chemical process of decaffeination does leave residual amounts of caffeine.

As such, Yogi decaffeinated green teas often contain a residual amount of naturally occurring caffeine. In light of the process, Yogi does not have any green teas that are completely free of caffeine.


What does USDA certified organic mean?

Certified organic” means that a product contains a minimum of 95% organic ingredients*, and that the product has been certified by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited organization. Yogi teas are certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier.

*Other criteria can impact organic certification. For more information, see the QAI Web site at http://www.qai-inc.com/


What does “made with organic” mean?

A product that is “made with organic ingredients” contains 70% or more organic ingredients, but does not meet all the criteria for certified organic.


Does Yogi tea expire, and how would I determine the expiration date of my tea?

Yogi teas are packaged to preserve freshness and quality for up to two years in a variety of shipping and storage conditions. To ensure maximum flavor and freshness for our consumers, Yogi teas are stamped with a Best Before date, which indicates two years from the date of manufacture. Yogi teas are perfectly safe to enjoy outside of the Best Before window; however, you may notice a difference in potency or flavor after that time. If you are unsure of where to find the Best Before date on your carton, it is located on the same side of the carton as the yoga pose.

We are committed to providing products that increase the satisfaction, health and well-being of customers using “Best in Class” industry practices.

 

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