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, we have been creating functional and delicious teas since 1984. Our tea 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.

We’re committed to promoting satisfaction, health and well-being by making teas rooted in Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system of India.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I purchase Yogi tea?
How do I brew Yogi tea?
Can I drink Yogi teas cold or over ice?
Are Yogi teas Organic?
Are Yogi teas non-GMO?
Do Yogi teas contain caffeine?
Are Yogi teas vegan and Kosher?
Do Yogi teas contain gluten?
What kind of paper is used for Yogi’s tea bags?
Do Yogi teas contain any known allergens?
Can I drink Yogi teas if I am pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or am currently taking any medication?
Does Yogi tea expire, and how would I determine the expiration date of my tea?


Where can I purchase Yogi teas?

Yogi teas are available nationwide in the US at your local natural food stores and Whole Foods, as well as grocery and supermarket stores.

Looking for Yogi teas at a store near you? Be sure to use our Where to Buy tool to find stores in your area that carry our teas.*

Yogi teas can also be ordered either over the phone (1-866-972-6879) or online through our webshop by selecting the shopping cart icon at the top of this page.

*Please be sure to call ahead to confirm availability, as day-to-day inventory may vary.


How do I brew Yogi tea?

To get the most out of your cup of Yogi tea, we recommend following the suggested brewing instructions found on the back panel of each Yogi tea carton. These instructions can also be found on the back of each individual Yogi tea envelope.


Can I drink Yogi teas cold or over ice?

Our teas are formulated based on Ayurvedic principles that encourage drinking hot teas for the most effective digestion and health benefits. The functional benefits of Yogi teas work the same whether cool or hot, as long as you follow our recommended brewing instructions.

To prepare Yogi iced tea, we recommend using 8 oz water per tea bag. Bring the water just to boiling and steep for the time indicated on the back of the Yogi carton. Once the tea has fully steeped, allow it to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Once chilled to your desired temperature, you may then add sweeteners, lemon and/or ice to suit your preference. If you plan on adding ice to your Yogi tea, we suggest using 2 tea bags per 8 oz water.

For iced tea in minutes, use 2 tea bags per every 8 ounces of water. Brew and steep as directed, then pour over ice and enjoy!

To learn more about brewing your own Yogi iced tea, visit the Yogi Tea Talk Blog.


Are Yogi teas Organic?

As often as possible, we source organic ingredients. All Yogi teas contain organic ingredients, and the vast majority of them are Certified USDA Organic or USDA Made with Organic:

USDA Certified Organic  Yogi teas marked with this label contain a minimum of 95% Certified Organic ingredients and have received certification from a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited organization.

USDA Certified Made with Organic – Yogi teas marked with this label are made with a minimum of 70% Certified Organic ingredients and have received certification by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited organization.

To further ensure quality, we require all of our suppliers to adhere to the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) for all of the ingredients we source from them. Additionally, our production 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 verify their organic integrity and confirm that each ingredient adheres to the NOP’s strict guidelines and regulations.

You can learn more about our sourcing and quality standards by visiting our Be Good page.


Are Yogi teas Non-GMO?

As part of our commitment to adhere to National Organic Program (NOP) standards, Yogi teas do not contain GMOs and we are currently in the process of obtaining the official Non-GMO Project Verified certification for all of our tea blends.


Do Yogi teas contain caffeine?

We make over 60 tea blends, some of which contain caffeine and others that are caffeine free.

The caffeine content information for each Yogi tea variety can be found on both the bottom left corner of the Yogi tea carton and individual tea envelope. The caffeine content of each Yogi tea will be listed as one of the following:

Contains Caffeine: Indicates a tea that contains caffeine. The amount of caffeine is detailed within the Supplement Facts panel, as well as on the back of the individual tea envelope.

Caffeine Free: Indicates teas that do not caffeine as they are made from ingredients that are naturally Caffeine Free.

Decaffeinated: Indicates a tea made with some amount of decaffeinated Green Tea leaves, and contains some small residual amount of caffeine. The decaffeinated Green Tea leaf used in our teas is decaffeinated using an all-natural, non-toxic chemical process called Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (or CO2 processing). This all-natural process does leave behind a residual amount of caffeine (approximately 5-10 mg per tea bag). The exact amount of caffeine is detailed within the Supplement Facts panel on the right side of our tea cartons.


Are Yogi teas vegan and Kosher?

All Yogi teas are vegan and Kosher. Our production facility is Kosher Parve certified; a certification from the Orthodox Union which requires that our raw materials do not contain any animal proteins of any kind.


Do Yogi teas contain gluten?

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, the following four teas contained Barley Malt, and therefore gluten:

Calming

Healthy Fasting

Kava Stress Relief

Stomach Ease

The new versions of these teas without Barley Malt are beginning to reach store shelves as of late 2017. 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 kind of paper is used for Yogi’s tea bags?

Yogi teas are packaged in non-heat sealable filtration paper – or tea bags – made from a select blend of high-quality manila hemp (abaca) fibers and wood pulp. Our tea bag filtration paper is oxygen bleached using a natural process that is free of chemicals or toxins, including dioxin. Along with all other components of our packaging, this paper is free of gluten, GMOs and corn, and does not contain any of the eight FDA-recognized allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat or soybeans).

You can learn more about the packaging materials used for our teas by visiting our Be Good page.


Do Yogi teas contain any known allergies?

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; which are also gluten-free and non-GMO and do not contain Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG).


Can I drink Yogi teas if I’m nursing, pregnant, have a medical condition or am currently taking any medication?

At Yogi, we take a conservative approach to individual health, especially when it concerns those who are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medications.

While not all Yogi teas carry warnings, some of them do carry a warning to consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication. If a Yogi tea carries this warning, it would be printed on the Supplement Facts panel on the tea’s outer carton.

For specific questions regarding Yogi teas, please feel free to contact us directly at customerservice@yogiproducts.com.


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. You can find the Best Before date on your tea carton, located on the same side 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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