What does Certified USDA Organic Mean?
Products sold as “Certified Organic” in the United States are required to meet the strict standards of the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (NOP). To be certified organic, I.E. Green Tea complies with stringent NOP requirements that cover every aspect of organic farming, processing, transportation, labels and packaging. Following NOP mandates means no sewage sludge, no synthetic pesticides, no herbicides, no fungicides, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, no artificial fertilizers.
What is the difference between green tea, black tea and white tea?
All tea is produced from varieties of the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Slightly different methods of preparation determine if tea is designated green, black or white.
Green tea is made from leaves that are fresh roasted immediately after being picked, which preserves their powerful antioxidants and captures the gentle, all natural flavor.
How much tea do I need to drink each day?
Studies show that one cup of green tea has about 30 to 60 milligrams of polyphenols, which is well below the recommended levels. To receive maximum benefits from tea, individuals should take in about 120 to 600 milligrams.
Is green tea better than black tea?
For maximum health benefits it often is. Fresh green tea leaves contain the highest polyphenol amounts. All teas – black, green and oolong are from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, that has polyphenols. The process that the leaf goes though determines the tea variety and the eventual polyphenol content.