NOW Foods Organically Hip Hibiscus Tea - 24 Tea Bags
NOW Foods Organically Hip Hibiscus Tea is a spirit-lifting beverage with a deliciously tart, almost cranberry-like flavor that's enjoyed hot or cold. It also contains a number of healthy, natural compounds to keep you going strong. A comforting cup of Hibiscus Tea is not only a great escape, but good for you as well; like kicking back on a white-sand beach at a tropical retreat!
- Premium tea bags with their no-staple design
- Contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sugars
NOW Foods source only the highest quality ingredients so you can enjoy the most delicious, healthful tea everyday. Because you are what you eat and drink, NOW Real Food and Real Tea have been committed to providing delicious, healthy, natural and organic products since 1968. They're independent, family owned, and proud of it. Keep it natural. Keep it real.NOW Foods Questions & AnswersWhat are the Pesticide contents on Teas?
Their teas are tested and within acceptable limits for pesticides established by industry standards.What are the Heavy Metal Levels in Teas?
Their teas are tested and within acceptable limits for heavy metal content in-line with industry standards, such as limits set by the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) for its members (Heavy Metals are generally considered to be lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic)Have Teas been oxidized?
Black tea is always oxidized because of the fermentation process that it undergoes, which gives it that distinct dark color. Oolong tea is partially fermented/oxidized due to a similar process. Green tea and Herb teas are not typically fermented and subject to that oxidative process, so typically contain more polyphenols.Do Teas contain glutamic acid?
NOW does not have hidden MSG, or similar protein molecules containing glutamates, in the natural flavors used in their teasWhat process is used to produce Decaffeinated Tea?
Teas are decaffeinated using a CO2 (carbon dioxide) process. Two of the major advantages of the CO2 process are that it does not leave chemical residue and has minimal effect on the flavor and beneficial compounds inherent in the tea.Should you add milk to Hibiscus Teas?
They do not recommend adding milk to teas containing hibiscus because hibiscus is naturally acidic and will likely cause the milk to curdle.What are their tea pouches made of?
Their tea pouches are made of a water jet aperture paper consisting of a specially selected blend of cellulose and thermoplastic fibers which has been patterned for optimum tea particle retention. All are components of the pouches are food grade and safe for the intended use.How are their tea pouches sealed? Are any glues used?
The materials used in their tea pouches are designed to allow pouches to be heat sealed. No glues or staples are used. The material has excellent particle retention and infusion, as well as taste neutrality and a high degree of wet strength. Their pouches will withstand immersion in boiling water indefiinitely!Is there any bleach used on tea pouches?
No. The pulps used in their beverage papers are unbleached. They only use virgin raw materials which comply with the relevant world-wide regulations for manufacture of food contact papers.Are tea pouches organic?
Their tea pouches comply with the requirements of the current UKROFS standards for organic food production, the standard for packaging materials used for the packaging of organically produced products. The key requirements under these regulations is that the pouches shall not transmit any substances to the foods that mar be harmful to human health or affect the organoleptic (sensory) character of the food.NOW Science
Their experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. They have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. Their structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. Their contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers.
They use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies. The heart of their science is third party independent research. They investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality. Their products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. Their products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.World-Class Labs
The role of microbiology in quality control at NOW Foods is expanding daily to encompass a wide variety of quality and safety issues. Incoming raw materials and natural food products as well as any supplements formulated and manufactured off site are tested for the presence of undesirable microbes. Materials that do not meet NOW’s stringent specifications are returned to the vendor with an explanation detailing the reason for refusal. To ensure all products manufactured at NOW remain free of biological contaminants, various sites throughout their manufacturing plant are monitored regularly for the presence of unwanted microbes.
In addition to ensuring quality and safety, NOW’s microbiologists are also directly involved in the formulation of active bacteria products such as probiotics containing acidophilus. NOW Foods has made substantial investment in the development and staffing of an in-house laboratory to meet ever-increasing demands for accurate product analysis of herbal and nutritional raw materials as well as finished consumer products. Their expert team of highly qualified scientists and technicians work in tandem to develop new and improved analytical methods with the highest accuracy and precision possible to ensure NOW Foods products will remain among the best the market has to offer.
To assist in this mission, NOW’s recently renovated and expanded laboratory facilities feature state-of-the-art testing equipment including high performance liquid chromatographs (HPLC), a new Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR) and an ultraviolet/visible spectrometer (UV/VIS). Primary analyses are also performed in house using Gas Chromatography (GC). NOW’S analytical chemists are also second to none and widely recognized as being among the industry’s best and most accomplished.
About NOW Foods
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, the have made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while they have grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - their commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier livers.