Organic Royal Black Tea by Newman's Own Organics
Newman's Own Organics Organic Royal Black Tea - 100 Tea Bags (7.05oz)
Newman's Own Organics Organic Royal Black Tea is made from a family blend of black tea. This special blend of black tea is certified organic by QAI. Tea lovers, a new line of organic teas has come your way! Nell and "Pa" Newman have turned in their American Gothic garb for regal robes and scepter for their new distinctive packages for Newman's Own Organics' Royal Tea line.
According to the Tea Association of the USA, Americans consumed well over 50 billion servings of tea in 2006; which is over 2.25 billion gallons. While some drink tea for simple enjoyment, others know that black and green teas contain flavonoids - naturally occurring compounds believed to have antioxidant properties. There is a growing body of international scientific research about tea's healthful properties and its potential roles in many areas of well-being. For many, however, it just tastes good and is a versatile pick-me-up. From starting the morning with a brisk cup of black tea to iced tea with meals and a cup to relax with later in the day, tea is a perfect day-long beverage throughout the seasons.
That's what they kept in mind when they created their products. they focus on the kinds of products they loved as kids, but take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients.
They find that people really want to know how the ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocer's shelf. When people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged 'health' foods, they hope they'll try other organic food products.
The materials below were developed by the USDA National Organic Program in 1994 and serve as a general outline of the definition of Organic as it will be used in the United States.
Organic agriculture is a holistic system with the primary goal of optimizing the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals, and people. Management practices are carefully selected with an intent to restore and then maintain ecological harmony on the farm, its surrounding environment and ultimately the whole planetary ecosystem.
The Organic Farm Plan is central to demonstrating progressive improvement of practices and measuring evolution of the management system as a whole towards greater sustainability. In this context, record- keeping is a key management tool for identifying problems and successful adaptations.
Protect the environment, minimize pollution, promote health and optimize biological productivity.
The primary goal of organic production systems is optimizing environmental health, human health and biological productivity. Organic producers therefore seek to reduce or eliminate reliance on practices and inputs (natural and synthetic) that may harm soil life, deplete nonrenewable resources, pose a hazard to water and air quality, or threaten the health of farmworkers or consumers.
Replenish and maintain long-term soil fertility by providing optimal conditions for soil biological activity.
The health of the soil is fundamental to the health of the whole system, and may be evaluated by the extent and vitality of its biological activity. "Feed the soil, not the plant," continues to be a primary tenet of ecologically sound soil management. Fertility improvement practices must balance physical, chemical and biological considerations to optimize the quantity and diversity of soil organisms. Such practices may include a combination of crop rotations, rotational grazing of livestock, cover crops, intercropping, green manures, recycling of plant and animal wastes, tillage, and judicious application of essential mineral nutrients.
Maintain diversity within the farming system and its surroundings and protect and develop plant and wildlife habit.
Biological diversity is a key ecological precept, essential to stability and therefore to sustainability. Diversity must be enhanced in every aspect of organic production, including the selection of inputs, crop varieties, livestock breeds, rotation cycles and pest management strategies. The principle of diversity can be similarly applied to personal skills, social interactions, and economic decisions.
Recycle materials and resources to the greatest extent possible within the farm and its surrounding community as part of a regionally organized agricultural system.
Organic systems intensively manage the individual farm system and use biologically-based inputs in preference to petroleum-based inputs. Soil and plant nutrients depleted through cropping and natural leaching are replenished by nutrient sources from within the farm and the surrounding community. Energy expended in transportation, manufacturing and handling of agricultural inputs and products is minimized to the greatest extent possible.
Provide attentive care, that meets both health and behavioral requirements of farm animals.
Farm animals must be managed to prevent health problems through a focus on diet, housing, handling and observation. Organically produced feed, in conjunction with care and living conditions which minimize stress, is the foundation of a health promoting management system. Attentive care for the healthy animal is a fundamental precept of organic livestock management.
Maintain the integrity and nutritional value of organic food and processed products through each step of the process from planting to consumption.
Organically grown food and processed products must be processed, manufactured, and handled to preserve their healthful qualities and maintain the principles of the organic management system. Ingredients, additives and processing aids used in organic processed products must be consistent with the overall principles or organic production. Consumers should be provided with the assurance that products bearing organic labels are certified organic by independent verification from seed through sale.
Develop and adopt new technologies with consideration for their long range social and ecological impact.
New practices, materials and technologies must be evaluated according to established criteria for organic production. It is assumed that organic production systems will progress toward sustainablity over time through technical innovation and social evolution.
Newman's Own Organics Questions & Answers
Which of your products are considered Vegan?
Certain products they carry do not have added animal by-products in them but are manufactured on equipment that processes other products containing animal ingredients. There could be trace amounts of egg or milk powder in any of their products. their products which do not include animal ingredients or animal by-products are: All Pretzels; Wheat Free-Dairy Free Fig Newmans; All Newman O's; All Hermits; Chocolate ABC Cookies (Cinnamon and Arrowroot ABCs are vegan except for the added honey); Pop's Corn 94% Fat Free (No Butter/No Salt); Dark Chocolate, Espresso Dark Chocolate, Orange Dark Chocolate, Super Dark Chocolate; All Licorice Twists; All Mints; Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar; All Royal Tea; All Coffee.
Why does Newman’s Own Organics use plastic and other materials of this nature to package food? What about more environmentally friendly methods?
They are so glad you are learning about how to take care of the world we live in. It is the only one we have and taking care of it should be a priority. The men and women at Newman’s Own Organics are also concerned about the environment which is why they support sustainable agriculture and produce organic products. Organic products must have months of shelf life to compete at retail level. Rather than use preservatives they use packaging that will insure freshness.
Do you carry any products that are gluten free?
Some of their gluten free products include their: Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Cups, and No Salt/No Butter Pop's Corn, Olive Oil, and their Balsamic Vinegar. Note: All of these items are manufactured on equipment that processes products containing gluten. There could be trace amounts of egg, milk powder, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, and soy in any of their items. their Wheat-Free/Dairy-Free items do have a type of gluten known as glutenin and gliadin, which is found in barley flour.
Do your products contain GE (Genetically Engineered) organisms?
The USDA's National Organic Program does not allow the use of GEs in organic food products. All ingredients both organic and non organic must be grown without the use of GE seed.
What is the difference between Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil in regards to saturated fats?
Palm Fruit Oil is only 51% saturated as compared to Palm Kernel Oil at 83%.
Why do you use palm oil?
Their experience has shown them that Palm Fruit Oil Palm Oil creates better tasting products when used in certain commercial baking processes, particularly in the cell structure of their cookie dough. They recognize that there are other less saturated oils and they tried using them during the product development of their items and found they did not create as good a product as palm oil. While organic palm oil is a saturated fat, it is not as saturated as palm kernel oil or coconut oil (the other two tropical oils). Palm Fruit Oil is only 51% saturated as compared to Palm Kernel Oil at 83% and Coconut at 92%. In fact, it is close to the saturated fat level of butter but contains no cholesterol. It is used by other natural food manufacturers and has been widely used in Europe for decades as a fat in cookies and crackers. They recognize that there are trade-offs in creating good tasting, popular foods made with organic ingredients, that have some nutritional benefits and are reasonably priced. It's not that easy, but that is what they strive to do.
Where does your Palm Oil come from?
Newman's Own Organics uses Organic Palm Oil that comes from large co-ops in Colombia. Their Organic Palm Oil Supplier is certified according to the standards of Pro Forest. The standards are quite high regarding the treatment of employees and whether the company is socially and environmentally responsible. The Organic certification also takes the social aspect very much into account.
About Newman's Own Organics
Newman's Own Organics was established as a division of Newman's Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. The sale of Newman's Own Organics products generates money for the Newman's Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman's Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.
Nell Newman, Co-founder and Pres: Product Development and Marketing.
Peter Meehan, Co-founder and CEO: Sales and Marketing; New Product Opportunities
Certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. The farms and processors have been certified by an independent third party. Kosher certification by Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, 333 Seventh Avenue, New York.
The front of each product features an American Gothic "Pa" Newman and daughter Nell in appropriate costume with an accompanying legend on the package; each variety has a color band or colored packaging for easy identification.
How to Brew a Perfect Cup of Royal Tea
- Use 1 tea bag for every 6 oz. of water used
- Bring the water to a boil and carefully pour over the tea bag(s)
- Steep the tea bag(s) for 3 to 5 minutes
- After steeping, remove tea bag and responsibly recycle.
- Place a cup of water in the microwave
- Microwave until the water is hot or boiling
- Steep the tea bag in the water for 3 to 5 minutes
- After steeping, remove the tea bag and responsibly recycle
Milk, sugar, or lemon may be added.
Do not put the tea bag into the microwave. There is a metal staple in the tea bag.