Yogi Tea - Stomach Ease Organic Tea Caffeine Free - 16 Tea Bags (1.02 oz. / 29 g)
Yogi Tea Stomach Ease Organic Tea Caffeine Free combines perfectly sweet yet earthy Fennel Seed and Licorice with a refreshing combination of Peppermint and warming herbs Cardamom, Coriander and Ginger that can help support digestion. Unwind with a warm and soothing cup of Yogi Stomach Ease tea, enjoyable any time of day or night.
Do Yogi teas contain caffeine?
At Yogi, they have about 60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas. While some of their teas contain caffeine, many are naturally caffeine free, and they 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 Yogi's teas and the natural flavors used in their teas are vegan.
Are Yogi teas Kosher?
Yes, all of their teas are Kosher certified and parve certified through Orthodox Union.
Do Yogi teas contain gluten?
At Yogi, they take a very conservative stand whenever individual health issues, especially food sensitivities, are concerned.
Yogi is happy to confirm that all of their current teas are gluten free, and their tea bag material and packaging contain no added gluten. However, please note that up until very recently, four of their 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?
Yogi is committed to providing products that increase the satisfaction, health and well-being of customers using “Best in Class” industry practices.
They source only the highest quality herbs and botanicals from around the globe. They are extremely selective with their suppliers, and only work with those who can document that they follow the National Organic Program (NOP) for all ingredients they procure from them. According to the standards set forth by the NOP, they do not accept any raw ingredients contaminated by GMOs, sewer sludge, ionizing radiation, or artificial ingredients.
Their facility is Organically Certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier. QAI audits all of the ingredients used in their 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?
Yogi uses 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 Non-GMO?
All Yogi teas are non-GMO, and they are currently in the process of obtaining the official non-GMO verification for their 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 Yogi 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?
Yogi 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, their 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.
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 their 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.
About Yogi Tea
A small group of students in Southern California have just finished their yoga class. They are milling around, chatting and sipping an aromatic spiced tea prepared for them by their yoga teacher, Yogi Bhajan, an inspiring teacher of holistic living who came from India to the West in 1969. Soon, the students began making the tea on their own, and that’s where the story of Yogi begins.
Yogi's story began in 1969 when Yogi Bhajan, an inspired and inspiring teacher of holistic living, started teaching yoga in the West. He shared with his students the wisdom and knowledge of healthy living and the beneficial properties of herbs that he had mastered in India, all while serving a comforting and aromatic spiced tea they affectionately named “Yogi Tea.”
Included in the recipe were five traditional Ayurvedic spices: cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, clove bud, ginger root and black pepper. When blended and brewed, these delicious and aromatic spices leave you feeling vibrant and alive, while supporting overall well-being. Intrigued by the complex flavor and inherent health benefits of this unique combination of spices, it wasn’t long before several of the yogi’s students were inspired to brew their own “Yogi Tea.”
In 1984, this grassroots endeavor blossomed into the Yogi Tea Company. Packages of the dried spices began to appear in natural foods stores throughout Southern California and in Europe. By 1986, Yogi Tea was distributed nationwide in three flavors. As demand increased, the spices were more finely ground, packaged and sealed into individual tea bags.
At Yogi, they believe the purpose of business is to serve. They were founded on this belief and it serves as their guiding principle, “Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good.”
Yogi has continued to expand and evolve their tea offerings to address specific needs by creating specialized herbal formulas, blended for both flavor and purpose. Today, Yogi has over 60 tea blends, many of which are created using the five original Yogi spices.
Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good.
Yogi is dedicated to sourcing the highest quality ingredients from around the globe so that every delicious cup of Yogi tea is rich with flavor and healthful purpose. Their philosophy is rooted in Ayurveda, which combines natural therapies with a balanced approach to overall health and well-being. They invite you to experience all that Yogi has to offer and achieve balance and joy in every aspect of your life.
At Yogi they believe the purpose of business is to serve. Yogi was founded on this belief and still uses the idea of business serving as its guiding principle: “Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good.” They are committed to providing a positive workplace to their employees and to making healthy, organic and natural teas that are accessible to as many people as possible. With more than 40 years of experience, they strive to support overall health and well-being by incorporating the highest-quality organic and natural ingredients in their teas.
The Yogi collection of teas combines over 140 exotic spices and botanicals from around the world to create over 60 varieties of herbal, green and black teas that are rich in both flavor and function.
Healthy living and the holistic teachings of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western herbalism are the inspiration behind their teas. These teachings continue to inform how they develop their products, and are honored and reflected in the Yogi Principles.
- Tasting great is essential, but it isn’t enough. If what they make doesn’t taste great and leave you feeling great, they won’t make it.
- Think before you blend. How will Yogi recipes work with body and mind?
- Health is found in nature. Yogi works with what nature already offers rather than trying to concoct it. They don’t have laboratories, they have kitchens.
- Creative combinations can optimize what nature has to offer. Ever added peppermint to ginger? They work together to produce a remarkably fresh and innovative taste… and a remarkably invigorating experience.
- Whenever possible, they work with wholes, not parts. They blend with whole spices and botanicals for their natural goodness – they don’t supplement with vitamins and minerals.
From site-visits to the source, to packaging and quality testing, Yogi takes care that their processes measure up to their own scrutinizing standards and ensure that all Yogi teas are made sustainably, ultimately delivering unsurpassed quality in every cup.
At Yogi, they have been creating delicious, functional teas for more than 30 years. They believe in using whole spices and botanicals for their natural goodness and they complement them with intriguing, delightful flavors – qualities that make all of their teas uniquely Yogi.
Certified B Corporation
Yogi is proud and honored to be a certified B Corporation. B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Unlike traditional corporations, they are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment, thus meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods. Yogi is proud to partner with the Rainforest Alliance and to purchase exclusively Organic Rooibos Leaf from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Buying Yogi products with the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal of approval safeguards the rights and well-being of workers, conserves natural resources and protects wildlife and the environment.
To ensure consistency and quality, their ingredients are handled carefully, from the time they’re harvested, through the manufacturing process in their organically certified facility. Yogi is extremely selective with their suppliers, and only work with those who can document that they follow the National Organic Program (NOP) for all ingredients they procure from them. Their sourcing team travels often to the places where the ingredients used in their teas are grown and harvested, checking to make sure both the working conditions and growing practices meet their standards.
In addition, they require that all of their vendors regularly perform Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and/or Food Safety audits. These audits focus on best practices to verify that the herbs and botanicals they source are produced, packed, handled, and stored in the safest manner possible to minimize risks of food safety hazards.
Their processes ensure that Yogi teas are made to their own scrutinizing standards and ultimately deliver unsurpassed quality to you, their customer.
National Organic Program
According to the standards set forth by the NOP, Yogi strictly adheres to the prohibition of GMO ingredients and any ingredients contaminated by ionizing radiation (irradiation), artificial ingredients or sewer sludge. In addition, their facility is Organically Certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent third party organic certifier. QAI audits all of the ingredients used in their teas to ensure that they adhere to the NOP’s strict guidelines and regulations.
Tasting and Testing
For every ingredient used in their teas, Yogi conducts substance and sensory testing to verify its identity before use. This is a fundamental confirmation that the ingredient is exactly what it is purported to be. Further, with sensory identity testing, they validate that every ingredient meets their high standards for color, aroma and taste. Their top quality identity testing leads to using top quality ingredients, which lead to top quality Yogi tea products – cup after cup after cup.
Packaging and Shipping
At Yogi, they are actively doing their part to protect forests and reduce landfill burden. They print all of their packaging with environmentally-friendly, vegetable-based inks. They package all of their teas in 100% recycled paperboard and ship the product in cases of 100% recycled cardboard. Yogi tea packaging has a minimum 55% post-consumer waste content, and their updated case box uses 13% less corrugate than their previous case box. This equates to over 110,000 pounds or 1 million square feet every year!
Yogi herbal blends are carefully placed into tea bag filtration paper made from a select blend of high quality manila hemp (abaca) fibers and wood pulp. This tea bag filtration paper is free of epichlorohydrin and plastic. It is oxygen bleached using a natural process that is completely free of chemicals or toxins. In addition, all Yogi tea packaging, including their tea bag filtration paper, does not contain gluten, GMOs, corn, nor any of the eight FDA recognized allergens (tree nuts, peanuts, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat or soybeans).
Sewn with pure cotton strings, every Yogi tea bag is then individually packed in heat-sealed envelopes to preserve the intrinsic health benefits of their herbs, and to maintain freshness and delicious flavor.
Yogi's commitment ensures the highest quality products for you, while respecting the planet. It is their hope that this goodness shines through in every Yogi product.
At Yogi it’s not just about creating deliciously purposeful teas. With every ingredient they source, and every cup of tea they make, they strive to support quality, sustainability and social responsibility on a local, national and global level.
At Yogi, they embrace their founding values, as well as the values of their partners and customers, illustrating their desire to “do good” on a local, national and global level. They do this with every ingredient they source – over 140 from around 50 countries – and through numerous programs that support quality, sustainability and social responsibility.
At Yogi, they are proud to partner with other local, small businesses in Oregon. In 2016, through their local partner, Food For Lane County, they donated over 2,300,000 servings of tea to local food banks for distribution to people in need.
Another example is their decade-long partnership with non-profit organization Pearl Buck Center. They provide work and vocational training to adults with developmental disabilities. The work they do for Yogi helps develop skills that can be applied to more full-time positions in the community.