Yogi Tea - Digestive Awakening Caffeine-Free Tea Blackberry Apple Cider - 16 Tea Bags
Energize your digestive system with Yogi Blackberry Apple Cider Digestive Awakening tea. Tart Apple Cider Vinegar, popularly used to wake up the digestive system, pairs with naturally warming Ginger, used for centuries in Ayurveda to help support healthy digestion. Blackberry flavor is added to impart bright and fruity notes to this delicious, caffeine-free tea. Begin each day with a tasty cup of Yogi Blackberry Apple Cider Digestive Awakening tea to help support healthy digestion.
- USDA Organic
- Caffeine Free
- Certified B Corporation
The Yogi collection combines over 100 exotic spices and botanicals from around the globe to create 60 delicious varieties of green tea, herbal tea and black tea that are formulated with both flavor and purpose in mind. From the citrusy and floral Green Tea Super Antioxidant to the sweet yet spicy Bedtime tea, all Yogi teas are made with organic ingredients, many of which are certified organic.
Yogi Tea Frequently Asked Questions
Does 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 their 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. All natural flavors used in Yogi teas are gluten-free as are the tea bag material and packaging.
Yogi has over sixty varieties of tea, and only four of their current recipes contain barley malt, and therefore gluten: Calming, Healthy Fasting, Kava Stress Relief and Stomach Ease. At this time, they are pleased to share that they are in the final stages of examining the removal of barley malt from these four formulas without disrupting the flavor of the teas. Yogi Tea expect to transition to gluten-free versions of all four teas by the second half of 2015.
What are Yogi's quality standards?
Yogi Tea are committed to providing products that increase the satisfaction, health and well-being of customers using "Best in Class" industry practices.
Yogi Tea source only the highest quality herbs and botanicals from around the globe. Yogi Tea 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.
Yogi Tea's 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 Tea 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 GMO free?
Yes, all of their teas are GMO free. Yogi Tea is in the final stages of solidifying a partnership with the Non-GMO Project.
Do any Yogi teas contain any known allergens?
All of their 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.
The Yogi Story
A small group of students in Southern California have just finished their yoga class. Yogi Tea is 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.
The Yogi 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. Yogi Tea was 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. Yogi teas are available in natural, grocery and mass market stores in the US and Canada as well as in Europe and Japan.
Yogi Tea 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. Yogi Tea's philosophy is rooted in Ayurveda, which combines natural therapies with a balanced approach to overall health and well-being. Yogi Tea invites 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." Yogi Tea are committed to providing a positive workplace to our 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 170 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.
Yogi Tea's Inspiration
Healthy living and the holistic teachings of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western herbalism are the inspiration behind our teas. These teachings continue to inform how we develop our 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.
- Yogi Tea think before they blend. How will their recipes work with body and mind?
- Health is found in nature. Yogi Tea work with what nature already offers rather than trying to concoct it. Yogi Tea don't have laboratories, they have kitchens.
- Creative combinations can optimize what nature has to offer. Ever added peppermint to ginger? Yogi Tea work together to produce a remarkably fresh and innovative taste and a remarkably invigorating experience.
- Whenever possible, they work with wholes, not parts. Yogi Tea blend with whole spices and botanicals for their natural goodness, they don't supplement with vitamins and minerals.
From their site-visits to the source, to their packaging and quality testing, they take 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.
The people at Yogi have been creating delicious, functional teas for more than 30 years. Yogi Tea 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.
Yogi Tea's Quality
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 Tea 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. Yogi Tea's 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 perform Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) audits regularly. These audits focus on best agricultural practices to verify that the herbs and botanicals they source from them are produced, packed, handled, and stored in the safest manner possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards. Yogi Tea's 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, they strictly adhere 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, they conduct 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. Yogi Tea's top quality identity testing leads to using top quality ingredients, which lead to top quality Yogi tea products, cup after cup after cup.
Yogi Tea's Packaging and Shipping
At Yogi, they are actively doing their part to protect their forests and reduce landfill burden. Yogi Tea print all of their packaging with environmentally-friendly, vegetable-based inks. Yogi Tea package all of their teas in 100% recycled paperboard and ship the product in cases of 100% recycled cardboard. Yogi Tea's tea packaging has a minimum 55% post-consumer waste content. Yogi Tea's recently 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 Tea's herbal blends are carefully placed into non-heat sealable paper made from a select blend of high quality manila hemp (abaca) fibers and wood pulp. The 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 and stapled with inert metal, 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 Tea's commitment ensures the highest quality products for you, while respecting our 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 we 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. Yogi Tea do this with every ingredient they source, over 120 from more than 30 countries around the world, 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 2014, through their local partner, Food For Lane County, they donated over 1,100,000 servings of tea to local food banks for distribution to people in need. Another example is their two-decade-long partnership with non-profit organization Pearl Buck Center. Yogi Tea 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.
The Kumari Project - Nepal
The Kumari Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is especially near and dear to their hearts. Not only does its mission to "educate and empower Nepalese orphans by providing basic health care, nutrition, education, and life skills" align with their core values, but it was founded by a Nepalese native who was adopted by a former Yogi employee.
Yogi's support of The Kumari Project helps fund its efforts to pioneer a safe, long term home for female Nepalese orphans. In addition to providing stable housing and meals, this home offers forward thinking care encompassing education and physical and emotional support services.
Nevandra - India
Social work in India is of particular significance to Yogi, as many of the spices used in their teas are grown and sourced there. Through the Nevandra Association, they support two projects to provide children in Hyderabad, India with hope for the future by facilitating self-help initiatives focused on love, shelter, health and education.
'Leilani' means 'heavenly flower' or 'heavenly child' and is the name of a home for girls offering homeless, orphaned children a secure and loving place to live. Currently, 15 girls between the ages of 4 and 12 are living there together with house parents as one large family. Through Yogi's support, the Leilani project was able to admit 5 additional children to their home.
Secondly, through the 'Education For You' project, Nevandra facilitates self-help for families in poverty and looks after the children's educational needs. In addition to school money, uniforms and books, Nevandra also provides lunches and regular medical check-ups. Families are encouraged to support their children throughout the learning process, meaning that parents, siblings and relatives also have the opportunity to learn to read, write and do arithmetic. In total, Yogi has helped to support the health and education of 40 children and their families.
Naturefund - Madagascar
Naturefund is a privately held non-profit organization based in Germany. With climate change in mind, Naturefund concentrates on buying forests and replanting them to protect habitat for the great variety of species.
At Yogi, they take responsibility in their grower regions with regard to people, nature and wildlife. Yogi's support of Naturefund helps support a reforestation program in Madagascar, where many spices used in their teas are grown, including cinnamon, clove and vanilla bean. In Madagascar, Naturefund uses a method known as 'dynamic agroforestation', meaning that the reforestation program focuses not only on trees, but on all surrounding plants, such as native bushes.
Doctors Without Borders - Worldwide
Ever since its foundation in Paris in the 1970s, Doctors Without Borders has been helping people in need. In 1999, this independent organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian work across several continents. In additional to medical aid, Doctors Without Borders also provides food, water and accommodation for those who need it.
Since its formation, Doctors Without Borders has operated as an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Yogi's support of Doctors Without Borders assisted them in doing good in more than 60 countries, particularly in Africa. Over 2,000 aid workers from Doctors Without Borders are providing medical support in West Africa to hinder the further spread of the Ebola virus and to help those who are affected.
Yogi's Contributions for Peace
Each year, Yogi contributes over $500,000 to non-profit organizations that train people in techniques of relaxation and peace of mind in more than 100 countries around the world.