Food labels contain misleading language which tricks us into eating food containing various chemicals. Many popular tea brands also use this tricky label to convince the customers that their products are better and cleaner than their counterparts.
However, it turns out that all these companies do is covering up the low quality and bad taste of their tea. The good news is that there are brands that still use all-natural flavors and real ingredients, such as Ahmed Rahim, CEO of Numi Tea. In fact, he is as disgusted just as we are by fake labels.
“You can breakdown anything that is found in nature and if it ends up tasting like the flavor you wish to use – you can add it to any product and call it NATURAL FLAVOR on the ingredient label. It could come from a stone in the ground and you’d never know”- he said.
Therefore, the next time you see “natural flavor” listed on a label, put the product down.
Most people rarely think about possible GMOs when consuming their tea. However, the studies showing that some tea companies use soy lecithin and corn starch, genetically engineered corn and soy, shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Most tea brands, such as Tea Forte, Mighty Leaf, Trader Joe’s, Tetley, Allegro, Lipton, Celestial Seasonings, Tazo, Teavana, Twinings, Yogi, Bigelow, Republic of Tea, contain high levels of toxic substances, including pesticides and fluoride. We are not referring to calcium fluoride which is a natural element, but to synthetic fluoride, a toxic byproduct.