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.
- 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.
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