Company rating on whether its facilities have been certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001. Certification means the company meets ISO environmental management standards, which require a commitment to minimizing environmental impact and improving environmental performance. To learn more visit www.iso.org. Rating is relative to other companies in the same industry.
Fair Trade Tea Certification
Product environmental rating indicating whether this product is Fair Trade Certified. The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product. Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice, and vanilla. TransFair USA licenses companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict international Fair Trade standards. www.fairtradeusa.org
Organic Tea Certification
Product environmental rating indicating whether this product is USDA Organic. Indicates that this product is produced using organic methods or made with organic ingredients. Organic farming systems rely on ecologically based practices such as cultural and biological pest management, exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop and livestock production. Certification is conducted by entities that have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, using national standards that define organic production.
Tea from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, helps to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range. Yunnan tuocha tea, in particular, has been researched for its health
promoting properties. The Chinese attribute special qualities and health benefits to Yunnan tuocha tea. Traditionally, this mild and delicious black tea was used to help promote healthy digestion, especially of fat, and balance health. Green, black and oolong teas, "cha", all are made from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Yunnan tuocha tea, however, is one of a few teas known as "pu-er cha", made from an ancient subspecies of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis assamica. It is grown in the Yunnan province of southern China. "Tuo cha" means bowl-shaped tea. It refers to the method of shaping the pu-er tea during drying. Experts recommend drinking three cups of this tea everyday. Enjoy it hot or iced. Drink it as is, or try adding lemon and your favorite sweetener. Also, drink any of Triple Leaf Tea's green, white or decaf green teas to help to maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.
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