Choice Organic Teas' products and facility are Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International,
an independent third-party organic certifying agency. Every aspect of the cultivation, handling, and
packaging of our teas is carefully inspected to ensure the authenticity and integrity of our organic
status. This certification ensures that no synthetic chemicals are used to grow our teas, resulting in
healthier soil, healthier workers, and a healthier environment. For more information, visit:
Fair Trade Certified™
Fair Trade Certified™ teas directly support a better life for workers on estates and plantations
committed to social responsibility, community development and environmental stewardship. Workers
benefit through fair wages, freedom of association, and a safe and healthy working environment.
These workers are also direct beneficiaries of Fair Trade premiums, which they use to invest in
building their communities and improving their lives. The Fair Trade Certified label is backed by
Fair Trade USA, the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products for the U.S. market. The Fair
Trade Certified™ label is a simple way for consumers to know that their products were produced
under socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable conditions. To learn more, visit:
In July 2010, Choice Organic Teas further demonstrated its commitment to producing safe, healthy, and high-quality teas when it became the first tea company verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. The tea company's flagship "Original" product line was the first to be verified and carries the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization created to offer consumers a consistent non-GMO choice for organic and natural products that are produced without genetic engineering or recombinant DNA technologies. It allows shoppers to easily identify non-GMO items, and also helps reduce the likelihood of new GMO crops being commercialized.
Our teas are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group. Our packaging materials do not contain gluten. Also, our tea packing facility in Seattle does not process anything containing gluten so there is no risk of cross-contamination. If you do not find the gluten-free symbol on our packaged teas, you can confirm our certification by emailing . For more information, visit: www.gluten.net
The Choice Organic Teas facility and teas are certified as Kosher Parve by EarthKosher. This means that there is neither meat nor dairy in any of our products. If you do not find the kosher symbol on our packaged teas you can confirm our certification by emailing us at . For more information about Kosher certification visit:
Choice Organic Teas matches 100% of its electricity use with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchased from 3Degrees. Our voluntary renewable energy purchase helps to build the market for renewable energy nationwide, increasing the incentives for building new generation facilities. Look for the logo on select tea boxes and join us to promote renewable energy.
Choice Organic Teas has a certified HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) management
system in place. HACCP management ensures food safety by monitoring and recording every step
involved in the processing of our teas, from when the tea arrives at our facility to when it is shipped to you. Our facility is inspected annually. For more information about USDA FDA / Center for Food
Safety & Applied Nutrition, visit: