Artificial Flavors In Popular Tea

 Artificial flavors in Tea

Not all tea's are made equal

Popular tea brands found in malls and online stores are using artificial flavoring in their flavored tea's.

What exactly is Artificial Flavoring?

FDA - (a)(1) The term artificial flavor or artificial flavoring means any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof. Artificial flavor includes the substances listed in 172.515(b) and 582.60 of this chapter except where these are derived from natural sources.

In a nutshell, manmade chemicals not derived from natural sources. 

Why Artificial Flavoring is Used In Popular Tea Brands?

Mask Lower Quality Tea - Artificial flavorants are chemically synthesized compounds designed to enhance taste. These chemicals mask the flavor of poor quality tea. 

Less Tea Per Cup – Tea by weight is expensive. Cheaper additives add weight and lowers tea density.

Comparison Test: We measured equal weight of our tea and a popular branded tea on the right.

Green Tea Comparison 2 

We removed the additives and notice how few tea is in the popular branded tea? The leaf quality on the right is both short and brittle indicating it's low grade.

What Are the Side Effects and is it bad for you?

There is nothing directly linking artificial flavors to cancer, ADHD, allergies and various other ailments that most searched websites have you believe. But if you had the choice, why would you want to? Our tea's are both cheaper and of higher grade then most retail tea's by weight.