The Zone 8 team decided to embark on this uphill mission with one main goal in mind: to redefine the meaning of natural. The majority of food and ready-to-drink beverages on the market can hardly be called real, much less natural, despite how “natural” they are being used as a sell-point. Zone 8 wants to lay the groundwork for us as humans to redefine natural and demand higher standards. We want to introduce affordable, truly natural, USDA Certified Organic, and Non-GMO Project Verified teas to the marketplace. We use REAL ingredients to showcase REAL flavors.
Zone 8 can no longer sit idly by and watch the food and beverage industries repeatedly decrease quality of ingredients just to increase profits by lowering manufacturing costs. Most large food and beverage conglomerates take part in setting this terribly low quality standard, and for the average person it makes eating healthy difficult and downright unaffordable. They flood the market with extremely cheap, mass-produced garbage. This drives the price of truly organic and non-GMO food and beverages through the roof, and to us displays a blatant disregard for quality of human life by many-a-corporation. On a lighter note, we also brew our tea because, well, it’s what we do. Tea is our passion, and we’re overflowing with ideas about how to share it with you!
Step one: Zone 8 stays clear of any artificial or so-called “natural” flavors, preservatives, and GMOs. What we create for the consumer has to pass our own taste and quality tests before we even send samples to be lab-tested. We don’t devise flavors in a giant laboratory or a conference room, we dream up all of our flavors at home, in the kitchen.
Step two: RESEARCH! Creating delicious and healthy recipes may seem easy, but proper flavor combination is only one part of an operation like this. We studied the over-processing of foods and beverages and researched more sustainable brewing technologies. All of our teas are hot-filled with a little bit of lemon juice acting as our only preservative because we refuse to use known carcinogens as preservatives like so many other products do. There are many different dyes and preservatives in almost everything we eat and drink that are banned in food production in other parts of the world! Everything we make gets sent to a lab to be analyzed so we can know how well all of our ingredients held up and exactly how long we can be shelf-stable for. The Zone 8 team also dug deep and analyzed the role genetics and ancestry play in the flavor preferences of many cultures from around the world in order to cater to a wide variety of people.
Tea is a beautiful thing; it’s universally consumed, beneficial beverage. No matter where you are on the planet, a variety of tea is enjoyed in different styles by almost all walks of life. Zone 8 worked with Mother Nature to share a line of delicious, culturally-relevant tea-and-juice blends people all over the world. We use only the finest real ingredients to create only the finest natural, real flavors. Here at Zone 8, we want to give you the ability to be able to experience the real flavors of the world by redefining what the term “natural” has come to mean in the food industry.
Zone 8 promises to share with its supporters nothing less than the best of cultural experience and well-being—we think the founding father of medicine said it best:
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates