Zone 8’s top priority is the health and well-being of our supporters. We have taken the extra steps necessary to ensure food safety, and are very pleased to announce that the following flavors have been both USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified!
Here are some things to keep in mind and look out for on your next trip to the grocery store!
*Choose products with non-GMO Labeling:* If a product is labeled as non-GMO, or not made with genetically-engineered ingredients, it’s safe to assume that the product is non-GMO. Third party organizations the Non-GMO Project verify that a product is non-GMO for further assurance. For more information about the non-GMO verification process, visit the Non-GMO Project website.
*Only a limited number of crops in the United States have GMO equivalents*.You can find a list of common ingredients from these crops on the Non-GMO Project website.
*Choose Certified Organic Products:*Organic foods are prohibited from being made with biotechnology (GMOs). The USDA Organic seal is verification that the ingredients used are non-GMO, even if the package does not individually verify each ingredient as non-GMO. Products labeled or advertised as “made with organic ingredients” cannot be made with GMOs. You can verify organic certification by checking the fact panel for a “certified by” statement. One extremely important thing to understand and remember is this: a product can be non-GMO without being organic, but a product can’t be organic without being non-GMO.
Zone 8 is committed to providing you with organic tea-and-juice blends made without genetically modified ingredients. We feel we are making a positive impact by increasing non-GMO acreage as we brew. Zone 8 continues to uphold the same beliefs and values we’ve had since our conception, including the importance we place on using non-GMO ingredients. We hope you will recognize the great care we have taken to maintain this integrity over time. We appreciate your support of our brand and beverages, and we pledge to continue to always do right by you with our actions.
All of Zone 8’s tea-and-juice blends are specifically designed to be consumed either HOT or COLD! We are the first brand we have seen who is marketing a ready-to-drink tea to be deliciously consumed ice-cold straight from the bottle, or poured into a mug and heated. This can’t be done with just any bottled tea at the store; the secret lies in the ingredients.
Try to heat up some of your favorite bottled tea and the results will be disastrous for your taste buds due to poor quality of ingredients. When heated past a certain temperature, artificial ingredients will completely ruin the taste of the tea. Zone 8’s extremely high quality, truly natural, and real ingredients take on an extremely unique and different flavor profile when heated. For example, heating our masala tea really brings out the strong flavor of the spices.