Does EDEN green tea contain fluoride?
Yes, but young green tea leaves contain far less fluoride and more beneficial antioxidants like EGCG than more mature green tea leaves. The fluoride content of green tea is part of the leaf and is in a beneficial context. All EDEN Sencha green teas are early, young, hand-picked Spring leaves. However, it is believed to be highly unlikely that tea would supply enough fluoride from typical tea consumption to be of any concern. Older tea like brick tea has been found to contain much higher levels of fluoride than new tea from early Spring leaves, and poor quality tea contains higher levels than good quality tea. The fluoride content of tea has been found to range from 0.1 to 4.2 ppm, with an average of about 3 ppm. Some studies have suggested that organic teas may contain even lower amounts than non-organic teas. Eden's fluoride test results to date are: 1.) EDEN Sencha green tea <1 ppm and 2.) EDEN Kukicha twig tea from older organic leaves and stems tested 1.2 ppm to 1.8 ppm, far below what might be expected.
What is the difference between green tea and herbal teas?
All 'true' teas stem from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, and become green, black, or other types depending on time of harvest, curing method and how they are processed. Herbal teas do not contain tea leaves from Camellia sinensis, and are made using a wide variety of edible plant leaves, stems, flowers, bark, peels and roots. True teas contain caffeine; herbal teas are usually caffeine free. True teas are steeped in hot water and never boiled. Herbal teas are boiled in water thereby infusing the water with their flavor; and are often referred to as herbal infusions.
Eden Organic Sencha Mint, Organic Sencha Rose and Organic Sencha Ginger are a combination of true tea, sencha and herbs. Eden Organic Sencha, Organic Hojicha and Organic Kukicha Twig Tea are true teas. Eden Organic Hojicha Chai is a true tea with organic spices. They all contain some caffeine. Eden Organic Chamomile, MU 16 and Lotus Root Powder are herbal teas, and do not contain caffeine.
Where are Eden Organic Teas from?
Eden organic green, roasted green and twig teas come from centuries old family tea plantations near Uji, Japan. This is the most famous and beloved Japanese tea producing area. Over 1,000 years ago the first tea seedlings from China were planted in Uji's rich, slightly acidic soil, which is ideal for growing tea. Tea from Uji is considered the best in Japan and respectfully referred to as Uji-cha. Eden Organic Matcha powder green tea is also from Japan.