Welcome to the Frequently asked questions section of the 8th Wonder Tea Store. Please, feel free to reach out to us directly if you have more questions!
Are 8th Wonder Tea Products Organic?
We take our environmental footprint extremely seriously, so we chose to achieve organic certification through the rigorously strict standards set by the Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) program. This also means that all of our ingredients are non-GMO.
What Does the Name “8th Wonder” Signify?
As a globally focused company, we are constantly working to bring the next top-tier ingredients to the western marketplace. These potent nutritional powerhouses are selected from diverse origins across the globe to pack a punch of superfood goodness that is worthy of the 8th Wonder of the World moniker.
We like to think of these foods as the crème de la crème of the botanical world. It isn't just a business goal but a legitimate hope that soon these obscure plant based ingredients will be mainstays in the minds of the western world.
Are 8th Wonder Teas Fair Trade Certified?
The green tea, chai, rooibos and yerba mate teas used in all four of our tea blends are Fair Trade Certified and grown organically. In the future, we hope to have our entire production process and the teas themselves Fair Trade Certified while continuing to support sustainable agriculture for both people and the planet. As a young company, this initiative is very high up on the priority list.
Why do You Use Glass and Plastic Bottles?
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. It is also pivotal to note that over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled. As a company, 8th Wonder is highly concerned with sustainable solutions to ecological problems and glass was clearly the right choice for our environmental mission.
8th Wonder Tea wants to make our products available to as many customers as possible. To achieve this, we will also offer all our tea blends for purchase through Amazon. Amazon requires all companies that sell beverages through their service to use aluminum cans or plastic bottles. Glass bottles will still be available for purchase at retail stores.
Some more information about our plastic bottles:
- BPA free
- Lower shipping cost
- Less likely to break during shipment
- Similar look and feel to our glass bottles
What is Erythritol, and Why is it Used in Addition to Sugar?
In our journey to offer exceptional superfood teas, we sought to make low calorie ready-to-drink blends that have the lowest amount of sugar per serving on the market; without using artificial sweeteners. While the name isn’t very appetizing-sounding, our research determined that Erythritol was the best sweetening agent to complement sugar.
Erythritol belongs to a class of compounds called sugar alcohols. It occurs naturally in certain fruits and some fermented foods. It is produced by fermenting glucose with yeast - a natural process. With only 6% of the calories of sugar, it still contains 70% of the sweetness.
Using Erythritol has effectively cut the calories and grams of sugars per serving in half for all our tea blends. Because 90% of Erythritol is absorbed into the bloodstream before it reaches the large intestine, it doesn’t tend to cause digestive issues like other sugar alcohols. Erythritol is also considered the best acceptable sugar alcohol for those following the Paleo and Keto diets because it is an antioxidant that is sugar-free, has a low-glycemic index, and carb-free at the serving size we use.