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For more than 40 years, YOGI TEA® has stood for delicious herb and spice teas that are based on unique Ayurvedic tea recipes with roots in the 3,000-year-old Indian philosophy.
Yogi Bhajan, a master of Kundalini Yoga, came from India to the West at the end of the 1960s. In his yoga classes, he shared his spiritual knowledge with his students and served them an aromatic spice tea, which they affectionately named “Yogi Tea”. The enjoyment of the tea with its pleasant smell and taste led the students to inner calmness and serenity, opening them to the world of Ayurveda as a philosophy. Yogi Bhajan inspired them to seek their spiritual equilibrium in the daily practice of this Indian world view. It also includes “mindfulness” towards fellow human beings, nature and oneself. Yogi Bhajan invited his students to pause, reflect on themselves and find inspiration for their souls.
The unique Ayurvedic tea blend based on an original recipe by Yogi Bhajan with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and black pepper is now known as YOGI TEA® CLASSIC. It was first offered in Europe in the 1970s and officially sold under the brand name of YOGI TEA® starting in 1989. People from around the world now appreciate the special flavours of more than 80 selected certified organic herbs and spices that give the 50 varieties of YOGI TEA® their incomparable aroma.
Organically grown herbs and spices are essential for the purity and unique flavours of Ayurvedic tea recipes from YOGI TEA®. For that reason, YOGI TEA® uses carefully selected ingredients from verified organic farming.
As a pioneer of Ayurvedic herbal and spice teas, YOGI TEA® has been committed to organic farming methods since the 80s. At a time when there were no organic certificates and sustainably sourced products were a rarity, we travelled to the most remote corners of the world to find the best organic ingredients for our unique blend of teas.
Organic farming helps preserve the Earth’s beauty, fruitfulness and vitality by doing without synthetic pesticides, mineral fertilisers or genetic engineering. This natural and sustainable approach to farming protects the soil, water and air, preserving the earth’s unique diversity of species. Closed-loop recycling with nutrient cycles that are as self-contained as possible conserves raw materials and reduces energy consumption.
All YOGI TEA® products feature the EU organic logo and represent high-quality herbal and spice teas produced, using strictly verified organic farming, treatment and storage methods. The suppliers of our organic ingredients are also certified organic companies and are accredited by the official inspection bodies such as IMO. As well as the EU organic logo, YOGI TEA® herbal and spice teas feature various national organic logos.
Organic products naturally vary in taste. In order to guarantee the consistently high-quality and unique taste of the herbs and spices used by YOGI TEA®, our carefully selected Ayurvedic tea blends are regularly inspected for their taste, smell and purity, and meet HACCP food hygiene regulations.
At the YOGI TEA® production locations and offices, we only use electricity from renewable sources to minimise our carbon footprint. We aim to further reduce our footprint by transporting YOGI TEA® products between our factory and our warehouse by train. Our offices in Hamburg are housed in a listed office building that was renovated in 2012 to become energy-efficient and has been awarded Green Building certification by the European Commission.
YOGI TEA® also promotes the vitality of its staff with various offers. The private involvement of employees in local charitable projects has traditionally been supported through the provision of free work space and donations to the initiatives in question. YOGI TEA® has been supporting its employees’ use of public transport for many years.
Ever since YOGI TEA® was founded in the 1970s, it’s been about more than creating Ayurvedic herbal and spiced teas. With every ingredient we source, and every cup of tea we make, we strive to support quality, sustainability and social responsibility on a local, national and global level.
YOGI TEA®s promote harmony between mind and soul, giving people a sense of well-being. This is made possible with the high-quality, verified organic ingredients produced by farmers around the world. For that reason we support various sustainable projects via our partners in the growing locations. We personally make sure this is the case by visiting the sometimes remote growing areas and by providing advice and support to the local people.
Another focus for YOGI TEA® is providing support and funding for people in need across the globe. YOGI TEA® supports several projects that support children in need, including the Kumari project in Nepal and the Nevandra project in India.