Our Product Integrity

Our belief and philosophy revolves around pure and organic teas. To assure our customers that our complete supply chain process as well as product line is free of non-permitted ingredients, pesticides, dairy, GMOs etc., we share a snapshot of the process behind our guarantee for a pure organic cup of tea, the certification process, integrity in our operation and commitment to the general well being. You see, unlike a tomato or an apple, tea cannot be washed after harvesting. Water initiates the oxidation process, which turns green tea into black or oolong tea, and also develops caffeine and other enzymes. The bottom line is that whatever has been sprayed on the tea leaves, herbs, spices or worked into the soil, brews directly into the cup of tea you drink. Hence, we operate with utmost integrity in our sourcing, blending and manufacturing processes to provide a pure organic cup of tea.

Davidson’s Organics is certified organic by Oregon Tilth (OTCO) and certified Kosher by Kosher Supervision of America (KSA). Here is how we guarantee the purest uncompromised ingredients possible:

  • We work with farmers and producers in India, Sri Lanka, China, Latin America and Eastern Europe, with strong commitments to organic farming, to the National Organic Program (NOP) Certification and to the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut (Kosher).
  • All teas, spices, herbs and natural flavors are pre-authorized by our Organic and Kosher certifier, based on supplier certification and labeling. Every Davidson's package bears the USDA Organic seal which affirms that no toxic synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides or fumigants are used in growing crops, and no artificial colors or synthetic ingredients are used in flavors. The USDA Organic icon also guarantees that no planting of genetically engineered crops or use of cloned animals or GE ingredients in food manufacturing is used. Organic farming, under the National Organic Program, forbids controversial GMO (genetically modified organisms) practices in growing and processing teas, herbs, spices or flavors. When it comes to tea, GE ingredients can sometimes be found in the flavors used for non-organic tea. Davidson’s has a firm policy against the use of GE ingredients, and you’ll never find them in our teas.
  • When ingredients come into our warehouse, they begin a strict quality control and handling procedure involving a series of tests and lot coding, aimed at absolute traceability. To protect the integrity of our ingredients, we screen for foreign materials, pests, proper sizing per approved specifications and heavy metal, which must pass stringent EPA and FDA levels. We also use a NOP approved sterilization treatment method as opposed to irradiation and ethylene oxide treatments, which compromise the quality and purity of the ingredients. These quality control measures and records begin in our receiving department and end in our shipping department, with strict controls all along the way.
  • As part of thorough inspections conducted frequently, each product must adhere to every certification rule, documentation audit and lot coding traceability. This process allows us to offer you with certainty that our products comply with all of the organic program and Kosher guidelines.
This process which came from the heart has resulted in one of the world's largest selections of USDA Certified Organic Teas - in over 200 delicious varieties, each one blended with care in our facility. And we're delighted to offer you the best of organic teas!