Non-GMO Food List: Outstanding Teas

Teas Without GMOs in Ingredients or Bags

A white teacup filled with tea sits atop a white saucer. Next to the teacup are a silver spoon and white teapot.

Are you evaluating grocery products to drop ship? When searching for food products to add to your store’s list, tea is a good option. However, consumers are increasingly conscious of the dangers of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. These shoppers want non-GMO foods, so choose your teas carefully. Many conventional tea bags are made with corn. Unfortunately, corn is one of the highest-risk GMO products, or foods most likely to be genetically modified. To appeal to your consumer, you will want to sell confirmed non-GMO teas. This article will provide a sampling of non-GMO teas from a variety of brands.  These teas were also carefully selected for diverse tastes: black, green, breakfast, rooibos, herbal and fruity teas are all included. Most importantly, all of these teas are Non-GMO Project Verified. You can be confident that their producers used best practices to restrict GMO contamination. Add these teas to your Non-GMO food list today.

Breakfast Black Tea: TAZO Awake English Breakfast

Tazo Awake English Breakfast black tea.

  • Despite having “breakfast” in its name, this flavorful, caffeinated black tea blend is perfect for a pick-me-up anytime.
  • Malty, bold and bright, the TAZO-exclusive blend “will send you down the day’s path wondering where it will take you and if it’s possible to bring along a friend.”
  • TAZO Awake English Breakfast contains a little less than half of the caffeine of a cup of coffee. Thus, it’s perfect for some energy when you don’t want the full buzz of coffee.
  • Pair it with your favorite food or drink it alone as you ready yourself to take on any adventure.
  • Certified as Non-GMO and Kosher, this new take on a breakfast standard has your back.

Earl Grey Tea: Bigelow Earl Grey Black Tea (Caffeinated and Decaffeinated)

Bigelow Earl Grey Caffeinated TeaBigelow Earl Grey Decaffeinated Tea.

  • A perennial favorite, Bigelow Earl Grey is made with natural bergamot oil from Calabria, Italy. Bigelow repeatedly sources the oil from the same garden and carefully selects it for its flavor and signature aroma. The base black tea is hand-picked, then “delicately blended” with the oil.
  • Bigelow Earl Grey comes in a caffeinated variety, for your morning wake-up call. There is also a decaf version, ideal for before bed.  Select the right Bigelow Earl Grey Black Tea for your needs throughout the day.
  • Bigelow has secured Non-GMO Project Verification for both types of this traditional black tea.
  • Both varieties are also verified Kosher and gluten-free food choices.

Green Tea: Choice Organic Teas Organic Premium Japanese Green Tea

Choice Organic Teas Organic Premium Japanese Green Tea

  • For those who prefer green tea, look no further than Choice Organic Teas’ Premium Japanese Green. This green tea is Certified USDA Organic, so it has over 95% organic ingredients.
  • Also, it was one of the first teas to be Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • Thanks to early tender tea leaves, the tea “embodies the fresh flavors of the spring harvest,” including “sweet grassy notes.
  • The tea possesses “legendary character and a rich, green color,”  as well as a “savory sea vegetable aroma.”
  • This “clean, rewarding cup” comes with a clean energy commitment—Choice purchases wind power to offset their electricity use.
  • The Certified Gluten-Free tea will connect you with the celebrated history of Japan. This legendary tea truly “transcends time.”
Rooibos Tea: Numi Organic Tea Indulgent Tea Chocolate Rooibos

Numi Teas have set Non-GMO standards.

  • Frustrated that most other companies made tea bags with a bio-plastic consisting of GMO corn, Numi took action.
  • The company knew that a tea bag with GMOs was a problem for a tea with non-GMO certified ingredients. (When a GMO tea bag soaks in hot water, the GMO parts of the bag leak out and mix with the tea. If the tea is non-GMO, the GMO ingredients from the bag contaminate the tea.)
  • Numi developed a non-GMO tea bag and voluntarily asked that the bag be verified by the Non-GMO Project in 2014. At that point, only the ingredients of tea, not the bag, had to undergo testing before the Non-GMO Project could verify the tea.
  • Numi’s move prompted the Non-GMO Project to update its tea standards. Now, third parties must test both tea ingredients and tea bag before they verify a tea. (Thus, all of the teas included on this non-GMO food list are non-GMO from bag to ingredients.)

Numi Indulgent Tea Chocolate Rooibos.

A Unique Rooibos
  • All of Numi’s organic teas are Non-GMO Project Verified. However, this Chocolate Rooibos tea is one of their most distinctive offerings.
  • If you love hot chocolate or cocoa-and-coffee beverages, this tea is for you. Just prepare yourself—this tea brings a distinct twist to the chocolate beverage.
  • Its foundations  include “smooth South African rooibos” blended with 45% “rich cacao.”
  • “Creamy real vanilla beans,” and “sweet honeybush” feature as flavor complements.
  • Numi’s Indulgent Tea Chocolate Rooibos is perfect for cold nights, or any time that you are craving chocolate.
  •   Numi’s own package says it best: “This sensual treat is a delightful, soothing beverage you can melt into.”
  • The tea is also USDA Certified Organic with Fair Trade Certified ingredients. Be satisfied that this decadent teasan is sourced in ways that are better for the environment, your health, and the world. Indulge and do good.


Hibiscus/Herbal Tea: Triple Leaf Hibiscus with White Mulberry Leaf

Triple Leaf Teas Hibiscus with White Mulberry Leaf Tea

  • The Chinese have given the hibiscus various names, including “Da Hong Hua” (Big Red Flower). They have held this flower as an important herb throughout their history. It makes sense that Triple Leaf Teas, a company that blends authentic traditional Chinese herbal teas, offers hibiscus tea.
  • Tapping into tradition further, Triple Leaf Teas pairs hibiscus with white mulberry leaf, also used in many traditional Chinese herbal teas.
  • Triple Leaf Hibiscus with White Mulberry Leaf has a deep reddish-purple hue. It is a distinctive, visually appealing tea choice to serve hot or iced.
  • You may want to sweeten this tea with honey, sugar or another sweetening food. However, you may also find that the tart hibiscus taste is too satisfying to sweeten.
  • This naturally caffeine-free blend has both history and uniqueness on its side and is Non-GMO Project Verified.
  • Give Triple Leaf Hibiscus with White Mulberry Leaf a try and expand your taste buds, product list, or both.
Fruit/Herbal Tea: Stash Mango Passionfruit

Stash Mango Passionfruit Tea

  • If you are an herbal tea fan but have something a bit more fruity in mind, Stash has you covered with this Mango Passionfruit tisane tea.
  • Premium ingredients from around the globe form this unique fruit and herbal blend.
  • A rich red-orange color, a light, tropical aroma, and the tastes of sweet mango and vibrant passion fruit are key.
  • The main fruits couple with the fruity and floral flavors of orange peel, lemongrass, rose hips, and hibiscus. Licorice powder ties this balanced tea together.
  • Stash has kept this tea free of artificial colors and flavors.
  • Try Stash Mango Passionfruit hot or iced, and transport yourself to summery, tropical locales any time of the year.


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Author: Jessica.Huhn
Jessica Huhn is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University and a content writer for When she is not engaging in her passion for writing, there is a good chance that Jessica is singing, whether by herself or with one of her choirs. She might also be admiring cows, animals that she has seen a unique beauty in since the age of two.