Traditional Medicinals' company mission: "Traditional Medicinals is a socially responsible and environmentally conscious company, providing the highest quality botanical products with a balance of responsible business practices as its guide. The company strives to create a positive, healthy and supportive working environment. Employees are encouraged to participate in community services and the company actively donates time, products and profits to charitable, environmental, and educational non-profit organizations."
Traditional Medicinals does not use ingredients that were produced using biotechnology in their products or at any stage of production, processing or handling. They believe that the potential long-term risks to the environment and to human health far outweigh any perceived benefits that could come as a result of manipulating nature in this way. They also see the spread of genetically engineered crops as a serious threat to certified organic and/or biodynamic agriculture due to the inability to control cross-pollination.
See the Traditional Medicinals web site for instructions on herbal tea preparation and uses.