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Universal Village History

Universal Village History

How We Came to Tea Nicole Lamond made the decision to start a fair trade business in 1998 after returning from a trip to India and East Africa. Along with the typical, memorable backpacking experiences – stolen bags, bed bugs, vomiting all night from food poisoning – there was one memory that stood out.   In Kenya, Nicole had the opportunity to visit some families that worked on a tea plantation. They were aid recipients as a part of a World Vision project which helped give them access to education, clean water and other resources; yet both of the parents...

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How do you get the vitamins in the teabag?

How do you get the vitamins in the teabag?

Eloments Organic Vitamin tea blends some of the best fair trade ingredients in the world - from Egyptian peppermint, to bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, and boutique Ceylon tea grown on family farms - with all natural vitamins.   The Nutrients The nutrients in Eloments are extracted using a water extraction process, so no solvents, carriers, or excipients are used. Absolutely nothing synthetic is added at any stage, giving us USDA Organic certified vitamins directly from fruits, herbs and botanicals. Along with the primary nutrient, other co-factors and co-nutrients are extracted from the fruits and vegetables as well, so the nutrient’s environment...

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How does hot water affect the nutrients?

How does hot water affect the nutrients?

For some water soluble vitamins such as the B group vitamins, our lab tests showed that when they are placed in hot water, the nutrient content of the vitamin is extracted. In fact, as you can see in the results below, the hotter the water and the longer it is steeped for, the more the nutrients are extracted. The table below shows the higher amount of nutrient present in a steeped cup of tea at 95○C compared to a cup of tea that is steeped at 80◦C.             You can see that for Vitamin E which...

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