FAQ

 

 

Where can I find Honest herbal tea drinks?

 

You can find our drinks at Co-op, select WH Smith locations, B/P Marks and Spencer connect stores, Whole Foods; and, delis and cafes across greater London.  Beginning 2017, Honest will be more widely distributed across the UK.

 

What are Honest herbal tea drinks? 

 

Honest is a new range of three refreshing brewed herbal teas that are launching in the UK, August 2016.  We take brewed herbal tea and blend it with organic cane sugar and organic fruit juices from concentrate for a “Just a Tad Sweet” taste.

 

Why does Honest use organic ingredients?

 

Organic means working with nature.  This means that whenever you enjoy a bottle of Honest you know that its ingredients of agricultural origin were grown and managed without artificial fertilisers and fewer pesticides.

 

Who certifies your organic ingredients?

 

All three Honest varieties are certified by the Soil Association. Learn more here.

 

Do your products contain GMOs?

 

No, our beverages do not contain GMOs.  As part of our organic certification, genetically modified organisms are not allowed in our ingredients.

 

Do your beverages have gluten or use foods which are common allergens?

 

None of our beverages contain gluten. All of our beverages are also free of soya, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, fish, crustacea, molluscs, eggs, and mustard, celery, lupin and sulphur dioxide If you have questions about a specific ingredient, please call us at +44 800 227711 or email us.

 

I can’t find my favorite variety on store shelves, what should I do?

 

Definitely ask your local store manager to stock that drink if they aren’t already. If that doesn’t work, contact us and we can try to help locate your favorite refreshment.    You can also reach out via Instagram -  we’re here to help!

 

Is Honest Tea owned by Coca-Cola?

 

In 2008, Coca-Cola made an investment in Honest Tea to help with distribution, and in 2011 exercised its option to buy Honest Tea.  Before the investment, our beverages were found in about 15,000 retail outlets in the US; now we are in more than 100,000 retail outlets in the US, and expanding into the UK.  Being available in more locations means we’ve been able to increase the amount of organic ingredients we purchase each year to more than 6 million pounds (for our U.S. varieties). That’s a lot of people drinking organic beverages!

 

Where is your herbal tea from?

 

Honest uses herbal teas from various parts of the world – organic hibiscus (from Egypt), organic lemon myrtle (Australia) and organic lemon balm (Portugal). Except for Lemon Flavoured Herbal Tea with Honey which contains some green tea (from China), our drinks do not use tea from the camellia sinensis plant (eg. white, green or black teas) – so this isn’t the same tea as that you might have in your daily ‘cuppa’. 

 

Where do your ingredients come from?

 

At Honest, we strive to live up to our commitment to be transparent – from the way we communicate to the way we source. This is the list of where some of our ingredients come from, or you can click here for our sourcing map:  China (green tea); Egypt (Hibiscus); Portugal (Lemon Balm); Australia (Lemon Myrtle); Ghana (orange peel); Spain (white and red grape juice); Mexico (orange and lemon juice); Colombia (Mango puree); Turkey (Pomegranate juice) and Canada (Blueberry juice).

 

Have other questions? Email us.