Is green tea a smart drink choice for your children?

Health-conscious parents are curbing their children’s consumption of sugary sodas and juices, as well as those highly caffeinated sports drinks that seem to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. What’s left to quench a child’s thirst? While plain water and milk are of course good alternatives, many parents are also adding tea-based beverages to their grocery carts. Is green tea a smart drink choice for your children? Possibly. Just be careful. You should know where the tea extract used in the beverage was sourced and how it was processed. Drinks made with Sunphenon remove all of that guesswork.

We all seem to be drinking more tea lately. In fact, tea sales are predicted to reach $25 billion this year. Helping to fuel that explosion are caffeine-free kids’ tea beverages that are lower in calories, sugar and caffeine. According to a report by BevNet.com, there are even more high-quality, healthy children’s tea-based beverages in development. Convenient, ready-to-drink tea varieties – including liquid concentrates – are expected to get a lot of interest from supermarket shoppers.

Colorful, kid-friendly packaging aside, having trusted ingredients should still be a parent’s benchmark. A number of companies providing tea extracts have come under regulatory scrutiny due to the quality and/or safety of their tea extracts. Most of this concern has been traced back to questionable extraction methods and a general lack of adherence to solvent and pesticide regulations.

With beverages made using Sunphenon, parents have peace of mind knowing:
● The tea is pesticide-compliant by U.S. standards. That means it has passed some of the world’s strictest and most rigorous tests. Other countries have far more lenient regulations, including Japan, which permits 247 compounds. The European Union permits more than 450 compounds.
● The tea meets standards above-and-beyond those strict regulations. Parents are learning that even an organic product may still not meet their expectations. Organic means that a agricultural product has not been produced using pesticides. It does not necessarily mean that it does not contain pesticides (added indirectly from soil and the air from pollutants in the environment). Taiyo carefully produces and analyzes all tea leaves to be absolutely sure that Sunphenon meets its own quality standards and its customers’ expectations.
● The tea was processed without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Sunphenon is first extracted via a water-infusion process and decaffeinated using FDA-, Canada- and EU-approved food processes. Absolutely no chloroform or other illegal solvents are used in the processing of any Sunphenon extracts.

Sunphenon is used in many products for grown-ups too. So parents, teach your children how to find it on the label. It’s an easy and healthy tip that will serve them well into adulthood.

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