Teas Etc. has maintained Organic Certification status since 2007. The teas offered as certified organic meet all of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards. Teas Etc. acknowledges only 100% organic and 95% organic status. Teas and ingredients that may be organic but do not meet 95% or higher status are not listed as organic. This is a company standard and not the NOP rule.