Herbal Tea Series
Health King Herbal Tea Series
Health King Enterprise and Balanceuticals Group, Inc., offer these herb teas to help you deal with various health concerns you may have. However we take great pleasure to help you create a healthy and natural life style.
The uniqueness of Health King teas:
- High quality authentic traditional Chinese formulas, mostly made of wild herbs, safe and effective;
- Taste great for both hot and iced-tea
- Customer friendly and FDA-compliant descriptions and product names attractive to customers;
- Already well-known and proven welcome in health food stores and clinics in the country
- Three-side display design saving space and easily adapting to retailer shelves.
- Health King Medicinal Teas are parve in quality, containing no animal part and manufactured in parve environment.
A Letter from a Jewish friend on parve qualifications of HK Medicinal teas:
Dear Health King,
Parve is a Hebrew term (pareve is the Yiddish term) that describes food without any animal or dairy ingredients. Fish, eggs, fruits and vegetables are all parve. The word "Parve" (also spelled as "Pareve" or "Parevine") is very functional. It means a guarantee that the food product does not contain any meat or dairy products, and it has not come in contact with either. So it is also very useful for all the vegetarians, and vegans.
It is also important to know and to understand that this term "Parve" has some limitations.
The word 'Kosher' actually means 'fit' or 'spiritually fit', as described in the books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus. As a result of kosher supervision, kosher products are scrupulously clean, and the word Kosher has become synonymous with premium quality. Kosher requirements are far more stringent than U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements. There are three segments to the Kosher inspection: (1) ingredients, (2) processing, and (3) equipment.
The Organized Kashruth Laboratories maintains a computer data base of 40,000 primary ingredients that come from certified kosher sources. Before visiting a manufacturing plant that has applied for kosher certification, the rabbi checks their ingredients and other factors in the manufacturing process to determine if there is something blocking the products from being certified kosher.
No one thinks of stainless steel equipments as absorbing an odor and therefore being to absorb a non-kosher material, but such is not the case. A stainless steel pickle vat will have a vinegar odor until it is cleaned by boiling water or steam. Vinegar is not necessarily treife (non-kosher), but it proves the point.
Strange situations may arise in the rabbi's inspection while tracing the finished product to its primary ingredients. A tanker ship carrying cooking oil had been properly cleaned with boiling water but its cargo had to be transferred to a shallow water barge tanker, as the ship could not unload in a shallow water port. The barge had previously carried disinfectant. No kosher law had been violated, but after the rabbi discovered the contamination the manufacturer wisely chose not to accept the cooking oil.
A common food product may contain all kinds of kosher as well as non-kosher ingredients. For example, seaweed is a plant product and therefore considered not subject to kosher requirements, but that is not always correct. The seaweed may contain tiny bits of seahorses, which do not have fins or scales, and are therefore treife. A vegetarian does not wish to ingest parts of a seahorse! Therefore, look for the Kosher Parve symbol! Extracts and flavors do not have to be listed on the label as ingredients, but they may be treife. An example is that of a red coloring that may come from an insect and be described as natural but it is still remains treife. Plant products contaminated with insect parts, eggs or other insect stages will also be considered treife.
As your plant is kept scruptiously clean and no food is allowed in the processing area coupled with the fact your teas only contain plant materials free from insects - your teas are not subject to Kosher certification and are in fact all Parve. I will include this letter on my new TCM website.
All the best, Steve Tvedten
Steve Tvedten is a pet control expert and himself is AmericanJew who visited our manufacturing facility recently.