The rhizome of the ginger plant, commonly referred to as ginger root (Zingiber officinale), is a staple in Asian cooking and has earned an equally impressive reputation for its traditional use to alleviate nausea associated with motion. Descriptions of ginger's beneficial properties appear in ancient medical texts, and herbalists have used ginger for more than 2,000 years. Alvita Ginger Root Tea is made with premium-quality, organic ginger root, and has an invigorating, mildly spicy taste. The Alvita Story. In 1922, a new era for tea consumption began in America. The herb alfalfa, long known for its beneficial nutrients, was packaged in tea bags and sold to an emerging health food market. This product became known as Alvita and set the standard for future herbal teas. Today, Alvita represents more than forty single-ingredient teas, each one uniquely distinct, just like the individuals who drink them. Alvita chooses only the highest quality organic, wild-crafted or cultivated botanicals, perfectly prepared to provide you with the best Mother Nature has to offer. Historical and scientific literature is painstakingly studied to ensure that the correct traditional plant and most appropriate servings are used, delivering premium flavor and quality. Herbs are gifts from the earth. Alvita takes it stewardship seriously by offering carefully harvested tea in earth-friendly packaging. Our beautifully illustrated boxes are made using recycled paperboard and our English pillow style tea bags are oxygen bleached not chlorine treated. You won't find a better product whit a cleaner package. anywhere. Alvita. brewed with confidence, steeped in tradition.