Committed to its values the European tea and herbal infusions industry shares its expertise with society by publishing industry standards, guidelines and scientific studies. This policy is designed to help the industry, policy-makers and civil society to work together towards highest quality and food safety.


Compendium of Guidelines for Tea
(Camellia sinensis)| status: 21st June, 2018

HACCP Guidance Notes
for European Tea Packers, Tea Producers and Processors in the Country of Origin

Recommended Microbiological Guideline for Tea
(Camellia sinensis) | status: 13th June, 2018

Herbal and fruit infusions

Compendium of Guidelines for Herbal and Fruit Infusions
status: 22nd June, 2018

Guidelines for Good Agricultural and Hygiene Practices
for Raw Materials used for Herbal and Fruit Infusions (GAHP)

THIE Inventory List
of Herbals Considered as Food | status: 27th June, 2019

THIE Allocation List
status: 25th June, 2020

THIE's Recommended Microbiological Specifications
status: June 2018

Influence of Brewing Temperature and Brewing Period
on the Microbial Kinetics in Herbal Infusions | status: September/October 2005

Microbiological Status of Untreated Herbal Materials
status: July 1999

Tea & Herbal and fruit infusions