A proposed class action against the makers of AriZona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey alleges that the drink does not actually contain “any detectible amounts of ginseng, if indeed it contains any ginseng at all.”
Filed by three California consumers, the lawsuit says the label on 23-ounce cans and gallon jugs of the drink represents that it contains “Green tea for its health benefits, Ginseng for energy and nature’s natural sweetener, honey.” According to the findings of food laboratories hired by the plaintiffs, however, the tea supposedly contains a “miniscule, scientifically undetectable amount of ginseng.”
The demand for ginseng, which is believed to boost physical and mental energy, is so high that the price of the plant has exceeded $1,000 per pound, the suit explains. The case alleges the defendants knew AriZona Green Tea did not have a sufficient amount of ginseng to provide its purported benefits yet represented otherwise in order to charge a higher price for the drink.
Camp Lejeune residents now have the opportunity to claim compensation for harm suffered from contaminated water.