One of the more positive trends that have been made increasingly popular in the past few years is wellness. More and more people are on the lookout for ways to feel better, stronger, and healthier, and drinking tea - is one of the best of them. However, not all teas are as safe as others.
Researches demonstrate again and again the dangers of synthetic pesticides used in the tea fields, and a large number of popular teas on the market have tested over the allowable limits for pesticides.
If you're devoted to tea drinking or just starting to join the club, it is important to know why you should go organic - for your body and for the environment.
It’s Better For You
The process tea leaves go through from the harvest into your cup does help to remove some fertilizers and pesticides. However, many of these chemicals are much more stubborn. These pesticide-contaminated teas can do more harm than good and are known to cause major health risks.
By using traditional growing methods, as well as science, organic tea growing provides clean and healthy leaves.
It’s Better for the Environment
With the majority of tea production coming from Asia, the conventional tea industry is one of the biggest, and most devastating, industries in the continent. The chemicals applied to tea leaves damage to soil, the rivers, and even the faraway oceans. While killing harmful bugs, these pesticides also harm their natural predators as well as the beneficial organisms and disrupt the entire food web in the area.
Fertilizers create a vicious cycle of disruption and damage that hurts tea consumers, tea farmers, and the surrounding ecosystem.
It Even Tastes Better!
Non-organic teas are often dried without rinsing, which means many of the synthetic chemicals stay on the leaves end up in our cups. This can affect the quality and the flavor of the tea. In addition, the processes that are used by organic tea growers are more natural and reflect in a pure and stronger flavor.
At Miss Tea, all of our loose leaf teas and herbal infusions are certified organic and approved by the USDA National Organic Program. This means all of the ingredients we use in our blends are inspected by a third party, that ensures that they are completely organic and clean of any chemical pesticides.