What is Organic Tea?
Organic varieties are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The soil is enriched with natural compost and a layer of mulch retains the moisture while providing extra nutrients as it breaks down.
This growing method is more labor-intensive but produces superior quality tea. Tea competitions in Srilanka,India,China, Japan, and Taiwan have consistently chosen organic teas as the best teas of their class. In addition to the improved flavor, the organic varieties are also higher in health promoting polyphenols and catechins.
This means that the farmer has less expense in replacing tea plants.
If it is not superb, it is probably not organic. You are paying a premium for this tea, so accept nothing short of the best.