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domingo, 28 de junho de 2009

What Is Organic Tea??????

Organic produce is everywhere. We can buy organic vegetables, fruits, and even “organically raised” meat.

Organic beverages such as tea and coffee are also available and they are very popular. But how can you be sure the organic tea you buy is really organic?

Organic produce, tea included, is usually more expensive than non-organic brands. What’s to stop an unscrupulous tea vendor from falsely labeling his tea “organic” simply to get a better price?

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.

These are the antioxidants that provide many of the health benefits that tea is famous for. Scientific studies have shown that these compounds are found in higher concentrations in good quality tea.

Organic tea is also better for the tea farmer. Tea plants can live more than 100 years, and organic farming methods allow the tea plants to remain healthy for the duration of their lifespan.
This means that the farmer has less expense in replacing tea plants.

When You Buy Organic Tea… Is it Really Organic?????

When you pick up a package of tea that is labeled “organic” how can you be sure it’s the real Organic? For one thing, there are several governmental and non-government agencies that certify products as being organic.
Organizations like the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),SKAL-INT Japanese Agricultural Standards(JAS)have certification programs that examine the growing practices of a particular tea plantation and issue certificates to those that meet their requirements.

Packaged organic brew is required to meet the standards of the certifying agency, so look for tea that has the label of a recognized agency.

Above all, however, you should rely on your taste buds to tell you whether a tea is really organic.
It should titillate the taste buds with complex flavors and subtle delights.
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
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1 comentário:

jenelia disse...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderfully useful article and you are perfectly right to say that you can find every organic product.

One of my friends is involved in organic farm, but in a small scale. He received demand exceedingly of his produce.