There’s no end to positive reasons for consuming food and drink that’s free of commercial pesticides and grown in a clean and ethical manner. Of course not all foods must be organic in order to promote optimal health, but certainly, consuming clean food is the key to lowering the risk for so many diseases that afflict our modern-day society.
In addition to improving our overall health, going organic is so much better for Mother Earth. Synthetic fertilizers, dangerous herbicides and poisonous pesticides make their way into our water supply, contaminate our livestock, and pollute our environment causing damage that will last well-beyond our children’s lifetime.
Organic Tea: The Safe Choice
Ethically, and for our own health concerns, it’s never been more important to opt for organic in the food and drink we serve ourselves and those we love. Tea is certainly no exception to that rule. In fact, consuming conventionally grown teas can be pretty risky. Factory tea farms are more about quantity over quali-tea. Not only do many of these growers incorporate the use of pesticides and herbicides, but some utilize modified fillers infusing your cuppa with GMO’s as well.
Making a pot or cup of your favorite tea means you expect a tasty beverage, and probably nothing less. Many of us don’t give a second thought to what else is imparted in the steeping process, beyond luscious flavor. Maybe some of us enjoy the health benefits that are gained by quaffing such a dynamic cuppa, but what drives our desire is most likely that satisfying “ahhhh” moment our favorite flavors slip past our lips to dance on our tastebuds.
When you scoop your loose leaves, or pluck your sachet, out of your tea jar, and pour hot water into your cup that’s when the magic happens. The flavors of faraway lands are released into your teacup with the promise of the goodness you expect.
However, when you drink conventionally grown and commercially prepared teas you may get a bit more than you bargained for. During their growth your tender tea leaves have absorbed some of the not-so-magical chemical-laden pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and they, along with your tea’s delightful flavor, are steeped into each sip.
Organic Tea Provides More Than A Great Cuppa
In addition to the dangers that lurk in your cup or pot of non-organic tea here are a few other facts you need to consider when selecting your preferred potation:
- Organic Tea Improves Lives: So we have already discussed how the poisons and chemicals found in commercially grown teas can inflict their damage via your teacup, but what about the danger they pose to those who grow your tea? The person whose job it is to mix these toxic compounds and those who have to spray the tea as it grows to maturity to keep the leaves looking perky and pest-free? The tea farms are often in poorer parts of the world and these laborers commonly work for subpar wages. Purchasing organic tea is absolutely the ethical way to go.
- Choosing Organic Tea Supports Small Farms: Of course there are large tea farms around the world, but Epiphany Tea, like many proponents of organic farming, supports the smaller farms. Family-run farms, and those farming communities that are a part of the organic culture of tea farming, benefit greatly when you purchase organic tea. You aren’t simply choosing a delicious, healthier, more ethical tea, you’re ensuring a legacy of quality tea, grown in small batches, with the end result being something to be proud of.
- Drinking Organic is Best for Tea Plants: The barrage of chemicals used in growing commercial tea is stressful to the plant and its immediate environment. Instead of a farmer who gently and lovingly encourages the plants to grow by using organic pesticides, fertilizers, and the like, the commercially grown tea “factories” get as much as they can by stressing the plants to produce. The best tea takes time, on the farm, and in the cup. No one wants to ingest the bad karma of stressed out tea leaves.
- Organics Create a Much Smaller Footprint: Tea is best grown at higher elevations. That means conventionally grown teas can cause irreparable harm to the water supply as the runoff finds its way into streams that feed small family produce farms as well as livestock, pollute forests and rivers, and eventually find their way to the ocean where they do tremendous damage. Over time, these non-organics, which contain heavy metals that don’t dissipate, will continue to wreak havoc on the ecosystem in and around the tea farms, throughout Asia, and eventually throughout the world. Be kind and drink only organic tea!
Kindness in Your Cuppa
As you can see there are so many reasons to opt for organic tea. At Epiphany Tea we pride ourselves on the care we take with our world, and our customers, as our teas journey to your cup. You will never find a tastier, kinder organic tea anywhere on the planet. That we guaran-tea.