Celebrate Organic Month with The Original Organic Tea Company

  • September 7, 2017
  • valerie

Celebrate Organic Month, tea leaf and USDA organic logo

As consumers, when we shop for certified organic foods and herbs, we look to the USDA Organic label to indicate that care was taken from the start with organic soils, organic seeds, and without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. At Choice Organic Teas, our tea growers and gardens rely on cultivation methods that create an environment for tea plants to harmonize with their terrain, watered only by the seasonal rains, and rotated as needed to allow the soil to enrich naturally.

Why choose organic tea? It’s better for the planet and one of the world’s most sustainable crops, with some plants producing for centuries and utilizing only bio-available nutrients and water. And, unlike fruits and vegetables, you cannot wash tea before it is enjoyed. The first and only wash takes place in your cup during steeping, making tea one of the most important products to purchase with the USDA Organic label.

For Organic Month, we’re honoring the tea plant. One of the most important things to know about tea is that all true tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. This single evergreen plant has the astonishing power to become the distinctive tea types we know and enjoy: White, Black, Green, and Oolong (and countless others). The unique characteristics and flavors of each type of tea are a result of the various ways the leaf can be processed. The part of the world where the tea is grown can even have an effect on the flavor, from the regional weather like rainfall, heat, drought, and cold, down to the nutrients in the soil.

Throughout September, we’ll be highlighting some of the more unique offerings in our catalog and exploring the process they go through to develop their own individual flavors and specific character.

Be sure to explore our new How It’s Made page and click through the interactive tool to explore the many steps in tea processing that makes each type special.

Take advantage of 15% off orders over $39 for Organic Month with code ORGANIC17 at our online store through September 17th!

 

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