Organic Green Tea v/s Conventional Green Tea
When a Green tea passes certain standards for consumer safety and environmental friendliness, then it is called Organic Green tea. Like the one, you can see in Assamica Agro. You can see the certification of different organisations on our website. Our tea is free of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, fungicides and no pesticides is used too.
On the other hand, regular or conventional tea is more likely to be grown in an unsafe environment. In this case, harmful chemicals, unsanitary tea fields, hazardous working conditions are used. Conventional tea making may produce more teas but with a cost of human health and the environment.
As an example, if you plant natural plants that can repel certain harmful insects, then you don't have to use chemical pesticides. And for many years this is our mantra. 100% organic tea producers focus on the harmony between their farms and nature. They don't overdo anything by using certain chemicals.
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On the contrary, conventional green tea uses synthetic pesticides, herbicides and many fertilisers harmful to both humans and nature. Such side effects include congenital disabilities, respiratory disorders, skin and eye irritations, and various types of cancers, damage to the nervous system, disruption of hormones and endocrine systems, Parkinson's Disease and more.
Some people believe the term 'Organic' is now become so common that it is fake. But there is always a solution to that. You can easily find certified organic tea. And this certification process does not involve any fakeness. The products are tested in labs for specific chemicals. If and only if they pass the test, then it is called certified organic tea.
A Better Tasting Tea
All our loose leaf teas and herbal teas are certified organic in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program. This means our blending facility is inspected by a third party, ensuring that all our ingredients are certified organic.
Teas that are not certified organic are often air dried without rinsing, meaning that synthetic chemicals are dried on the leaf, and may end up in your cup. This can affect the quality of the tea and pose potential health risks.
In addition, synthetic chemicals are designed to stimulate production. While these methods may increase the yield of a crop, there is a cost of quality. An organic tea grower uses more natural processes to create a sustainable yield. These practices are reflected in the flavor of the tea, and a better nutritional content.
Better For The Environment
Organic tea farming practices don’t rely on synthetic pesticides and fertilizers to maintain a high yield. Organic tea farming relies heavily on the natural breakdown of organic matter, using techniques like green manure and composting, to replace nutrients taken from the soil by previous crops. This biological process, driven by microorganisms such as mycorrhiza, allows the natural production of nutrients in the soil throughout the growing season, and has been referred to as feeding the soil to feed the plant.
Synthetic fertilizers play a major role in contaminating the environment. A relatively small amount of the nitrogen contained in fertilizers applied to the soil is actually absorbed by plants. The rest runs off into waterways, where it creates massive “algal blooms.” The overgrown nitrate-fed algae starve water of oxygen, suffocating fish and other aquatic life. Runoff nitrogen also leaches into groundwater, contaminating drinking water and creating widespread health hazards.
Pesticide use raises a number of environmental concerns. Over 98% of sprayed insecticides and 95% of herbicides reach a destination other than their target species, including non-target species, air, water and soil. Pesticide drift occurs when pesticides suspended in the air as particles are carried by wind to other areas, potentially contaminating them. Pesticides are one of the causes of water pollution, and some pesticides are persistent organic pollutants and contribute to soil contamination.
In addition, pesticide use reduces biodiversity, reduces nitrogen fixation, contributes to pollinator decline, destroys habitat (especially for birds), and threatens endangered species
Frequently Asked Questions About Green Tea
Yes, drinking anywhere between three to five cups of green tea per day can help you reap a wide array of health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Daily consumption of green tea is also linked to weight loss.
Individuals with acid reflux issues are usually advised against the consumption of green tea, as it can stimulate gastric acid. Prgenant woman are also advised to limit their intake of green tea, due to its caffeine intake.