Organic Teas & Coffees
Chemical Free Assurance
All Organic Coffee and Tea is grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
Organic Coffee. Farmers use compost fertilizer made from the mulch of coffee cherries, cattle manure, and residues from inter-planted crops (banana, sugarcane, and cocoa among others) to produce a deep, rich level to topsoil for their trees. The topsoil gives the coffee plant essential nutrients which provide you with a richer, fuller, and bigger taste. As an alternate to pesticides, organic farmers use traps, introduce rival species (birds are great!), and literally pour over their trees by hand to remove any unwanted pests.
Organic Tea. Likewise, organic tea farmers face the challenge of developing approved alternatives to chemicals. These include natural soil conditioners like manure, botanical insect repellents, alternate host species, and manual weeding. anical insect repellents, alternate host species, and manual weeding. When plants are artificially protected by synthetic chemicals, they gradually lose their natural ability to discourage insects. This is less of a problem with most species of culinary herb, which can be dried and blended to create healthy or medicinal beverages. When grown in appropriate locations, herbs are naturally resilient. many of them grow in marginal soils and produce volatile compounds which discourage insect pests. This enables them to be grown organically, without chemicals.
Should You Buy Organic? For ensuring the health and well being of those who consume tea or coffee, there is little doubt that organically certified products contain less chemical residue than conventionally grown alternatives. The choice, of course, is up to you and will depend on your particular concerns and needs for a chemical free product. Keep in mind that organic products will typically cost more than non-organic. One would need to weigh the pros vs. the cons and evaluate one's individual risk for chemical exposure.