WHY YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING CERTIFIED ORGANIC TEA

Posted by Admin on 2nd Sep 2019

Tea has many virtues. Among these, the intake of antioxidants generates benefits for the skin, immune system, mental health and digestion. Its ingredients ensure the prevention of certain diseases. In addition, among its health benefits, certified organic tea is good for the heart, immune system and helps reduce stress.

Why Certified Organic? Organic tea is an option that is particularly beneficial for the health, for a variety of reasons. One of the important advantages to consider is that when you consume it, you do not consume pesticides. Drinking certified organic tea over conventional tea means you’ll be reducing your intake of foods contaminated with pesticides and fertilisers. Pesticides have several negative consequences on the human body, including the nervous and endocrine systems. Free radicals have an oxidizing effect on cells, encouraging the progression of disease and ageing. Free radicals are what antioxidants (the ‘good guys’) try to neutralize, or ‘fight off’.

The organic certification of a tea plantation ensures that agricultural models are not affected by inputs and chemicals, which, in turn, protect the people working in the tea plantations and us.

WHY DRINK LOOSE LEAF TEA?

Loose leaf tea is of higher quality - "Most bagged teas available from the supermarket are mass produced and made using dust fannings – the tiny bits of tea left over from the production of loose leaf tea."

Loose leaf tea is fresher - "Mass-produced tea bags are generally filled with tea leaves from different locations, and has usually travelled great distances before it reached supermarket shelves, making it less fresh."

Loose leaf tea tastes better - Mass-produced bagged tea has been blended for standardisation and as such, you won’t experience the difference in taste and aroma between types of leaves and locations. For a more refined tea experience, or if you’re looking for something that just tastes better, fresher and more wholesome, brew loose leaf tea.

Loose leaf tea is good for your health - Tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can contribute to your overall wellness. The primary chemicals responsible for the health claims of green tea, called catechins, are found in the highest concentrations in fresh leaves.

“Once exposed to the ambient environment, catechins degrade rapidly. The highly processed nature of ‘dust and fannings’ in tea bags degrade faster due to the higher surface area for exposure. It’s best to drink green tea as fresh as possible, as loose leaf tea, to enjoy the potential health benefits of these phytochemicals.”

“Tea bags have a consistent but one-dimensional taste (bold and astringent) and limited flavour expression. “Due to the undiscerning power of machine harvesting, bagged teas may include stems and seeds that can make the tea bitter.”

AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Certified Organic refers to plants grown without the use of synthetic or toxic substances for a three-year minimum period. Artificial colours or fragrances cannot have been added. If we look at the term "certified organic" on a label, we know it to mean grown and cultivated without the use of chemicals. The term “Certified Organic” is overseen by several internationally recognised bodies.

Organic (non-certified) means a compound that contains a carbon atom. Carbon is found in anything that has ever lived. This means that anyone can call his or her product “organic” without legal consequence because currently there are no governing authorities monitoring companies who abuse this terminology of organic.

Our herbal tea supplier undergoes a strict auditing process annually to ensure they comply with the rigorous standards involved in being Certified Organic.

ACO Certificate no 274P