Organic Tea, part 2: The Conclusion.

September 20, 2007 at 11:45 pm | Posted in Tea and Health | Leave a comment

as a conclusion to my own views on the organic BS,
these are excerpts from this post from rfdt.
The best discussion since i been trolling around there.

[Mydnight]
Drink at your own risk. Organic tea from China does not exist.

[Dominic T]
There is no such thing really as organic tea.

no one can control the ground/soil contents or the rain,
atmosphere, runoff, etc. regardless of what they do. It is a fact of
life today.

This whole “organic” business is just that, a business.

tea it is a sponge.
It soaks up and concentrates, especially into new growth which
are the prized buds and leaves, and that is just how it is.

EGCG and all the rest of the health benefit B.S. is nothing but marketing and hype.

Spending extra for some silly stamp of approval is just that, silly.

[niisonge]
say your farm is organic,
there is nothing you can do to prevent chemicals from rain
leaching and accumulating in the soil; or chemicals in dust and
residues blown in by the wind.

[Mydnight]
In China, there are no serious inspections to see such a thing done
and any certification can be bought with the right amount of money or
copied and printed.

[Ankit Lochan](tea grower, India)
Organic Certificates are being sold by these certifying agencies at
diffrent price tags like – if you pay a very high fees – you are
organic within 6 months, if the amount paid is lower – 15 months, if
still lower than 24 months….. the story goes on.. bottomline is if
you have cash you can become organic real quick otherwise dont even
think or imagine getting a certificate… it just wont happen – no
matter how good you are…

[juliantai](sells chinese tea)
The best tea garden tends to use little pesticides. …
These tend to be tea gardens situated at high altitude at
sloping lands

Their teas tend to be wholesaled at very high prices and not so
commonly available in the West.

[Mydnight]
These teas are not only “unavailable” in the West; a great percentage
of Chinese never even SEE these teas. They are carted away for the
royality and the uber-rich. The best green teas do come from the
small countryside places. Most famous teas, like Longjing, are
guaranteed to be dirty.

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