By its very nature, tea is one of the purest foodstuffs on the planet. Simply by adding tea leaves to water, you can make a refreshing drink with a complex array of flavours. However, in conventional tea cultivation, artificial fertilisers and pesticides are used, contaminating the purity of tea plants. This harms not only the environment, but the flavour too. But with eco-friendly tea, the mantra "less is more" applies: no synthetic pesticides or fertilisers are used and the pants are not genetically modified in any way. In organic tea cultivation, natural products such as beewax are used to protect the crop.
How do I know if my tea is organic? In the European Union, The EU organic logo was introduced in 2012. It consists of twelve white stars forming a leaf shape on a light-green background. Products bearing this label are produced by organic-certified businesses that are inspected at least once a year.