Certified organic tea is free of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. 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. Organic tea agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
Non Organic farming, or use of Synthetic pesticides are known to pose significant, acknowledged health risks to people—including birth defects, damage to the nervous system; disruption of hormones and endocrine systems; respiratory disorders; skin and eye irritations; and various types of cancers. Herbicides have also been associated with certain cancers and Parkinson’s Disease.
Every year, new research demonstrates the toxicity of synthetic pesticides to human health and the environment, often at doses previously declared "safe" by the pesticide industry and the government. Many pesticides that were once allowed by the EPA have eventually been banned—yet in some cases the damage remains. DDT still exists in the environment and in the cells of Americans, 30 years after it was banned in the United States.
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.
At AMBO we promote organic tea that are certified organic in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program. That's why we are proud to say that when buy organic tea you are investing in good health, a better tea and a better earth.