Given a preference, nearly any tea drinker would rather have “pure” tea. Pure is clean. Pure give the sense of being closer to Nature – fewer steps away from Sun and Earth.
We choose to drink pure tea not only because of what we want to be closer to, but what we want to be farther from. Not that long ago, there was an anecdote about an herbal tea was being dried by truck exhaust during processing.
And so, we look to teas that are organic, or biodynamic, or some term that conveys a sense of being more pure.
But how are these terms used? What do they mean?
Here are a few terms you may have seen or heard in relation to growing quality teas:
3. Bokashi or other composting
All of these practices can contribute to tea’s growth in a healthier environment.