What is Organic Tea?
Consider this: Most tea is picked from the plant and then dried - never undergoing a washing process, so the first time the tea leaves are washed is when they are in your cup!
Many teas are grown in countries where pesticides and herbicides are not monitored or regulated, like the agricultural products in North America or Western Europe. The founders of Fraser Tea decided in the very beginning that they would offer only USDA Certified Organic Tea to our customers.
Ensuring our products are truly organic and certified was a founding principle of Fraser Tea. It's important to us to package teas and blends that have not been altered by potentially harmful chemicals. Drinking tea should be a pure experience. We work to maintain that by offering only truly certified organic tea.
What is the Difference between Organic Tea and Conventional Tea?
Organic Teas use no chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or chemical fertilizers, to grow or process the tea after it is harvested. Instead, farmers use natural processes to create a sustainable tea crop, like the solar-powered or sticky bug catchers pictured below. Fraser Tea wants this purity to show in every delicious cup -- a tea you can feel good about drinking.
In contrast, conventional (non-organic) tea growers may use different types of chemicals to boost their tea harvest. Drinking tea grown with pesticides and processed with other chemicals can come with a whole host of health issues. If you are reading this article, we know you care about your health, the health of your family, and the environment.
At Fraser tea we consider Organic tea to be a combination of the tea leaves, the herbs, fruits, spices and additionally any added flavor. The combination of these components (and ensuring each component is organic) is what makes our teas truly organic.
Tea Leaves - At Fraser Tea, we source only the finest United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified organic tea from around the world.
Ingredients - In custom blending our proprietary blends, we source not only the finest organic tea but also the freshest organic ingredients. Fraser Tea extensively searches the world for organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables that are Certified Organic.
Flavor - Many teas consumed in the United States are flavored with artificial, natural flavors, fillers, and oils. The idea to include an organic tea blend, but then to use “chemically enhanced" flavors, just does not make sense to us. We use no artificial flavors or fillers, only organic flavors or organic compliant flavors.
USDA Certified Organic Tea
All Fraser Tea teas and tea blends are certified organic with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Why Should You Choose Organic?
- Health Benefits
- Safer for the farmers
- Better for the environment
- Protects wildlife
Health Benefits of Organic Tea
Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, after water. Maybe you drink tea because you love the taste, the aroma, the health benefits or even just the feel-good vibes after that first sip of the day. We love drinking organic green tea because it can help strengthen our immunity and neutralize free radicals.
When we want to energize, calm, detoxify, and stay caffeine-free, we choose an Organic Herbal Tea. According to the Research & Reviews: A Journal of Microbiology and Virology, “Antioxidants present in black tea act against heart diseases and also have antitumor efficacy, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antimicrobial and antimutagenic activities”.
So, why would you even think about drinking conventional non-organic teas in the first place and negate all your efforts of drinking healthy tea?
Did you know that chemicals like pesticides and herbicides can have high levels of toxic metals?
These very same chemicals may be used in the growing of conventional non-organic tea. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), the toxicity of these heavy metals has been linked to cancer, insulin resistance, degeneration of the nervous system, and many immunity health issues. We don’t know about you, but we do not need any heavy metals, chemicals, or anything we cannot pronounce in our teacup.
Better for the Farmers
Fraser Tea is committed to knowing the tea ingredients were grown in a healthy environment for both the consumer and the farmers. Fair Trade Tea promotes sustainable farms that can ensure that their employees are treated fairly, have safe working environments, and are not exposed to any harmful toxins or chemicals.
Better for the Environment
Organic Tea Farming is sustainable and does not rely on non-renewal energies. It also keeps nearby water supplies clean and free of toxic run-off from chemicals. Farming the organic way uses natural strategies like crop rotation and composting to keep the soil rich and fertile and promote plant biodiversity.
If these toxic pesticides, fungicides, and other chemicals leach out into the environment, the local wildlife is then exposed, becoming sick and are unable to survive.
Loose Leaf Tea and Sachets (Pyramidal Tea Bags)
Fraser Tea offers both loose leaf tea and tea sachets. Whether you enjoy endless pours with our loose-leaf teas or the convenience of our tea sachets, your health and our environment is our prime concern. Our organic pyramidal shaped tea sachets are made entirely from plant material, including the tag and string. In addition, our tea bags are compostable with a bio-degradable outer package. Fraser Tea sachets are Non-GMO Project Verified and have OK Compost Vincotte. Good for YOU and for the ENVIRONMENT!
Types of Organic Tea
Whether you enjoy our teas hot or iced, we are certain you can find a delicious Fraser Tea to suit your needs. Did you know we have over 100 different unique handcrafted tea blends?
Organic Iced Tea – When the summer heats up, let our refreshing iced teas cool you down. Be sure to try our Poolside Pina Colada Organic Black Tea or Sweet Sangria Organic Green Tea iced for the ultimate poolside treat.
Organic Rooibos Tea – Try our Rainbow Rooibos Organic Herbal Tea for a fun, fruity, caffeine-free, zero-calorie treat iced or hot. For a delicious cold and flu buster be sure to try our ImmuniTEA Boosting Orange Ginger Latte.
Organic White Tea – White tea whether enjoyed hot or iced is a cooling tea. Be sure to try our Lavender Night Organic White Tea for a relaxing calming sip. If you are looking for a new fun tea blend, be sure to try our Fruity Bubblegum Organic White Tea.
Taste the organic difference in each and every cup of Fraser Tea!