Organic tea - or would you prefer a nice cup
Since the 1940s, the yields of many agricultural products have been boosted by the liberal application of chemical fertilisers and insecticides. The tea industry was no exception. However, in the past seven years, many tea gardens have whole-heartedly embraced biodynamic and organic farming methods. During the process of conversion from inorganic to organic production the yield of the tea bush drops by around 30%. Organic teas have a greater concentration of flavour than inorganic teas due to the lower yield of the bushes.