TeaSource holds organic certification from the USDA for the handling, blending, packaging, and labeling of tea and tea products. In addition, all the loose leave teas we sell as organic, are sourced from tea gardens and/or suppliers that are themselves certified organic.
We also strongly believe that all teas and blends that are not “certified” organic, are also very safe for consumption. In general, hand-processed (i.e. orthodox manufacture) teas rarely have a problem with excessive chemical residues. Typically, the teas that have the greatest problems with chemical residues from fertilizers or pesticides are the mass-produced (i.e. CTC manufacture) teas, destined for supermarket shelves. And even most of these are perfectly safe.
Certified organic by the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA).