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As with so many foods and drinks, you have two main options when buying tea: regular or organic. Organic tea tends to cost more, and it's natural to wonder if the extra expense is worth it. After learning a few of the best secrets and benefits of drinking organic tea, though, you're sure to agree that the extra cost is more than justified.
1 - It Tastes Better
Because no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals are used to grow organic tea, its natural, delicious flavors shine through readily. With other teas, the leaves are typically air-dried without being rinsed. As a result, the chemicals dry on them. They mask the natural flavor and sometimes impart their own flavors too, which results in a less pleasurable tea drinking experience.
2 - It's Safer
Like many people, you probably try to avoid consuming chemicals with your food. Tea that's grown in accordance with organic standards isn't exposed to herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, so you don't have to worry about exposing yourself to them when enjoying a rich cup of tea. And if the tea is certified organic, you are assured that it is non-GMO.
3 - It's Healing
Many studies have shown that organic teas contain nutrients and compounds that may help improve or prevent certain conditions. For instance, people who drink it regularly may have a reduced risk of developing arthritis. It may help ward off heart disease, and some studies also suggest it may help prevent cataracts, which can lead to blindness.
4 - It's Nutritional
All teas contain a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. Because they're purer, organic teas tend to have higher concentrations of the most beneficial elements. In terms of nutrients, it typically contains vitamins A, C, E and K. It also often contains potassium, magnesium and calcium and it loaded with flavonoids, which are prized for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants combat harmful free radicals that can cause early aging and that may negatively impact the immune system.
4 - It's Better for the Environment
While many of the benefits of organically grown tea have to do with your own health and well-being, it's important to note that it's much better for the environment too. Harsh chemicals aren't used, so they don't leach into the soil. For instance, nitrogen from synthetic fertilizers can work its way into the soil and eventually get into local waterways, where it causes "algal bloom". This phenomenon pulls oxygen from the water, which hurt fish. Chemicals also get into the groundwater, where it can affect tap water. Growing tea organically benefits our planet and everyone on it.
6 - It's Good for Your Teeth
Of the many benefits of organically grown tea, this one may be the most surprising. Tea plants easily pull fluoride from the soil, so tea leaves usually contain high levels of it. Fluoride, of course, is used in toothpastes and mouthwashes, and it's added to drinking water too. It's very good for the teeth, so those who drink tea regularly can have stronger, healthier teeth.
Without a doubt, though, the best benefit of tea that's grown organically is that it produces an amazing, rich cup! Tea Forté offers a wide array of organic varieties, so give them a try today.
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