jogrebe wrote:Wow that is outrageous. I know some people claim that organic tea is better for you but unless you only eat 100% organic I don't think drinking regular non-organic tea will make much of a difference in the long run.
I'm not sure paying more for good
quality organic is a bad thing though. I've visited a few tea plantations in Taiwan and I have to say that I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of pesticides they spray. Although these chems are designed to photodegrade, sometimes the tea plucking may begin even before the levels have dropped down to an acceptable level due to, for example, weather conditions (say 80% chance of first spring rain in 2 days). I say for pesticides, the less you take in the better, always.
That being said, I do agree that too often "organic" is used as a marketing tool and an excuse to jack up prices, even when the quality of the product does not justify it.