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Why organic tea farming is important?


One old saying tells that “we are what we eat”. What we drink also reflects on our physical appearance and how we feel overall. 


When farmers use for long-time pesticides, chemical fertilizers start collecting in the soil. Because of this soil becoming almost like clay. It doesn’t have any more ability to drain well, it can’t retain moisture either. That results in tea plant rotting roots and even can provoke landslide during heavy rains. These chemicals also can go through and pollute underground water sources which will damage other ecologies and might leak into the water which is reserved for local people consumption. Also, constant use of chemical fertilizers will make plants weak and it will produce fewer leaves.

 

 

For a healthy harvest, tea bushes need to be well-drained. Tea plant takes from the water and from soil various nutrients.


In organic farming there is no use of chemical fertilizers, if needed only organic (in Japan, for example, fallen leaves, pampa grass, various manures of organic origin). So soil stays soft and the ecosystem preserved. 


Growers constantly concentrating on the prevention of pests' appearance which will keep tea plant healthy and undamaged. Canola flowers can be used in tea farming to attract parasites so they wouldn’t consume tea leaves. Some spiders are great natural pests repellants.


To conclude, organic farming helps to preserve the environment, ecosystem, and health. As well it delivers much better quality tea infusion and taste. 


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