On the subject of tea, I have become obsessed with loose leaf tea. Why mess around with tea bags? Loose leaf tea is better quality, for one. The key is setting yourself up with the right steeping options. But perhaps, more importantly, make sure the tea is organic. Think about it. Pesticide soaked tea leaves equals pesticide steeped tea. None of us care to drink DDT on a regular basis.
Happily, I’ve found Mountain Rose Herbs company. These Oregon folks just won a business ethics award and are highly compliant with sustainable, organic agriculture and pesticide free standards. The company is genuinely passionate about providing the best products and respecting our planet. This is good. Very good. Also, their tea is excellent. My current favorite is the Dao Ren Green Tea.
Their website is a little on the busy and earthy side, but don’t let it stop you. You can peruse their products on the site, download an online PDF catalog, or request a printed catalog. The tea is very reasonably priced. They also offer many other products, including bulk spices, jars, and other natural health supplies. Read up on the history of tea and the company’s green culture from beaucoup literature on recycled paper that comes along with their products.
Most of all, may you drink loads of tea, worry-free!