Did you know that conventional tea is never washed before it hits our cups? YUCK! So that means like all other conventional produce these plants are treated with a wide range of chemicals that can be harmful to not only the environment but also us. Many teas are air-dried without being washed initially which means the FIRST time tea ever touches water, is when it is placed in our mug, right before we drink it. Any harmful chemicals that were used when the crop was farmed, are released in our mugs along with the tea. This reason alone is a great reason to choose organic teas.