Monday, November 3, 2014

Promote Sustainability - Get Great Tea

Taiwanese oolongs are some of my favorite teas but like many fellow tea lovers, I have concerns about the commercialization of tea production and reliance on agro-chemicals. Who really wants pesticides in their cup? +Eco-Cha Artisan Teas recently launched a crowd funding project that addresses those very same concerns. The goal is to show other farmers and the Taiwanese tea industry that there is a global demand for organic tea. They are working together with Mr. Lin, a farmer who has converted his family's land into an organic tea garden.

The tea planted is a new hybrid called Tai Cha #20 was developed to be pest resistant. In addition to purchasing the entire winter harvest, Eco-Cha will be producing a documentary of the whole process. They've already reached their funding goal but backers can still contribute until November 21st. A donation of as little as $10 will reward you with awesome tea and some good karma to boot. :)