All our teas are certified 100% organic…
We hear a lot about organic foods these days. But what exactly does that mean?
Organic foods are produced without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, and are processed without irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as organic within their borders.
Boston Tea Campaign is certified by Green America. To receive this prestigious certification, a company must demonstrate environmentally responsible sourcing, manufacturing, and marketing, as well as extraordinary practices benefitting workers, customers, the local communities, and the environment.
The Swiss-based Institute for Market Ecology (IMO), founded in 1989, provides quality control services and certification of organic, eco-friendly and socially responsible products throughout the world. We are proud to have received organic certification for our teas from IMO as well.
Many of our teas also bear the seal of “ Naturland,” one of the major organic farming associations. Naturland attributes the same importance to issues of social responsibility as to organic expertise. Together, our certifications from these organizations recognize our efforts to provide a “super-organic” product through environmentally responsible methods.
"Champagne": everyone knows that this designation refers strictly to bottle-fermented sparkling wines from the French region of the same name.
“Darjeeling” similarly refers to tea that is indigenous to the region of Darjeeling in northern India. Its incomparable quality is the result of its local climate, soil conditions, altitude and meticulous processing. Its unique aroma is savored by connoisseurs all over the world.
However, not all teas sold as “Darjeeling” are 100% pure! The Tea Board of India, the official Indian tea authority, estimates that up to 40,000 tons a year are sold as "Darjeeling" worldwide, although the district of Darjeeling only produces 10,000 tons a year.
Dedicated to the protection and preservation of genuine Darjeeling tea, the Tea Board has developed a unique Darjeeling logo as a seal of authenticity. Only companies that sell 100% pure Darjeeling are awarded licenses to use this logo. We are proud to display this logo: each package of our tea features our license number and the Tea Board of India's seal of authenticity.
Our label tells it like it is
We do not believe in expensive advertising; instead, we believe in our customers’ ability to judge for themselves. Our packaging is as simple as our business idea.
Our labels simply tell you what’s inside the package, so you know what you are paying for.
Extraordinary Quality Assurance
The most careful selection of teas from organic producers is only the first step. These teas are then submitted to rigorous tests for purity and taste. After going through a series of blind taste tests by renowned tea masters, each batch of tea is sent to various European laboratories for meticulous residue analyses.
Why does this matter? Over 400 pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are used in tea production worldwide. More and more consumers want to know if chemical residues are present in the teas they drink.
We tell you exactly what is in our teas: the results of our residue analyses are printed on each package. And our tracking system allows you to follow each package back to the tea garden it comes from.
Nowhere in the North American market will you find a comparable top-quality Darjeeling tea at the price we offer. Guaranteed!