Mission Statement - Safety and Education
While the health benefits of tea are truly legendary - we find it our responsibility to ensure that, first, tea drinkers have access to quality tea that has been tested for purity, and second, that we investigate and educate tea drinkers about any practices which might affect their health and tea drinking habits.
Of all of the questions asked of me regularly, it is the most disconcerting that I am unable to clearly and unambiguously answer, "I feel certain that our tea markets are free of dangerous chemicals."
I can only say that, "tea seems about as safe, or safer, than other agricultural food products".
While many concerns have been expressed, I do believe that tea is generally safe, but as the old saying goes - "Trust, but verify".