Health & Environment

The purpose of the SiamTeas Health and Environment Policy is once to define minimum requirements that in the interest of our customers’ health are not to deceed, but also to set the realization of the best environmental standards for each tea respectively as a professed goal and to continuously work on the improvement of present standards. You will find a detailed explanation and backgrounds of or attitude towards the use of pesticides in tea cultivation and our resulting SiamTeas Health and Environment Policy as stated below in our Siam Tea Blog by clicking on the following link:

Healthy Tea & Healthy Environment – Explanations and Backgrounds to the SiamTeas Health and Environment Policy

SiamTeas Health and Environment Policy

  1. We particularly support the sustainable and environment-friendly cultivation of wild teas, the preservation of such wild reserves of tea trees and tea bushes in their natural environments, and the cultivation of tea in biodiversely organized tea gardens operated according to organic cultivation principles through the targeted preferential sourcing of many of our teas from such proven natural and biodiversely structured tea gardens.
  2. Where we cannot find our teas from wild or biodiverse cultivation, or where we consider the price for such tea to be unreasonable or where such tea’s quality doesn’t meet our requirements, we aim at offering certified pesticide-free teas, whereas we make sure that certifications come from a reputed and trustworthy certification body, such as for example Eurofins, the American Food and Drug Administration (USDA), or the German or EU ‘Bio’ seals.
  3. Where we cannot find tea certified pesticide-free, or where we consider the price for such tea to be unreasonable or where such tea’s quality doesn’t meet our requirements, we offer teas that according to trustworthy certification of a reputed certification body (such as for example acknowledged German food labs or Eurofins) meet at least the requirements of the EU pesticide residue regulation and are considered as marketable in the EU.
  4. Where we refer to a tea as “wild”, this tea comes from wild growing tea trees and is free of pesticides.
  5. Where we refer to a tea as “from biodiverse cultivation” or “semi-wild”, this tea comes from a biodiverse form of cultivation that is recreating taking orientation on the natural state, recreating the same and/or getting at least close to it, and is free of pesticides.
  6. Where we refer to a tea as “organically grown” or “from organic cultivation” or “grown in accordance with organic cultivation principles” or similar, this tea is free of pesticides.
  7. Where we refer to a tea neither as wild nor as organic nor as biodiversely grown, this tea comes from conventional cultivation and meets at least the requirements of the EU pesticide residue regulation and marketability in the EU.
  8. None of our teas does not at least meet the requirements of the EU pesticide residue regulation for tea and marketability in the EU.

In regard to countries of origin, these health and environment policies mean the following for our teas:

  1. Our teas from north Thailand all meet at least the requirements of marketability in the EU. Accordingly, possible residues are considered as non-hazardous to human health. The compliance with the requirements of marketability in the EU is ensured through regular random sample testing in a renowned German bioanalysis lab at our own discretion.
  2. Our teas from China, regarding pesticide residues, either meet at least the requirements of marketability in the EU OR are free of pesticides („organically grown” or “from organic cultivation” or “grown in accordance with organic cultivation principles”) OR come from wild or biodiverse cultivation (“wild” and/or “biodiversely grown” or “from biodiverse cultivation”) and are free of pesticides. We ensure this in each case through existing certifications of renowned certification bodies, undertaken on producer / supplier level.
  3. Our teas from Japan are all free of pesticides (“organically grown” or “from organic cultivation“). We ensure this through existing certifications of renowned certification bodies, undertaken on producer / supplier level. 

Health and Environment - Ancient Tree White Moonlight Tea from ancient wild tea trees in Yunnan