Organic teas have been sold since the 1980s when the organic craze began. In spite of this, the take up has not been as big as was expected.
Many suppliers use the Organic claim in the hope that it will generate more sales of their product, not realising that it is a narrow and specific market.
Organic coffees have also been sold and recently the authorities stopped bottled water companies from using the word organic to describe their product.
Many products (and teas) claimed as organic are falsely labelled.
If someone wants to buy organic teas how does one do so? Firstly make sure that the teas are from a reputed company, then look for the proper organic certification on their labelling.
Organic teas come from only a few certified plantations and are not widely produced. So buyer beware!