Dan, Thank you for writing about organic tea. I believe organic tea is an important aspect of a good quality and the healthy association of tea. Commonly tea is not washed prior to processing so it’s likely that residual pesticides and herbicides could remain on the leaf while the tea is being processed. Adding hot water to brew tea would wash these substances right into the cup. With so much pollution and chemicals in the world, choosing clean production processes should add value and healthiness to our tea products.