We work only with ingredients that are 100 % organic.
We have been producing organically grown tea, coffee, and spices since 1979. We firmly believe that this challenging form of cultivation is the first step in making high-quality, natural food. But there is even more at stake. With every organic product sold, the number of organically cultivated fields grows as well. This means we are helping to advance a form of agriculture that both protects nature and results in food and beverages of exceptional quality.
Taking sustainability through to its logical conclusion brings you inevitably to the principles of organic farming and the organic food industry. The resulting benefits for nature and people are lasting and wide-ranging: high-quality food, biodiversity in fields and meadows, minimised nitrogen loss, CO2 storage through increased humus levels.
This beneficial form of agriculture is multidimensional. Compost and crop rotation are proven methods from a time long before the industrialization of agriculture. They keep the soil rich in nutrients, permeable und porous. In non-organic farming, frequent and deep ploughing is performed to break and invert the soil – a practice which has no place in organic agriculture. Nowadays, organic farmers do the exact opposite. Direct seeding or mulch sowing, also known as “zero tilling“ or “no tilling“ in the trade journals, is a method of raising field crops without ploughing before sowing. In organic agriculture, the soil is only lightly worked using short tines, if at all. That way, it doesn’t dry out as much, and the soil structure is left intact.
Leaving well enough alone is a general tenet of organic agriculture. This is due to the way organic farmers work. They fertilize organically, the plants grow more slowly and thus form more flavor (the non-organic, intensive fertilization leads to higher water absorption and diluted content of nutrients).
In addition, organically grown plants have a higher content of secondary plant constituents. These are formed, among other things, because they are not treated with pesticides and thus protect themselves against predators.
But organic means more than just good taste or less chemicals. The future belongs to organic farming, because it produces good quality food in an environmentally friendly way that conserves resources.
The advantages that result for nature and mankind are of lasting and wide-ranging quality: high-quality food, biodiversity on fields and meadows, minimized nitrogen loss, CO2-trapping through topsoil increase – just to name a few.
Since we believe in the organic principle, we align ourselves with it in all areas: It starts on the fields of our cultivation partners and goes all the way to the thread of a Lebensbaum tea bag, which is made of organic cotton.