California Proposition 65

Prop 65, also known as “California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” requires businesses to inform Californians about any products that may expose them to chemicals that can cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. It aims to help Californians make more informed decisions about their exposure to these chemicals.

How would lead get into a tea plant? We do not add lead to any of our products, nor is it a byproduct of the production process. However, lead is a naturally occurring element found in soil, which plants naturally uptake along with minerals and other nutrients, and it would be virtually impossible to test every product we have for all 800 substances on the California Proposition 65 list.

Currently there is no known process to remove lead from plant material. Therefore, we can't exclude the possibility that lead may be detected in tea plants.

Amongst our partner tea farms, some tea farms are producing teas under full organic environment, and other farms are non-organic but working on sustainable and eco-friendly practices.


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