For one it tastes better! Crops sprayed with synthetic fertilisers and chemicals are more often than not dried with said chemicals still present on the leaf. Unlike fruits and vegetables you cannot rinse tea leaves before you brew, therefore bringing all those nasty’s to your cup.
For the environmentally conscious folk, it is what these chemicals do to the surrounding ecosystems. Contaminating waterways and surrounding vegetation when carried through the air by wind or washed away into streams and rivers with over 98% of sprayed herbicides reaching beyond the intended crop. Unfortunately these synthetic chemicals destroy some local flora and fauna, which were not intended on being harmed to grow the tea plantations.
For a quality tea that puts your mind, body and environment at ease, choose organic!