It’s relatively difficult to find organic tea coming out of China for a number of reasons. Many tea afficionados are aware that products labeled “organic” aren’t necessarily organically grown. An example would be the cotton farming industry that plays around with the terms “certified organic cotton” and “organic certified cotton,” only one of which is grown organically. It helps a great deal to have someone purchase directly from China who quality checks her sources as she says she does. One must remain ever-vigilant that she, like so many others, may fall prey to high rent and not enough customers, and just sell her conventional products as organic. I have no evidence to believe she would do this, nor would I like to ever think she would. She is a very kind and helpful woman who seems to know and love what she does. So far, from the two or three times I’ve purchased from her, I’ve gotten some nice teas. The only downside is some of the teas are a little stale, as I think turnover isn’t very high. That being said, she isn’t a Teavana in a megamall turning tea over like bread in a bakery, and thus she deserves my continued loyalty.