Green tea from Boseong County has won an "organic" certification from the Control Union World Group in the Netherlands, which means it is now officially additive-free and natural for the purposes of the European Union, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Japan Agricultural Standards.
After careful screening, 18 out of 19 green tea farms that applied were granted certification. The farms account for 11 percent of the green tea growing farms in Boseong, where there are currently 1,363.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Some Boseong green tea certified organic.
The tea produced at 18 tea fields in Boseong county---called "The Most Beautiful Place in Korea" by the Herald's "Expat Living" section last week---has been certified organic, which could mean an increase in international exports. However, not all the tea from Boseong can be so designated; from the Chosun Ilbo: