Eucymptus Tea is a green tea that is made from the leaves of the green eucalyps species, also known as eucyptus.
It is a favourite among South Africans, who drink it in the morning and evening.
The South African National Tea Board has made Eucypton a certified green tea for use in the South African market.
The certification is part of the World’s First Green Tea certification programme.
According to the World Bank, the Eucys are one of the most environmentally friendly green tea varieties.
“It’s very different from the traditional green tea which is a tea made from roots of trees that are very low in carbon dioxide,” said South African Green Tea Association Executive Director Dr. Pauline De Vries.
“It’s also very low carbon, low water and very low toxicity.”
Eucymtus Tea uses the same process as traditional green teas to create a puree that contains no pesticides or fertilizers.
“This is a product that we would normally think of as a tea that’s a bit more of a processed product, it has a bit of a texture,” said De Vrie.
“In fact, it’s a very traditional tea that has been around for a long time.”
The Green Tea Alliance says the certification process makes the EUCYTUS tea a safe and ethical product, as well as one that is not environmentally damaging.
“I think that the certification has really changed the perception of the product,” said Eucyscale Tea Company founder and CEO Michael Lienert.
“I think it has made a lot of people aware of the importance of green tea.”
While the green tea is a popular beverage, it can also be an environmental and social concern.
The World Bank recently issued an urgent alert for the Euchyptum, the first of its kind in the world.
The alert warns that if Euchymptum Tea, like other green teases, is not grown in a sustainable way, it will become a major contributor to global carbon emissions.
The warning is based on the fact that the plantations used to grow the tea are in an area that is currently home to a forest clearing.
“The deforestation has been ongoing for decades,” said Lienart.
“And we have seen a lot more of it than we have ever seen before in this region.
So we think that’s why this is such a big concern.”
According to Greenpeace, South Africa is home to one of Africa’s highest levels of deforestation and the Echymptums tea has already contributed to the destruction of forest areas.
“There’s also a potential impact on the soil because the tea leaves are used for mulching and it’s just a matter of time before the tea gets used for the same purpose as that,” said Greenpeace South Africa Campaigns Coordinator, Keba Kibwe.
“The company is using it as a source of fuel, which is bad for the soil.”
The Euchys tea is also known for being one of South Africa’s most expensive teas.
“At a $30-50 per ounce price point, it is a great bargain,” said Kibbe.
“That’s because it is so green, it looks like green tea, it smells like green teak and it has such a low carbon footprint.”
Despite the green tease’s popularity, Eucytums Tea Company has no plans to stop making the Eukytum Tea in the future.
“We do not have plans to sell Eucythms Tea or the Euys to other countries.
We have a big following in South Africa,” said Rte Deo.
“We think the market is there for the taking, and the fact we are being recognised as a certified producer and one of only a few in the entire world, makes us proud.”
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