How loose leaf tea reduces your environmental footprint

loose leaf tea to reduce your environmental footprint

Do you want to reduce your environmental footprint? Loose leaf tea is an amazing product to help you achieve your goals.

๐ŸŒŽ ๐—ญ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฝ. The stainless steel strainer in my house? Not only does it make my tea taste AMAZING, I've had it for over 10 years - and I use it 3-5 times per day. I compost the spent leaves (usually after steeping them twice, because you can do that with premium leaf teas!), or put them straight in the garden. Literally nothing goes in the garbage.

โ™ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด! Our blends are packed in single-layer packaging. Tea bags on the other hand, come in up to 3 layers of packaging, PLUS the bag, tag, and staples.

โŒ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€! Tea bags contain plastic. Period. Paper bags are sealed together with polymers, and even if the "plant based" pyramid bag was originally corn, it's plastic now. In fact, research shows the process of turning corn into plastic has more environmental consequences than traditional plastics do due to the chemicals and waste water involved in the process.ย 

We've been told again and again that tea bags are the way to get market share. But the more we learn, the more reasons we find to double down on our commitment to loose leaf.

๐ŸŒฑ We can always use more inspiration for ways to do better. Please feel free to contact us with your planet saving hacks, feedback or questions!

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