01/09/2017

Biodegradable Tea Bags 101

GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY! Last week, we rolled out our very first biodegradable tea bags. You might already know that one of our goals for doing honest business this year was to change our tea bag material to a biodegradable one. We started off last week with Earl Grey, and over the coming months we’ll be making the switch across all of our blends. In the meantime, we’ve put together this list of FAQ’s for you. Enjoy!

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW.

An awesome biodegradable tea bag. Tasty AND good for the environment

WHAT’S THE MATERIAL?
Our new tea bag material is called SOILON. {Always in block capitals, by the way}. It’s a biodegradable tea bag material made out of corn starch. It can be used in exactly the same way as your usual teabag material.

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DISPOSE OF IT?
Realistically, you can dispose of them however you like. But the teabags will degrade quickest if you pop them in the compost heap.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BIODEGRADE?
In compost, your teabags are going to have degraded to nothing-ness in the space of a month. In less favourable conditions, like water, you’re looking at around half a year - so stick it in the compost heap will ya?!

WHAT DOES IT DEGRADE TO?
You’ll go from beautiful, silken-like tea bag to nothing but CO2 and water. Like magic.

DOES THIS AFFECT THE TASTE OF MY TEA?

Not in the slightest. Your tea is going to taste as awesome as always!

GET YOURSELF SOME BIODEGRADABLE EARL GREY TEABAGS.

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