Did you know that most tea bags contain plastic?
This is true even for “paper” ones. The plastic is used to seal the bags and to keep them from falling apart. However, this plastic can end up in landfills and oceans, where it can harm wildlife and pollute the environment.
A single tea bag can dump nearly 12 billion micro plastics into your cup of tea (R)
Paper tea bags are also bleached to be white. This process uses chlorine, which is a harmful chemical that can pollute the environment and cause health problems.
Here are some of the environmental and health problems associated with bleached paper tea bags:
- Pollution: The chlorine used to bleach paper tea bags can pollute the environment. It can contaminate water supplies and harm wildlife.
- Health problems: Chlorine can also cause health problems in humans. It can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs. It can also cause cancer.
- Waste: Corn starch bags can decompose in as little as 6 months.
Cornstarch is a renewable resource that is made from corn
Paper is made from trees, which are a non-renewable resource.
Scientists at McGill University in Montreal found that “steeping a single plastic tea bag at brewing temperature (95degC) releases around 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nano plastics into a single cup.”
Cornstarch, on the other hand, is a natural starch derived from corn and does not contain any plastic component
Unlike many conventional tea bags that may contain harmful chemicals or microplastics, ours are free from such concerns. We prioritize your health and the sustainability of our planet by using eco-friendly materials that are devoid of harmful substances.
With our tea bags, you can savor the pleasure of loose tea with peace of mind, knowing that your brewing experience is not only convenient but also environmentally conscious. Let the rich flavors unfold, the enticing aromas envelop you, and the worries about harmful chemicals and microplastics fade away.