Plastic Free Tea

The first use of tea bags dates back to over 100 years ago. The old tea bags were made from natural fibres and completely biodegradable – but now in our world of fast paced convenience, many are made and sealed with plastic.

How do we know which tea bags can go in the compost and which should go to landfill? Which tea bags do not contain plastic and which tea bags do? Some tea companies have proudly announced that their tea bags are made from biodegradable Manilla hemp, abaca plant, corn starch or other cellulose fibres, but the majority of tea companies are still using plastic.

We recommend compostable bags without plastic fibres, so we’ve done a bit of research to find out which popular brands contain plastic and which don’t!

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