11 Oct plastic found in tea bags…
In a new study by McGill University, found that plastic particles are being released from tea bags! Premium tea bags were tested and released more than 11 billion microplastics into just one cup of tea during a routine steeping and brewing process. The tea bags examined in this study were made from polyethylene and nylon. They usually look triangular shaped so the tea drinker can see their tea through the bag. These bags only account for 5% of the tea bag market but could cause a major negative impact for the few who think they are just enjoying what looks like a novel cup of tea.
So instead of buying mass produced tea in bags, perhaps you’ll be inspired to toss out the use of tea bags completely as many tea producers use polypropylene to seal their bags. Instead, consider small batch hand blended loose leaf teas. Loose leaf blends come in their true essence, and a little goes a long way. When you buy loose leaf tea you are not only being mindful of your personal health but also the health of the planet. No plastic, no waste, no harm.
For those of you new to loose leaf and may not have a tea infuser yet, not to worry as our organic cotton tea bags are safe, reusable, and completely plastic free.
Everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of tea, but first and foremost, safely, and plastic-free.