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Loose leaf teabags: Ditch the plastic and drink better tea


If you're a tea lover, you know that nothing beats a fresh, flavourful cup of tea. And while teabags are convenient, they often lack the freshness and quality of loose leaf tea. That's where loose leaf teabags come in.


What are loose leaf teabags?

Loose leaf teabags are essentially teabags that allow you to add loose tea leaves, as opposed to the finely ground tea that is typically found in most teabags.

Plastic in your teabags

Many tea drinkers are unaware that alot teabags found in supermarkets contain plastic, which can have serious environmental and health consequences. In this blog post, we'll discuss the issue of plastic in teabags and what you can do to avoid it.


Tea bag manufacturers often use a type of plastic called polypropylene to seal the tea bags. This plastic is used to help the bags hold their shape, prevent them from breaking apart during brewing and to extend their shelf life. The problem with this plastic is that it is not biodegradable, and can take hundreds of years to decompose in the environment. This means that the plastic used in teabags can end up polluting the soil and waterways, harming wildlife and contributing to the global plastic pollution crisis.


In addition to the environmental impact, the plastic in teabags can also pose a health risk. When heated, polypropylene can release chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, which have been linked to a range of health issues including hormonal imbalances, developmental problems, and cancer.

The benefits of loose leaf teabags

R-tea's loose leaf teabags contain no plastic and are made from paper and cotton, both natural materials which are fully biodegradable. They are created using special process of compression and ultrasound which means they avoid the addition of plastic to seal them together.


In addition to the environmental qualities are also many other benefits to choosing loose leaf teabags over traditional teabags. To name just a few:


  1. Freshness: Loose leaf tea is often fresher than tea found in traditional teabags, as it is less processed and packaged closer to the source.

  2. Flavour: Because loose leaf tea is less processed, it often has a fuller, more complex flavours profile than traditional teabag tea.

  3. Customization: With loose leaf tea, you can adjust the amount of tea leaves and steeping time to suit your personal taste, allowing for a truly customized tea experience.

In conclusion, if you're looking for a way to enjoy a fresh, flavourful cup of tea that are better for you and the environment, loose leaf teabags are the perfect solution. Try them today and experience the difference for yourself!


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