Our pyramid tea bags are made from plant based material (sugar cane, corn or abaca) both compostable and biodegradable. This has been our standard for the last 23 years. They are not made from nylon or any other petroleum based compound. (Our mantra is – let’s enjoy tea together; naturally). Plant based woven material is about 5 times more expensive than nylon and the price differential is trending up.
Read the blog post about Loose Leaf Tea Benefits for you HERE.
1. Premium quality teas are hand-plucked.
Reduces reliance on fossil fuels and pollution with virtually no CO2 output.
(Japan is an exception. There, luxury teas are harvested by machine.)
2. Tea plantations absorb CO2.
The better run the estate, the more carbon absorbed. As well, most of the estates we deal with use renewable timber and old root stock for fuel, further reducing emissions.
3. Luxury estates rehabilitate soil.
Fields are rotated and left fallow on a regular schedule.
4. Better botany, means less reliance on pesticides.
All our organic teas are organic and are pesticide-free. In fact, many luxury tea areas (i.e. Darjeeling, Kenyan Highlands or Sri Lanka) can support tea 100% free of pesticides, thanks to the high altitudes. (Tea pests can’t survive.)
When these policies are followed, luxury estates thrive, providing jobs, housing, education and medical care for workers and their families.
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