What's In Your Mug? Is There Plastic In Your Tea Bag?

What's In Your Mug? Is There Plastic In Your Tea Bag?

Author Sheena Brady / Category Lifestyle / Published: Sept 2019

Plant Based Tea Bags

If you've been keeping up to date with the news, you probably heard the concerns surrounding tea bags and plastic microparticles being consumed from them.

We understand the concerns. However, we assure you Tease Tea's pyramid bags are compostable and plastic-free. We make the effort to take responsibility to next level, especially when it concerns the planet and the health and safety of our loyal customers.

It is important to remember that the study cited in the CBC news article does itself highlight that there is no evidence that the plastic microparticles found pose any risk to human health.

How can we be sure though? Am I consuming plastic?

Here's how we know:

Our plastic-free pyramid bags are made from plant fibres. We want to deliver the highest quality tea bags without compromising quality and the environmental impact.

Our pyramid tea bags are made from sugar cane and corn/abaca. Our pyramid tea bags are not made from nylon or any other petroleum based compound.

When we started looking into selling our Tease loose leaf in ready-to-use tea bags, we wanted to give you the same quality without compromising what we stand for. This is why we sought out our Canadian manufacturer whose values on sustainability and the environment aligned with ours. Our Canadian manufacturer uses innovative pyramid bag technology and feels that their footprint should not have an impact 400 years from now, and we agree. This is why we only sell 100% compostable and plant based pyramid bags.

As a company built on environmental consciousness and awareness, we would never compromise our loyal customers by selling tea bags that aren't compostable.

Good For Your Body & the Planet

It can be easy to believe that all tea bags are bad now with this being all over the news.

You can trust in Tease Tea to provide honesty and sustainable products that are not only good for your body but also good for the planet.

With the environmental crisis going on, Tease is one company you can trust to ensure your carbon footprint is not lost on us with every order. With our goal to empower you one cup at a time, by choosing the right type of tea we also want to empower you to make environmentally conscious decisions.

Unbleached Tea Bags

Common tea bags are bleached with chlorine to make look white, which some find more appealing than unbleached grey tea bags. Leaving you exposed to toxic by-products and chemicals which cause harm when ingested. No one wants that steeping in their mugs, this is why we never bleach our pyramid bags.

Plastic Free Tea Bags

According to a British Government waste company the environmental impact of tea bags could easily be reduced if people started composting them. For the most part tea bags are compostable but there’s 30% which is not. To keep the tea bag from opening they sealed it with a strip of heat-resistant polypropylene plastic. Leaving this to collect in our landfills year after year. This is why Tease uses plant based materials (sugar cane & corn fibres) to make our pyramid bags, with no staples or plastic, leaving you with a biodegradable tea bag & no environmental guilt.

Fully Recyclable Packaging

All our tea packaging is made from recycled materials using 75% less waste than conventional manufacturing. Whenever possible, our team makes the effort to reduce our carbon footprint by hiring local businesses to support our co-packing, blending, and product manufacturing needs.

Tease lovers, you can rest easy tonight knowing you support a company whose ethics and values are the same as yours. We do our best to create the least impact on the planet and on the body with the existing technology on the market today.

Sheena Brady, Founder and CEO of Tease Tea and Certified Tea Sommelier.