Which Teas Don’t Have Plastic in Their Tea Bags?
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly tea brand or want to make sure you aren’t ruining the environment with your cuppa, here are some of the teas that don’t contain plastic in their tea bags:
Yogi Tea’s tea bags are made from natural, sustainably-sourced, unbleached paper with no plastic. Plus, their teas are USDA organic certified and Non-GMO Project Verified.
Numi Organic Tea
Numi’s bags are made from manila hemp, wood pulp, and unbleached paper, with a 100% biodegradable string, printed with non-toxic, water-based inks. They use no glue, staples, or other plastics in their bags.
Kiss Me Organics
Kiss Me Organics’ tea bags are made with non-GMO and non-irradiated ingredients and packaged in eco-friendly, biodegradable materials. They are free of BPA, plastics, and bleach, and all the teas are organic and Fairtrade certified.
Top Picks From Other Brands
Here’s a list of some more tea brands that have made the move to compostable, eco-friendly tea bags:
- Rishi Tea: Rishi Tea uses a novel, plant-based, starch-free material for its tea bags, allowing for quicker degradation by microorganisms.
- Twinings: Twinings has created a degradable material that produces oxygen and carbon dioxide when buried.
- Tetley: Tetley’s tea bags are made of a plant-based natural material called Abacá, which can degrade in just 12 weeks.
- Lipton: Lipton tea bags are now made with an environmentally friendly material that degrades in 12 weeks or less in the right environment.
Making sure you’re drinking sustainably-sourced tea is an easy way to reduce your plastic consumption and lessen your environmental impact. So when you make your next cup of tea, look for the brands that are making an effort to be more environmentally friendly.