There is suddenely a buzz about tea bags. It seems that there is also plastic in tea bags. Who knew? There is a clip doing the rounds on Facebook of a BBC2 video showing plastic being mixed with the paper of the tea bag. It also is resource intensive in terms of the amount of water used in the manufacturing process.
I must admit that I am an avid coffee drinker. I could have 10 cups a day without having any side effects. Well as least I think so, apart from the weight gain because of the milk. I’ve tried giving up milk just not been successful longterm.
But in the last couple of months I have changed my morning drink with breakfast to a cup/mug of tea. My son bought me a lovely glass teapot for Christmas that I have been using every day. I generally make a pot and have two cups and one when I sit at the computer after breakfast. After hearing all the bad press about tea bags I’m really happy I changed to buying loose tea months ago. And just to mention my extra bit of happiness is that that my canister that I bought, originally from Tea Merchants in Cavendish, happily refilled my container with loose rooibos tea. I’m sure there are other options for loose leaf tea that are a bit cheaper but I’m happy to have this zero waste store nearby.