Zero Waste Tea and Tea Bags

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.