Unfortunately keeping beautiful food products like our teas fresh has in the past relied heavily on petrochemical plastics. These are bad news for a large number of reasons, not least their lack of sustainability and high GHG emissions. Fortunately there are now sustainable alternatives that we are delighted to be able to use.
The clear bags that keep our teas nice and fresh are made of Natureflex. This amazing material, which is made using wood pulp from sustainable plantations, actually has better barrier properties than the old polypropylene bags. It is both biodegradable and compostable.
Our fuso teabags are made from cornstarch, another sustainable source. These pyramid bags not only work far better when brewing than the old paper bags, but also contain no petro based plastics.