spice.boutique self fill tea bags contain zero plastic as policy.
This means that our tea bags are 100% biodegradable and home compostable. Wherever possible, all other packaging is biodegradable, recycled or recyclable, and using vegetable based ink. We discourage bleaching and do not use genetically modified materials.
We are constantly seeking to improve so we welcome comments, questions, or queries on our Facebook page or by email.
We encourage our customers to put their own, fresh, loose leaf tea inside our tea bags and then pull the 100% natural cotton drawstring tight to seal. This eliminates any need for impurities in the tea to increase shelf life.
Three sides of our tea bags are joined together using an ultrasound and compression technique. This technique is not suitable to hold dry tea for any length of time - which is why the large commercial tea producers use heat seal plastics. Note that pyramid tea bags are actually worse because they use more sealing plastics.
spice.boutique tea bags are not coated in heat resistant polypropylene unlike other commercial big brand tea bags. We use uncoated raw materials.
Our clear packaging has been manufactured to our own triple layer specification. It is made from a treated BOPP material that disintegrates to primarily water.
Tea bags are technically classed as a food product in the UK, and this means we have to attain the highest standard of food certification. Our packaging is food certified.
Our triple layer packaging has an outer layer that reduces ultra violet damage to the contents, a middle dense core offering strength, and an inner layer that is untreated to ensure it is acid free for food certification.
For further information on tea bags and the environment, see our page here.