Which Tea Bag FOR ME?
Everyone is different. We all like different types of tea, we all have different budgets, but all tea drinkers now have an opportunity to make a significant change in the health and wellbeing of our planet.
All the tea bags on this website have ZERO PLASTIC content, and do not use chemicals or micro-granules to heat seal the contents into the bag.
We suggest you buy your own loose leaf tea that you enjoy, thus saving you money when compared to expensive tea bag brands.
Then fill our tea bags yourself and then you will reduce the wastage from not using tea brands that you do not like after the first taste.
Finally, relax with your favourite hot drink, knowing that today you have made a change that will help save our planet.
WHICH TEA BAG?
This will depend on the type of tea you plan to drink, what quality, and how far you wish to go to help your environment.
Generally speaking the larger the tea bag you can afford, the better the infusion of the tea leaves. We do not offer pyramid tea bags as these are often the most harmful to the environment being heat sealed with chemicals or micro-granules on three sides rather than two. Some tea companies offer non woven material such as nylon, polypropylene or silk which do not degrade in the earth and can be extremely harmful to wildlife - we do not offer these.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TEA BAGS
spice.boutique tries to offer an environmentally friendly product to suit all budgets:
spice.boutique self fill white paper tea bags are biodegradable and home compostable, not sealed by chemicals, glues or micro granules, have zero plastic content and are sealed with a 100% natural cotton drawstring and are the least expensive of our range.
Our unbleached paper tea bags are also biodegradable and home compostable,not sealed by chemicals, glues or micro granules, have zero plastic content and are sealed with a 100% natural cotton drawstring. They also have zero bleach (harmful dioxins) content and are our medium range tea bags.Our latest technology corn fibre tea bags take harmful paper mills out of the production process. They are also biodegradable and home compostable, not sealed by chemicals, glues or micro granules, have zero plastic content and are also sealed with a 100% natural cotton drawstring. They also have zero bleach (harmful dioxins) content. These tea bags are our premium range. SIZE OF TEA BAGS
Our tea bags are made from different materials which offer different sized filters to optimise the infusion for that particular flavour. So, a 7x9 cm unbleached paper tea bag will offer approximately the same infusion quality as a 6x8 cm corn fibre tea bag using the same tea.
If in doubt, one should always buy a bigger size than expected and then work down to a smaller size. This will help to determine the strength and taste required which may be different for each person.
In general terms, the type of tea and the quality of tea will determine the size of the tea bag that we would suggest you use. We can only speak in these general terms as you must be the final arbiter, but below are our ideas.
TYPE OF TEA