A few years back I was reading an article about teabags and microplastic. Yes, the bags themselves can shed billions of particles of microplastics.
The Microplastic in Teabags
The Journal of Environmental Science & Technology published this article showing “that steeping a single plastic teabag at brewing temperature (95 °C) releases approximately 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics into a single cup”. Shocking right!
Plastic TeabagsWhilst we're not here to name and shame, you can quickly find out if you chosen cuppa brand uses plastic tea bags by taking a close look at the packaging information.
Most advertise now if they are plastic free but unless it says a bioplastic is used to seal the bag, likelihood is, plastic has been used.
Teabags Without PlasticNot only are Reusable Organic Cotton Tea Bag zero waste and plastic-free, they also allow you to enjoy a whole range of delicious, loose leaf tea!
Our delicious teas are mostly organic and biodynamic meaning they are also free from pesticides and herbicides etc.
Alternatively, a good stainless-steel infuser / strainer should last for decades. If it starts to get stained by the tea, just pop some baking soda and vinegar onto it and give it a good rub. It will come back to it's original sparkling self in no time.