I bet you’ve never given a thought to the sustainability of teabags! But here’s some news for you if you didn’t already know: most paper teabags are only 70-80% biodegradable, as they are made with plastic polypropylene – Eek! You may have noticed yourself that the teabags in your compost heap degrade mostly, but not completely. A lot of paper teabags are also treated with epichlorohydrin, a potential carcinogen used in the production of epoxy resins.
So what can you do? Drink loose leaf tea from a handmade linen teabag that you can use over and over again! It’s easy to clean and you can tip used tea leaves out into your compost garden.
It’s perfect for brewing your kombucha tea, or you can pop it in your teapot.