Plastic is Rubbish: Have you seen our new Plastic-Free products?
Plastic is Rubbish.
A recent study in the American Chemical Society Journal Environmental Science & Technology* found that plastic teabags release billions of micro-plastics and nano-plastics per cup. In fact 11.6 billion micro-plastics and 3.1 billion nano-plastics are released into a single cup. The study showed that the micro-plastics and nano-plastics can have some health implications when ingested over a long period of time and that they also have a damaging impact on the environment. To us micro-plastics and nano-plastics sound like a load of rubbish and something we do not want to be ingesting! We have always had plastic free, pyramid tea bags and we also encourage everyone to swap to loose leaf. Not only is it more cost effective, it tastes better and is better for the environment. Now that our packaging is also completely plastic free (since last year), the possibilities are endless and our customers can purchase our products guilt-free, knowing that they are free from environmentally harming plastics. We have recently launched some new plastic-free products that we are really excited about. You may have seen them on store or online but just in case you missed them, read more below.
Plastic Free Refills
Recycle and re-use with our Plastic Free refills which are now available in our Concept Store and on our website. They have already proven to be extremely popular with our customers. Although we love our tea tubes, our customers wanted refills so that they could re-use their tea tubes. We listened and now you can buy refills for all of our teas. The plastic looking material they are wrapped in is actually NatureFlex which is bio-degradable so recycle it or slip it in with your food waste. Once you have purchased your tea tube you can simply keep re-filling it! While you are at it, why not try out plastic-free self fill teabags? Perfect if you are a tea lover, on the run! Only available in our Concept Store (111 Rose Street) and online.
Plastic Free 10g Sachets
Do you have an eteaket tea that you really want to try but don’t want to risk getting a full caddy? No problem! We have introduced 100% plastic free 10g sachets for all of our teas, allowing you to purchase a small amount and have a few cups to see how you like it. You might just discover a few new favourite blends.
Plastic Free Tea Club
Are you ready to embark on a journey into the phenomenal world of tea, right from the cosy corner of your couch? (and do so with the knowledge that everything in our tea club, including all of the packaging right down to the stickers are 100% plastic-free). Our tea club memberships are a fabulous way to try out an amazing selection of tea whilst learning all about it along the way. Simply choose how long you would like your membership to last (3, 6, or 12 months), pay for your tea club, and that’s it! Your tea will arrive with you each month and we cover the costs of postage for you. It is a fabulous gift too! We simply can’t imagine anything better than monthly gifts of tea…
On the purchase of your tea club you will receive your tea chest. This will be your treasure trove for your tea along with our self-fill plastic free tea bags which will equip you with the means to drink responsibly. You will also receive our fabulous tea guide along with our periodic teable on the reverse. These will guide you to the perfect brew each time. Sip alongside this handy guide to gain an insight into each tea you receive and keep track of your favorites! You will receive three sachets of tea (roughly 10g each) to start you off. And each following month you will again receive a trio of teas!
We are with you along the way!
What’s even better is that we embark on this journey with you. Every month, via our eteaket Tea Tribe facebook group, we will be posting a video to go into some exciting detail about the trio of teas you have received. Moreover, their amazing versatility! Engage with us in the group and let us know how you are enjoying them. Also, which ones you love of course! If you try any recipes out from our videos, tell us how you got on. Our plastic-free tea club really is an eye opening tea-journey which will allow you to taste a myriad of teas as well as equip you with the means to drink responsibly. Sounds great doesn’t it? We can’t wait!
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Save the planet, drink tea.
We hope you are as excited about our new products as we are! If you have any questions about anything tea-related please do not hesitate to contact our Leaf tea experts via social media (@eteaket) or send us an email at [email protected] We are always happy to help!
* Environ. Sci. Technol. 2019, 53, 21, 12300-12310, Publication Date: September 25, 2019