On International Tea Day, Say No to Tea bags

On International Tea Day, Say No to Tea bags

tea is best enjoyed as loose tea leaves. teabags have plastic which is problematic for you and the planet
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This International Tea Day, Say No to TEA BAGS!



A drink that can calm you at night & give you the freshness to begin your day,


A drink that aids in weight loss & also helps in detoxifying your body, 


A drink that needs no reason to drink & can be enjoyed at any time. 


This International Tea Day, let’s cherish the cultural tradition of enjoying tea on every occasion. Whether you like it with milk or simply enjoy a warm cup of green tea, it doesn’t matter. Tea does its own wonder when it’s consumed. 


When it comes to green tea, it is mostly seen that people use teabags to diffuse the flavour in warm water. Due to its ease, people use tea bags to consume tea almost every day. All it requires you to do is boil a cup of water and dip the bag. Wait for a few moments & sip your tea. 


Quite easy, right? 


However, something beyond tea might be entering your body too. This takes us to an experiment that you need to know about. 

the experiment

The experiment collected commercial teabags from different manufacturers. The teabags were cut open and the tea was separated from the bag. This was done to ensure that the particles leaching into the water are exclusively from tea bags only. On being brewed in hot water, the tea bags released plastic particles. 


With the help of electron microscopy it was revealed that when a single plastic tea bag is brewed at a high temperature, it releases 11.6 billion microplastics & 3.1 billion nanoplastics in each cup. No matter how strongly you would like to believe that a paper bag is much healthier, it is not. Paper tea bags are not entirely made from paper, they contain nylon, thermoplastic, PVC or polypropylene. 


Along with causing harm to your body, the used tea bags also add up to the landfills. Owing to the plastic particles present in tea bags, they cannot be composted. In the landfills, it adds up to the pollution and the chemicals leach into the air, water and soil n that area. A tea bag that seems to be convenient for your use is dangerous for your body & the planet.

so, what can be done?

No matter what the material of tea bags, it is always going to end up in waste. Moreover, you can never be sure about the materials used in making those tea bags. Instead, you can relieve yourself from worrying about microplastics by getting loose green tea in jars or paper packing. 


With loose tea, no material will be brewed along with the tea, eliminating the risks of having microplastics. Also, the tea jar can be reused and paper bags can be shredded and composted. These two options are not only eco-friendly but also safe for your consumption. At awenest, we have some of the best tea flavours for you to explore. 

green tea is beyond a beverage…

Green tea is not just a drink that is consumed to remain healthy. It is a tradition for some, a way to connect and bond, for some it denotes a me-time and it holds a different meaning for every individual. To meet the different needs of unique individuals, awenest has brought a wide range of tea collections. When you consume awnes-tea, we deliver it to you in an eco-friendly & healthy way. 


We make sure that the mesmerizing fragrance in your cup just contains the tea and no plastics. Some of the best flavours of tea that we have include - 


  • Blue pea tea

  • Habibi Hibiscus tea

  • Rose Royale tea

  • Refreshing spearmint tea

  • Lush lavender tea


These are just some of the flavours that we have, to check out the whole collection you can explore more. This International Tea Day, let’s take an oath to consume tea in a way that proves to be good for our health and does not harm the planet. 

this International Tea Day let’s be green 

2020 was the year in which United Nations decided to observe 21st May as an International tea day. The sole purpose was to raise awareness for sustainable production and the economic significance of tea all around the world. However, as a consumer, what we can do is adopt sustainable consumption options. It is the best step you can take to align with the UN’s purpose of sustainability. 


Ditch the tea bags and brew some loose tea leaves. After all, there is a different beauty in feeling the texture of your tea and enjoying the aroma as it brews in boiling water. Let’s keep plastic out of our diet and help the environment in this fight too!


So, from now onwards, don’t brag about the teabag, 

Because it has plastic that can be problematic. 

Instead, shift to awenes-tea,

Because the environment breathes when you use loose tea leaves. 



Photo by Alice Pasqual on Unsplash


Author - brinda shah is a freelance content writer. she is a ca turned into a writer who loves to read, write & meditate. you can connect with her on linkedin  and on instagram 

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