Avoiding Pyramid Bags?
I’ve often wondered if plastic pyramid bags are safe, and try to avoid them if I can. I thought this article was interesting
Microplastics: Premium teabags leak billions of particles – study https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49845940
I’ve always been leery of plastics coming into contact with hot water for this reason. Most of the teas that come in those pyramid bags are overpriced anyways. When I travel, I carry my loose leaf tea in refillable paper teabags from Adagio. They are 100% paper and allow the leaves enough room to expand during steeping. Cheaper and better tasting than store bought teabags.
Definitely a concerning article (not really surprising, though). That said, for anyone who IS drinking tea from teabags – definitely reach out to whichever companies you’re purchasing your teabags from to confirm what the material they’re using is.
I know at DT we use soilon based tea sachets, which is a plant based, biodegradable material mostly made from corn starch (completely different material from the one in the article/study) and a bunch of other tea companies have confirmed they use the same material as well – such as Wize Monkey.