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What’s in your [tea] bag?

Conscious consumption is all the rage today.

If not regularly, chances are you too have, at some point in your life, separated paper from plastic, metal from glass. That you’ve eaten sustainably grown produce, opted out of fast fashion and chosen to pool instead of ride solo. Though, it’ll be foolish to think that you can make an impact on the world with occasional days of recycling, good eating, and mindful shopping. Experts vouch for this and so do we that choosing mindfully should start small and happen every day. For, a single, small, insignificant-looking change in your day-to-day habits is far more impactful than a day of many good deeds.

Take the daily cuppa for that matter- the mainstay of our mornings and meals. If you are anything like us, you love your tea strong, fresh and brimming with delicious flavors that can happen only due to rigors of nature and good growing and blending practices.

And even though you cannot always immerse yourself in the pageantry that’s demanded with loose leaf preparation, the pleasures of good leaf tea are still achievable with the magic and the convenience of the tea bag.

Where tea bag went wrong

The words ‘tea bag’, unfortunately, invokes a bland memory of a tight, rectangular pouch stuffed with what barely just qualifies as tea. This [unexciting] contraption has been around forever, changed little, and has always been, for some reason, punctured with steely staple pins that make the whole thing, if not more, just as hard to savor.

Staple pin woes aside, the rectangular shape of the tea bag is good for very little more than occupying less space in a cup. Also, the tea within is devoid of good flavors, is dust-grade, steeps too fast and turns bitter even quicker.

So, while the whole new way of bagging tea in ergonomic pyramidical pouches feels like a step in the right direction – roomy bags that can accommodate good, whole leaf teas- somewhere it went horribly wrong when someone decided to make it out nylon– one of the most earth-unfriendly material there is. Yes, nylon is a safe kind of plastic, durable and rather heat accommodating, but it’s not just the melting point or the glass transition temperature of the material that’s a matter for concern. The problem is also that in its current form there’s no good or the right way for consumers of bagged tea to recycle the spent product. Most nylon tea bags invariably end up in the compost bins and as terrible as it may be, there’s very little effort being spent of separating the pouch from the foliage.

What’s better than a pyramidical tea bag? A biodegradable pyramidical tea bag

Inspired to impact, we launched our newest range of tea bags that make drinking good tea good for the environment as well. Modeled after the more familiar tetrahedron tea bags that have come to be a part of the modern tea convention, ours are made from real corn foliage and hence 100% biodegradable. We pack our tea bags with high-quality loose leaf tea, and the pyramidal shape of the bag allows the tea to unfurl properly and steep better. Also, this way of bagged tea ensures that you drink better and drink guilt-free.

Our range of bagged tea presently features 15 variants of TGL tea. Drop one in a cup, steep it to your liking and toss the spent bag it in the compost bin once done. You’ll drink better knowing that your favorite tea was packed in a safe, biodegradable contraption that ensures the integrity of the brew and is also good for the world.

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