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The Tea Centre’s convenient and eco-friendly tea bags
Say goodbye to dusty pouches filled with leftover fannings. The Tea Centre’s premium range of tea bags are fully biodegradable, GMO-free, and are filled with only our finest large leaves. This means our tea bags offer the convenience you know and love without sacrificing on wellbeing (for both you and the environment) or flavour!
We offer our full range of bestseller teas in our eco-friendly tea bags, which are then perfectly encased in our signature air-tight Tea Centre tins. This ensures our tea bags look beautiful when stored in your kitchen cabinet while also guaranteeing long-lasting freshness. Our tea bags are also the perfect addition to any gift and are a staple in any tea lover’s pantry.
The history of tea bags
Did you know that the invention of the tea bag was a complete accident? The history of the tea bags goes back to 1908 when a New York tea trader named Thomas Sullivan hoped to minimise shipping costs by packaging loose-leaf tea being transported to prospective clients in small silk pouches instead of crates (which was the norm at the time). One of Mr. Sullivan’s clients incidentally dropped his pouch in a cup of hot water when attempting to spoon out the loose leaves...and the tea bag was born!
The tea bag then went through a number of manufacturing upgrades—or downgrades, according to some tea purists—where silk pouches were switched out for gauze and later paper (which allowed for optimal brewing but were less eco-friendly) and the loose-leaf filling was switched out for the dusting and tea fannings (which are more cost-efficient but sacrifice on flavour). The Tea Centre has learnt from the history of the tea bag by offering a range that does not compromise the environment or flavour, but is still easy to use and comes at an affordable price.
What benefits make The Tea Centre’s tea bags special?
Unlike other commercial tea bags currently on the market, The Tea Centre’s tea bags are made of compostable material and do not contain harmful glues or chemicals. Our tea bags are made from 100% sugarcane, which means they are not only biodegradable but GMO-free! This is unlike cornstarch tea bags that, while compostable, may contain GMO elements.
Our tea bags are then encased in our signature tea tins, which not only look great but are reusable as loose-leaf tea storage! Simply bring your empty tea tin to your closest Tea Centre store and we will refill it at no extra cost.
Finally, The Tea Centre is not stopping there! We are currently working on creating a consciously crafted range of tea where the inner packaging is biodegradable and our tea bags are presented in a gorgeous AND compostable outer package. This will make our tea—at every level—something you can feel good about. Stay tuned!
Consider making a cup of tea using one of our tea bags the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of freshly steeped tea bags. You could even bring a tin of our tea bags to work; that way, you can enjoy the finest teas any time during the day.
How to brew tea using a tea bag
Buy tea bags online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with various types of tea bags available. Some of our most popular tea bags tins are chamomile, English breakfast and Stockholm blend. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.
Tea bags are a great on-the-go option, but for a more extensive range of boutique and delicious teas, be sure to take a look at our loose-leaf varieties.