Two Leaves and a Bud Whole Leaf Tea Sachets
To minimize waste, our teas are packed in a sachet that is certified compostable. The material is made from plants, not petroleum. It will biodegrade into water and CO2 after about one month in a compost-rich with microorganisms at a temperature of 122°F (50°C) and 80 percent humidity. (So home composts likely will not provide the needed environment for the decomposition of these sachets.) This material is safe and non-toxic and doesn’t melt in hot water.
Packaged for freshness
The envelopes made with Natureflex are certified compostable. The renewable raw material used to make these envelopes is non-GMO wood pulp typically sourced from hardwood like eucalyptus from plantations. (The plantations are certified by Forest Stewardship Council® and the PEFC®.) The envelopes will biodegrade in soil, salt water or in an industrial or home compost! The material is food-safe and non-toxic.
The other half of the envelopes are made using Reverte™ — an innovative product used around the world to degrade plastics. Reverte™ is designed to address the terrible problem of plastic bags floating in the sea and harming sea life. This product won’t end up littering the environment, as it will decompose when exposed to air and natural light. That means, it is not designed to degrade in a home compost pile. Reverte™ additives comply with FDA and EC Food Contact regulations and are harmless to humans, animals, and plant life and are non-toxic, leaving no known harmful residues in the soil or waste streams. To learn more about the product visit http://www.reverteplastics.com
Paisley Label Teas in Traditional Teabags
Small choices that make a difference
We realize these are not perfect solutions, but consider them preferable when evaluated against the alternatives, like foil-lined envelopes – which are neither compostable nor recyclable – used by many tea companies. Even though we are a small company and a tiny user of this type of product, we know our choices make an impact, and so do yours!