Pyramid Infusers vs Loose Leaf

We have been hand blending, packing and distributing our unique loose leaf products for the past 8 years and have often been asked if we offer our blends in “tea bags”.

Once we would have turned up our nose at such a thought.

As we have progressed on this fantastic adventure of tea, health, business & life we have learned that there are more options available for delivering our favourite blends, and the health benefits, to people who love them most, with out jeopardizing the quality of the hand blended products we have built our business from.

Our essential criteria for undertaking this new line of Pyramid infuser products was the following:

1/ Can we produce the product that is comparable to our loose leaf blends in taste, aroma & benefit to health.

2/ Can we produce the product that can break down naturally after use.

3/ Can we produce the product made from predominantly plant based material, therefore reducing our dependence on petroleum based components.

After thorough market research and testing (by placing samples into our own compost & seeing first hand how they naturally breakdown) we concluded that it was possible to produce a product that filled the above criteria, tasting great, being beneficial for consumer health, being as independent as possible from fossil fuels & decomposing naturally.

We found materials that decompose naturally under normal and correct composting conditions of humidity, heat & PH.
The fibres will then decompose back to natural sugars, the initial component the material is made from.

We will always continue to hand blend & pack our loose leaf blends and for those of you with a little less time or who just want to enjoy the convenience of tea bags, you can rest assured that our Pyramid Infusers are not as harmful to the earth or your health as you may have been led to believe.



Below is further information on the material we are using for our new Pyramid range.

Environmental circulation of polylactic acid

Using plant starch as its base material, this product is manufactured through processes that include lactic acid fermentation and polymerization (for polylactic acid). The result is then rendered into fibers and woven together. Its uniform opening affords the product a superior level of permeability, making it perfect for tea bag filters used with tea leaves.No harmful matter is detected upon extraction using boiling water. Deemed to be compliant with food, additive and other standards under the Food Sanitation Act (No. 370)Upon burying Soilon in the ground, following hydrolysis, the matter is completely broken down by microorganisms, after which it is eventually turned into water and CO2. The speed of degradation varies largely depending on the temperature, moisture and PH level of the soil, as well as the types and number of microorganisms presentWhen burning Soilon, the harmful gas (dioxin etc.) is not generated. Also the generation of greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) is less than usual plastic.Polylactic acid, the material used in Soilon, has reported to have bacteriostatic and mildew-proof properties.Plants, which are renewable, are used as the basic materials in Soilon, thereby helping to contribute to the development of a sustainable society. This aspect has enabled us to acquire “GreenPla” membership (No. 243).
What’s GreenPla
??????????“GreenPla” is a registered trademark of the Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA), which is a N.P.O. engaging in study, research and development to promote commercialization of plastics which are made from non-petroleum resources, and are biodegraded. Yamanaka Industry Co., Ltd. is a member of the JBPA “Mark”.