At Love Tea, we place a lot of care and thought into our packaging selections. Please note the following when disposing of your Love Tea packaging

The Love Tea Box

All Love Tea box packaging is made from post consumer recycled cardboard to reduce the amount of plantation timber utilised to make the stock and also help recycle the already abundant amount of cardboard produced in the world today. We also print on these boxes using vegetable based inks to reduce the amount of harmful solvents used that can often have unintended harmful effects on the environment.

These boxes (and the clear cello pouch inside) will easily break down in your home compost in a few months.

Pyramid Tea Bags

If you have purchased our pyramid tea bags, these are made from a biodegradable plant based material called ‘Soilon’ which is not plastic.

We have personally tested these tea bags in our own home compost, and witnessed them breakdown, however it’s important to note, they will definitely take longer than other compost items to decompose. These Soilon bags have met all compostability standards in Japan, Europe and North America. The manufacturers recommend commercial composting as a quicker alternative to address this longer time of breakdown.

If you are looking for the most environmentally friendly option, we will always recommend drinking loose leaf tea.

The Clear Pouch

The clear pouch that holds all tea products (Loose leaf and tea bags) inside the box is made from a plant based cellophane material called NatureFlex. This is not a fossil fuel based polypropylene as is often used with food packaging. This too can be placed in your home compost and will successfully breakdown in a few months.

Proudly part of 1% for the Planet

Through our partnership with 1% for the Planet we are dedicated to donating 1% of annual revenues to a range of environmental organisations worldwide. We believe it is our environmental responsibility to reduce our negative impact and to support non-for-profit organisations who are working towards improving the natural environment for future generations.