Great-tasting tea that’s better for the land, its people and the environment—this is the mission that drives Teatulia®. It’s a mission reflected in every decision we make about our tea, including how we package it.
That’s why when we introduced Teatulia Organic Teas from Bangladesh to the United States we did it with a revolutionary new tea packaging solution—an earth-friendly eco-canister made from recyclable and compostable materials, all designed with less waste in mind.
Our revolutionary eco-canister packaging doesn’t just look good…it does good.
Crafted from post-consumer waste
Crafted from post-consumer waste, our eco-canisters are 100% recyclable to help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills.
Post-consumer waste is material that has served its intended use to a consumer, has been discarded, recovered from waste destined for landfill, and can be recycled into something new.
According to the American Forest & Paper Association, every ton of paper that is recovered saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. According to the Environmental Paper Network, waste paper accounts for more than one-third of solid waste, and solid waste in landfills account for 34% of all human-related methane emissions. Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the U.S. from human activities and contributes to Earth’s depleting ozone layer.
Our commitment to use recycled content for our packaging helps save wood, water, and energy as well as cuts down on landfill waste and pollution.
No wrappers, strings, tags, or staples
To do our part in reducing landfill waste, we produce our convenient tea bags without the extra wrappers, strings, tags, and staples other tea companies use.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans sent about 167 tons of trash to landfills in 2013—that’s a staggering 915 pounds per day! Also according to the EPA, about 42 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are created by the way we dispose of food products and trash.
By omitting unnecessary packaging materials for just our square paper tea bags, we’re able to keep about 10,752 pounds of waste* out of landfills each year.
*Based on comparing weight of Teatulia’s 16 square tea bags to another tea company’s 16 tea bags that include wrappers, strings, tags, and staples.
Our eco-canisters are 100% compostable, so they break down into natural, non-toxic elements that don’t harm the environment.
Compostable packaging is made from materials that are able to disintegrate into natural elements found in the environment. Even better, when compostable materials break down they release valuable nutrients into the soil, aiding the growth of trees and plants. Compostable materials will degrade within months and produce no toxic residues.
We chose to use compostable materials because they use less energy and water and release less harmful pollution into the environment than their conventional packaging counterparts.
Water-based ink printed labels
We print our packaging labels using only water-based inks made from renewable and sustainable raw materials.
Water-based inks are non-toxic, require no harmful chemical solvents to clean, don’t contain lead or any heavy metals, and produce extremely low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are carbon-based chemicals that are emitted from a variety of solvents, fuel, and chemicals, which dissolve into our environment to become air pollutants, creating smog and affecting our air quality.
We use water-based inks because they are better for the environment, conserving both energy and water and omitting less pollution.
Plastic free tea bags
A recent study that indicates some of our competitors’ premium sachet teabags made from petrochemical-derived PET plastic or nylon can leave billions of microplastic particles in their tea during the steeping process. Teatulia tea bags are made from plant starch, no microplastics involved. Read our official statement.
Compostable tea bags
In addition to being free of extra packaging materials like strings, tags, and staples, Teatulia's tea bags are made from unbleached, compostable materials that are both GMO-free and chemical-free.
Our pyramid tea bag: Whole leaf teas packaged in single serving plant based pyramid tea bags.
Our square tea bag: Fine-cut teas packaged in paper square tea bags.