Hot Weather and Plastic Free Packaging.
As an environmentally-friendly and eco-conscious tea company, we are always thinking about our impact on the planet. On top of selling a range of organic teas, we try to keep all our packaging plastic-free.
What do we use instead of plastic?
For the most part, we use bags made of brown craft paper with a buff paper liner, these are then folded over and sealed with the product label. These are ideal for transport and much more friendly to the environment. They are not a long-term packaging option, so you will want to transfer the leaves to a suitable airtight container when they arrive. This is important for preserving the aroma and taste of the tea.
There are rare occasions in which we are required to use plastic packaging, simply to protect the tea, for instance on hot days, we have found that delivery vans can reach very high temperatures. This can sometimes cause teas to lose their aroma and ultimately have an impact on the taste. We have found that plastic packaging is better for keeping tea fresh and retaining flavours in these high temperatures. As a result, we may choose to use plastic packaging in these circumstances in order to keep your tea fresh and tasting good. We’re dedicated to saving the planet, but don’t want to sacrifice the quality of the product, but rather find a balance that works for both Mother Earth and our customers.
We also prefer to use plastic for our ground coffee and coffee beans. This is due to the natural oils contained in these products, making paper an unsuitable material choice.
These are only minor instances in which we will adopt plastic. For most of our tea products, when the weather is relatively cool, we will stick to using as little plastic packaging as possible, after all our goal is to be an environmentally friendly tea company and we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to cut down our carbon footprint and help to protect the planet. To shop for our extensive ranges of teas visit theuklooseleafteacompany safe in the knowledge it will be delivered as fresh as the day it is packed direct to your door.