Reusable Organic Cotton Tea Bag
One Individual, Organic Cotton Plastic Free Tea Bag - 9cm x 9cm
Made with organic cotton (natural, unbleached).
Perfect for leaf and fruit teas, even coffee. Fill the bag with your desired tea/coffee and stew. Squeeze the bag and enjoy your drink! They can also go in tea pots too. 3 sides are stitched, with an opening for your tea leaves. A small drawstring to close. There’s also a little tag certifying that it’s made according to the GOTS standard.
It’s probable that most haven’t given much thought to the sustainability of teabags, but here’s some news for you if you didn’t already know: most paper teabags are only 70-80% biodegradable, as they are made with plastic polypropylene – A lot of paper teabags are also treated with epichlorohydrin, a potential carcinogen used in the production of epoxy resins.
Simply add loose tea, enjoy a fresh cuppa, then rinse or wash and enjoy again and again. Wash by turning inside out and composting all the tea. Soak in cold water to help prevent stains. Hand wash in your sink with a little washing up liquid, then a quick rinse under the tap. Line dry. For a deeper clean, soak the tea bag for a few hours in vinegar and water(apple cider or white vinegar) 1 part vinegar to two parts water. If the tea bag was used for tea with milk - hand wash after each use. If no milk, rinse and reuse 1-2 times (same day) and then hand wash.
The bags can also be used for whole spices in cooking such as homemade bouquet garni. Use to infuse or flavour sugars, sauces or even use in the bath for tea bath- just don’t mix them!
Organically farmed, No harm to the cotton farmer or local ecology, traceable and certifiably organic.
Who are GOTS?
GOTS or the Global Organic Textile Standard are a world leader in certifying organic fabrics from farm to factory. As an organisation, GOTS play a vital role in the production and transparency of the organic textiles supply chain.
Why is organic cotton so important to our planet and to South West Coast?
When we decided to stock a range of reusable produce bags, we didn’t just want to solve the problem consumers were currently facing: using a single use, flimsy plastic bag typically found in abundance in the fruit and veg section of all supermarkets, but we wanted to ensure that the fabric used to make these bags were :
Organic farming actively benefits the environment which is why GOTS are so important to us. Firstly the cotton farmers are not exposed to chemicals that are harmful to their health. Local eco-systems aren’t subjected or exposed to unnatural practices either as solutions are put in place that respect farmers and the local eco systems.
The Global Organic Textile Standard will only ever give their certification to farms that are committed to the GOTS standards.
We source all our organic cotton bags from the lovely Lowri at Ingreens who does her utmost to keep the supply chain as short and ethical as possible.