Meet the (Home Compostable) Family
Health & Well-BeingClassic Teabags | Green
Spring's herald brings good fortune, stands for fidelity, lives in freedom. Sky beckons earth. Legs flight ready. Wings lift spirits.
AROMA: Subtle hint of green
PALATE: Vegetal, toasty complexity
Subtle flavor & gentle character calm the soul. Vitamins & antioxidants enliven the spirit.
Creating the Universal Language for Aroma
Why is it so difficult to articulate what we are smelling?
The Art: Right Brain
“Aroma is a powerful trigger of memory; a brief whiff can create vivid, potent images in our mind, associated with a confluence of recollections.” - Lana Sutherland | CEO, TEALEAVES
Exploring the relationship between aroma and mood, each blend is crafted in homage to a unique scent memory. The mood of Health & Well-being is Enlivened.
The Science: Left Brain
Utilizing headspace gas chromatography to index scent molecules in our blends, and applying Microsoft's Principles of Inclusive Design to create codified data visualization, we created the first iteration of the Language of Aroma.
Discover our right and left-brained approach to articulate this ever elusive sense: LanguageOfAroma.com
When looking to make changes in our packaging, we deeply examined innovative leaders in this field. NatureFlex, a backyard compostable renewable material, was selected to transition out our plastic packaging. Made of Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified birch and eucalyptus wood pulp, NatureFlex is an industry-leading innovation in sustainable tea packaging. The NatureFlex envelopes reduce plastic waste, while safeguarding the quality and delicate complexity of the tea leaves themselves. Compared to an estimated 100 to 500 years for petroleum-based plastics, the envelopes will take up to 6 months to break-down in garden compost.
Better Than Biodegradable
IT'S NOT PLASTIC.
Each teabag is home compostable, leaving no trace behind. The envelopes are made from NatureFlex, a material comprised of renewable woodpulp which breaks down in the compost along with the sachet.
WHY IS IT SPECIAL?
The entire product is home compostable! This means that it can fully break down within a short period of time without the support of a commercial facility, providing a truly sustainable life cycle.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH BIODEGRADABLE?
Other options on the market, such as 'biodegradable' or 'industrial compostable' packaging, are not as sustainable because they require a commercial facility to be composted. These facilities are often inaccessible and therefore the products typically end up in landfills. These options do not provide a zero-waste experience where the entire product can be disposed of in your home compost bin.
HOW TO DISPOSE OF IT?
We wanted to make being environmentally friendly as easy as possible for you! You can discard this product in your backyard compost or in your food bin collected by your municipality. You can rest easy knowing your teabags won't end up in the landfill.
MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA
As we rapidly approach 2 degrees of warming, the need for drastic climate action cannot be ignored.
Every choice we make, no matter how small, makes a difference.
TEALEAVES gives you the options to choose the best tasting cup of tea with minimal impact on our one and only planet Earth. Loose-leaf tea, sustainable tea packaging and tea bags, natural teas and flavors, no artificial ingredients or fillers. An assortment of blends designed from nature, for nature. From Organic Botanical Powders to fully home compostable iced tea sachets and tea bags - all allowing you to make the best choice for both you and the planet.
To learn more, we welcome you to explore In Good Taste, a TEALEAVES Food Sustainability Initiative. Our In Good Taste Project seeks to reveal the truths and myths behind the science, theory and practice of taste, so that you can use that knowledge to design a better life.
Pour yourself a cup of tea and join us in the conversation, won't you?