Maybe I’m a bit late, but I just discovered that there is plastic in my tea bag. Oh, no!

It turns out that tea bags are only 70-80% biodegradable. They contain a plastic compound called┬ápolypropylene. That’s a synthetic plastic resin that is used in lots of packaging, but that doesn’t mean I want traces of it in my tea.

Maybe I’m just being paranoid about that last part, but it’s still not that good for the environment. According to – more than 165 million cups of tea are brewed each day in the United Kingdom. Also, 96% of those cups were brewed using polypropylene (The Guardian). That makes a substantial environmental impact when taken all together.

I guess the only solution for me is to drink loose leaf tea and use a pot and strainer.

How posh and proper?!

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