125g Loose or 15 Tea Bags
A delicate steamed green tea with a mild taste and attractive softness that sets it apart from the more commonly-seen roasted green teas.
Source - tea leaves from the hills of Zhejiang province in the east of China.
The Tea Bag
For many, a cuppa brewed with a tea bag is part of their daily ritual and in many countries the teabag reigns supreme.
The first use of the teabag dates back to over 100 years ago, when a New York tea merchant sent out samples of tea packed into silk bags. People assumed that the bags were to be used in the same way as metal infusers, and placed the entire bag into the pot to brew the tea. It was then that the convenience of the teabag was born.
Most tea bags today are made from a blend of manilla hemp, cellulose and thermoplastic fibres, some companies refer to the plastic element in their bags as synthetic fibres. Nemi tea bags material is made from corn starch.
The one thing all tea companies do seem to agree on is that loose leaf tea in a teapot makes a superior tasting tea. Nemi loose leaf teas come in a simple, plastic-free, cardboard tube that can be upcycled. Our premium loose-leaf tea is also packaged in a 100% biodegradable pack made of a material called Natureflex.
The tea bag material is made from corn starch. Both teabags and loose-leaf tea are packed in a material called NatureFlex™. It uses films that are based strongly on renewable resources. NatureFlex™ films are based on cellulose. Cellulose is one of the most naturally abundant organic material and comes from renewable wood pulp, typically sourced from hard wood species such as eucalyptus.
Once you’re finished with your NatureFlex, bob your bag in your food waste bin so it can be industrially composted in 45 days. Our tubes are made of food-grade cardboard with a recyclable plastic window and are meant to be refilled with more of our teas or up-cycled to be used as a pen-stand, to keep your tooth-brushes or even keep your paint-brushes!
How To Use
A teaspoon of loose leaf or a tea bag goes into a tea cup, brew for 3-4 minutes in 90° water according to your preferred strength.