Did you know that a single nylon tea bag releases 11.6 billion microplastics into a cup of tea? Researchers in Canada recently conducted a study sampling tea bags from four tea shops and cafes across Montreal and found each bag contained a thousand times more plastic than contained in table salt. Some of these microplastics are even small enough to penetrate human cells! To learn more information about this study, click here.
Want to enjoy your tea and avoid ingesting plastic? Watch the video below to learn about healthy, sustainable alternatives!
Interested in products featured in the video? Stop by Elden Street Tea Shop anytime to purchase your own sustainable tea filters, prices listed below!
Silicone Tea Bag (BPA Free): $5.50
Tea Filters (100ct): $5.00
Tea Ball Infuser: $4.25
Tea Witch: $5.50
King Kong Tea Ball: $5.50
Travel French Press Travel Mug: $34.95
We also have a B.Y.O.C (Bring Your Own Cup/ Canister) Program:
Bring your own cup: Bring your own cup and save! Save the planet, save some money!
Your own canister: Get .50 off your purchase
Purchase an ESTS canister to get further discounts:
8 oz ESTS canister: Get 15% OFF Every time you bring the canister back and fill up!
16 oz ESTS canister: Get 15% OFF Every time you bring the canister back and fill up 8oz.
Rachel Eisenfeld is the owner of Elden Street Tea Shop. She is a fan of Pu'er (poo-air) teas, refreshing and subtle white teas, and any tea mixed with bourbon. Rachel has been to many tea houses on the East Coast, Ireland, and San Franscico. She enjoys learning about the chemical process of making tea and international tea culture. During good times and bad, tea warms the soul.