Use loose leaf tea

Use loose leaf tea

Tea didn't always come in tea bags – return to a more traditional method of brewing by using loose leaf tea, which avoids the plastic found in most conventional tea bags

Brits drink 60 billion cups of tea per year, 96% of those from tea bags.



  • Arguably tastes better
  • Available in a variety of types and flavours
  • Tea leaves can be put into your compost


  • Needs investment in strainers or a loose leaf tea pot

Making a difference

Major UK coffee chains including Coffee#1, Benugo, and Boston Tea Party now have a variety of loose-leaf offerings.

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Photo Credit: Alice Pasqual