Eco-Friendly Tea: Loose Leaf. Organic. Steeped to Perfection.
The Tea Spot is committed to offering the finest teas in the world, with both organic single–source traditional teas and unique handcrafted blends. We are committed to producing the finest teas by combining fresh, flavorful ingredients with ageless customs to produce tastes and aromas like you’ve never experienced before. Full leaf signature teas – handcrafted in Boulder, Colorado – are made with carefully harvested teas. Our teas are harvested and processed by traditional methods from the world’s best estates. Traditionally harvested teas are more eco-friendly than the machine processed teas used in tea bags.
Loose Tea is an extremely eco-friendly beverage, as shown by Nigel Melican's extensive carbon footprint analysis. The carbon footprint of a cup of loose-leaf tea is, on average, about 20g CO2. That’s the energy it takes to produce and transport the tea & packaging, among other factors. In comparison, the carbon footprint of a cup of beer is 374g, a can of soda is 129g and a cup of cow's milk is about 225g, making loose tea a far better choice than any of these. Additionally, loose tea has one-tenth the carbon footprint of teabag tea. This means you (and the environment) are spared numerous carbon-intensive packing materials like nylon or paper teabags, the box, and the plastic wrap around the box. The antioxidants found in full leaf tea exhibit activity greater than that of fresh fruits and vegetables, and 20 to 30 times more potent than Vitamin C or E.
Top 5 Ways Loose Tea Reduces Your Carbon Footprint:
1. ELIMINATE WASTE: No tea bags and excess packing... No landfill...
2. REUSE: Resteep leaves for added "green" factor, value, & enjoyment!
3. COMPOST used leaves.
4. REUSE / RECYCLE metal tea tins.
5. BONUS... Resteep your tea leaves a final time to water your house plants.
Eco-Friendly Tea Ware: Reusable. Premium Materials for Premium Taste.
Our green designs incorporate modern functionality with material intended for re-usability. Reusable tea accessories eliminate the landfill waste that other single-use disposable products create. All of our Steepware® products are intended to be enjoyed over a lifetime. Our ceramic & porcelain tea mugs, cups, and teapots are made with lead-free glazes. Our Tuffy Steeper is a durable, collapsible, travel tea infuser, designed to be re-usable and compatible with an array of cups, mugs, & teapots. Our Tea Traveler allows you to take premium loose tea to-go, while avoiding disposable cups that end up in landfill. Reuse is a key character of eco-friendly products. It's also no accident that our modern Steepware® designs are made using premium tea brewing materials that allow the best tasting cuppa tea to be revealed. At The Tea Spot, you can enjoy the modern design conveniences and indulge your senses by experiencing tea the way it was meant to be.