A delicate steamed green tea with a mild taste and attractive softness that sets it apart from the more commonly-seen roasted green teas.
- Made in the UK
- Outer packaging made from card paper, window material is recycled plastic and the tube itself can be upcycled!
- Inner packaging made from NatureFlex™ - a biodegradable plastic made from wood pulp.
- Pack size - 125g
How to use: Add a teaspoon of loose leaf tea into a strainer or reusable tea bag and add it to your cup/tea pot. Add boiling water and brew for 3-5 minutes according to your preferred strength (or mood). Serve black or with a dash of milk. A slice of victorian sponge goes nicely on the side too!
Brand Story: NEMI Teas are a specialist London-based tea company that offers a variety of whole-leaf organic tea blends. They provide employment to refugees to give them local work experience and job readiness skills to enter the UK workforce and help them integrate into broader society. All NEMI’s sustainable teabags are plastic-free and fair trade-certified with biodegradable packaging.
Ingredients: Green Sencha
NEMI Tea - Green Tea Loose Leaf 125g
Did you know that a large number of high street tea bag brands contain plastic? The reason for this is so that they don't split when you pour hot water over them, but can mean that we're actually consuming small plastic particles with our brew, which is terrifying! Since finding this out, I have endeavoured to find a tea alternative that is plastic free. My first go to was loose leaf tea - I have tried a couple of different brands which, although tasted absolutely lovely, came packaged in a plastic wrap which defeats the object.
I then came across this brand. The plastic wrap that they use is NatureFlex™ which is made of wood pulp and is completely biodegradable.
Price wise, 100g of loose leaf black tea from Whittards is £6.50. At £5.45 for 125g, this is a cheaper option on the market.
As a fond tea lover, I am very excited to give this a go when I can drink caffinated drinks again (currently drinking decaf due to pregnancy). I will update this section in the new year when baby has arrived.
My rating: TBC - Watch this space!