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!
- Tea bags are 100% plastic-free, compostable teabags made from cornstarch.
- Pack size - 15 tea bags.
How to use: Place a teabag into a tea cup, add freshly drawn boiling water and brew for 3-5 minutes according to your preferred strength. Serve black or add milk and sugar according to tea/ taste.
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 Tea Bags
What does it replace and is it an improvement?
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 and they also do tea bags that are 100% plastic free!
Price wise, Tea Pigs are probably the most comparative due to their plastic free ethos. Tea Pigs offer a pack of 15 tea bags for £3.99, so at £4.45 these are not much different in price.
What is my review?
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!
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