Five Eco Friendly Tea Habits To Adopt
If you are an avid tea drinker, then you know how good it feels to have a hot cup of well-made tea first thing in the morning. However, wouldn’t the experience be even more fulfilling if you knew that you can enjoy it knowing that you are not harming the environment? Well, if you are wondering how you can do this, we’ll tell you a few ways in which you can tweak your tea drinking and making habits so that they are eco-friendlier. Maybe you can even also impact others and inspire them to do the same!
1. Avoid Single Use Cups
Around 25 billion plastic cups are disposed of each year. This has dire consequences for the environment, since most of these cups are disposed of in already overflowing landfills which emit greenhouse gases that cause environmental depletion. One way in which you can curtail this is buying travel mugs or reusable mugs in which you can put your tea. This reduces the need to recycle every day, and keeps your tea much warmer!
2. Compost Used Tea Bags
Used tea bags and tea leaves have many nutrients. If you know anything about gardening, then you might want to compost your used tea bags and tea leaves to enrich your garden and provide your plants with nutrients so that they can grow in a healthy way. Tea boosts moisture levels and keeps your plants healthy. However, before you compost your tea waste, you must ensure that it does not contain any harmful, chemicals that can destroy the environment.
3. Reuse Tea Tins and Bags
Repurposing tea tins and tea bags is a great way to become eco-friendlier. By reusing these products, you can do your bit for the environment. Tea tins can be reused to store stationery and art supplies, and used tea bags can be put over the eyes to reduce puffiness. If you want to add flavour to your rice, you can also put in a tea bag while boiling it – it adds an irresistible subtle flavour.
4. Use Pour- Over Brewers
The pour-over method has gained immense popularity among tea drinkers. With a home-made pour over brewer, you can brew your loose-leaf tea the way you want it, and then use a cup to catch the water as it drips from the strainer. You might also want to use reusable filters that can be washed and used at least once more before disposing of them.
5. Avoid Buying Tea in Bulk
When you buy excess amounts of tea, it may end up getting spoiled causing you to throw it away. This habit is not very eco-friendly and can be changed by estimating how much tea you drink in a week or month and buying only that much of it. You can also reduce waste by separating the tea into individual brewing portions and only brew as much as you require.
Since the world is so corrupted with pollution, it is up to us to make it a better place for future generations. This starts with small changes which we make in our daily lives. Although we may not think that the impact is huge, even the littlest bit helps. Here at the Munnar tea shop, we use sustainable and eco-friendly practices while cultivating the tastiest tea in India. Whatever flavour you order from black tea, to green tea, matcha tea or golden tea, you can rest assured knowing that your tea has been produced keeping the environment in mind. Healthy, delicious, and eco-friendly – what more can you ask for?