Does my tea bag contain plastic?

As you may be aware Traidcraft’s Great Taste Award Winning Tea is packaged locally at Ringtons, a family run business for over a century. The tea bags contain a very small amount of plastic to seal them.
Ringtons were not content with this and, since August 2019, they have been testing a new environmentally conscious tea bag material on a trial basis. The tea bags passed all the stringent tests. The new material (PLA) contains a bio-plastic which has been made from plants. Please note: the Decaffeinated Traidcraft Breakfast Blend Blend tea bags are not bio plastic.
In July 2022, Traidcraft rolled out the new tea bags with bio-based plastic in our popular range of Traidcraft tea bags with one exception (above).
For more information see the Traidcraft website.