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Tea Time: 4 Simple Ways to Green Your Habit

Did you know tea is the second most consumed beverage next to water in the US?

If you’re a tea drinker you probably know its health benefits are numerous. Most teas contain high levels of antioxidants. And, tea has  been said to help lower bad cholesterol and may even help heart disease.

How can you make a good choice even better? Here’s 4 ways to green your tea habit:

1. Get rid of the string. When choosing boxed tea go for a brand with loose bags rather than a string. – what some call “English Pillow style” The string to your tea bag may seem innocent enough but it’s unnecessary and by going without you’re cutting down on materials used in production. Some brands without a string  – most Tetley Teas or  English Tea Store brand.

2. Choose tea from companies that practice fair trade. Some good choices include  Choice Organic Tea or Rishi Tea.

3. Use a reusable mug or cup. It’s the ever-obvious green advice that bears repeating. Splurge on a pretty cup and tea time will feel all the more luxurious.

4. DIY: You can make your own tea at home with a tea infuser. Rid yourself of the waste associated with tea bags. Check out this inexpensive tea infuser.

Cheers !

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

3 thoughts on “Tea Time: 4 Simple Ways to Green Your Habit

  1. I’m loving green tea lately, and I will try some of your suggested brands. thanks for the tip!

  2. i love the infuser idea! There was a shop at PSU (cheese shop?) that had 20-30 loose tea varieties you could try and enjoy at the cafe.

  3. I totally remember the tea/cheese shop at PSU! I spent way too much time in that store. These are great tips for greener teas, and I always prefer loose over packaged varieties.

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