In the UK every year we use 61 billion tea bags – that’s enough to cover 31,000 football pitches. Most of these will end up in landfill, as the materials used to make tea bags are very often not biodegradable.
With the right equipment, loose leaf tea can be as simple and easy as a teabag – to make and even to clear up. The teapot you use can also change how your tea tastes. Here’s our guide on what to look for and what to avoid when choosing your loose tea teapot.
We think a bigger loose tea revival is overdue. There are plenty of benefits to choosing loose over teabags, but now more than ever we need to reduce consumption of unnecessary packaging – and in many situations, teabags fall into this category: products with unnecessary packaging.
Earlier this year we had some very special visitors in our store in St Christopher’s Place – Josep Roca, one of the three Roca Brothers who are 3-star Michelin chefs and owners of El Celler de Can Roca, and The Macallan whisky maker Steven Bremner. They were filming for their new documentary ‘Distil Your World’, which shows three Roca Brothers and Steven embark on an explorative journey to some of the most iconic places in the world.