Tea has been consumed for centuries in various forms, but the invention of tea bags revolutionized the way we enjoy it. It's fascinating to see how much work goes into making these little bags of tea. At Genuine Tea, we wanted to highlight the journey from harvest to cup to show you the care that goes into each step. We use biodegradable plant-based pyramid tea bags to ensure that our love for the environment is reflected in every cup we brew. So, come with us on this journey through the fascinating world of tea bag production.
1. Plucking the Tea Leaves
The first step in the journey is arguably the most essential. Tea leaves are hand-plucked by expert farmers who carefully choose the right leaves for the right season. These tea leaves can come from anywhere, from the high hills of the Himalayan mountains to the lush green gardens of Darjeeling. The leaves are then taken to a factory where they are sorted and processed. The tea leaves are meticulously sorted based on size and quality, and are then dried using different techniques.
2. Creating the Tea Bag
After the tea leaves are dried and processed, it's time to make the tea bag. Tea bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but at Genuine Tea, we use biodegradable plant-based pyramid tea bags. These tea bags are made using sustainable materials that can be composted and turned into soil. The pyramid shape of the tea bag allows for better infusion of the tea leaves, resulting in a more full-bodied cup of tea.
3. Filling the Tea Bag
Once the tea bags are created, it's time to pack them with tea leaves. The amount of tea used in each bag varies based on the type of tea. Some teas like black tea require more leaves than green tea to create a balanced cup. The tea leaves are packed into the tea bag with precision and care, ensuring that each bag contains the right amount of tea for the perfect cup.
4. Packaging the Tea Bags
After the tea bags are filled, they are packaged for sale. Tea bags can be wrapped individually or in sets. The packaging of tea bags varies, but at Genuine Tea, we use minimal packaging to reduce waste and promote sustainable living. Our tea bags are packaged in recyclable paper boxes that can be easily disposed of or recycled.
5. Brewing the Perfect CupFinally, the tea bag is ready to be brewed. To get the best flavour, it's essential to use the right temperature water and steep time. Black tea requires a higher temperature and a longer steep time, while green tea requires a lower temperature and a shorter steep time to prevent it from becoming too bitter. Once brewed, the tea bag can be composted, and the tea can be enjoyed to its fullest.
The journey of a tea bag from harvest to cup is fascinating, and at Genuine Tea, we strive to make it as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. Our biodegradable plant-based pyramid tea bags, minimal packaging, and commitment to sustainable farming practices are just a few of the ways we show our love for the environment. We hope that as a tea enthusiast or a health-conscious millennial, you'll join us in celebrating the journey of your favourite tea from harvest to cup.