teapigs Canada specialize in sustainable Packaging & Plant Based Tea Temples:
Our tea temples and the string attached are made from corn starch, a natural carbohydrate extracted from corn. The label on the end of the string is made from simple, old-fashioned paper. As a result, our tea temples are biodegradable and they’re compostable with your council food waste collection.
The outer cartons of our 15s packs and matcha products are made from FSC certified paper. FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. They are a brilliant organisation who only source wood from sustainably managed forests. We know that the paper they source comes from forests that will be protected and conserved for generations to come. What’s more, the ink we use to print on our cartons is vegetable-based, so you’re covered on all fronts. Just don’t try to eat it.
The clear inner bag that keeps your tea temples fresh and air tight is made from a wonder-material called Natureflex. The geniuses at Futurama (not the TV show) have figured out how to convert renewable wood pulp into airtight packaging, which means that this clear inner bag is both biodegradable and compostable! It might feel strange because it looks like plastic (!) but the Natureflex bags can be composted at home or with your local council food waste collection.
Most of the tea for our signature english breakfast tea comes from Gisenyi, Rwanda and we work with the Point Foundation to support orphans and vulnerable young people in the area. We make a donation to the Point Foundation with every pack of english breakfast tea we sell.
We’re also members of the Rainforest Alliance & Ethical Tea Partnership.