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There are many reasons that we here at Pekoe Sip House have chosen to specialize in loose leaf tea, and I’ll give you a hint: It’s not just about the flavor! As a B-Corp, we are committed to harnessing the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
In honor of Earth Day, we want to remind our customers and neighbors why we care so much about environmentally friendly practices:
We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our footprint and leave this world better than we found it.
That’s why all our locations being wind powered, we compost all our tea and coffee grounds, which customers can pick up from us to use in their gardens. Also, the paper and plastic products we use are over 99% compostable with ceramic options for reuse in house.
We have chosen to reduce our impact on the environment not just by composting our tea and coffee grounds, but by making the type of tea we serve more environmentally friendly to begin with.
There are many reasons why loose leaf tea is preferable to tea bags.
* Loose leaf tea requires less processing and energy to prepare than tea bags.
* Loose leaf tea requires fewer packaging materials to deliver the final product to you. No chemicals are used in the preparation of loose leaf tea (and, in turn, ingested by the drinker – so it’s better for your body than teas that are individually packaged).
* When you return your loose leaf tea to the ground, you create healthier compost in your garden.
This Earth Day, your contribution to environmental protection can be as small as changing a habit. If you can invest $10 on a tea infuser like this one, you’ll not only enjoy more flavorful tea, you’ll prevent unnecessary waste from entering landfills.
Any loose leaf tea is better for the environment than a pre-packaged tea, but let’s dig a little deeper this Earth Day to find one tea that ranks above all others in terms of environmental friendliness.
* Blooming Tea can be brewed multiple times. — We recommend brewing this tea up to three times. Sip until the flower is barely covered by water, then add more hot water and repeat. You’ll save yourself three bags of tea.
* Blooming Tea requires no packaging, tea bag, string, or staple. — One bag of tea enjoyed daily before disposing of the non-compostable packaging elements can really add up. Unless you drink loose leaf or blooming tea!
* All loose leaf tea and flowering tea can be composted afterward. — After enjoying your blooming tea all afternoon, simply return it to the ground via compost to enrich your garden’s soil.
* Its beauty will remind you why it’s so important to protect the earth. — When you drink White Jasmine Moon Tea, and not simply chopped tea leaves, you are watching a plant flower. What could be more motivating this Earth Day than watching a flower bloom in your daily cup of tea?