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Fieldstone Tea Leaf shrinks Carbon Footprint! How??

We OFFER LOOSE Leaf TEA. 
Our retail guests order from our exclusive menu of loose teas not only means we serve some of the world's greatest cups, it is also a great way to lower our environmental footprint.

WHY IS LOOSE TEA A RESPONSIBLE CHOICE?
Loose tea has many environmental advantages over packaged and bagged teas.

CONSIDER:
Tea Bags
1 lb/500g of tea can produce 200 teabags.
To make 200 teabags requires: 200 staples, 200 lengths of string, 200 paper, nylon or other synthetic sheets. (Fieldstone teabags are made of paper exclusively.)
Wrapping 200 teabags requires: 200 foil or paper over-wrap sheets

The result?
Increased shipping weight.
Increased fuel consumption.
Increased resource consumption.
Increased non-reusable waste.

Loose Tea
1 lb/500g produces 200 cups of tea with no added environmental cost.
Certain loose leaf teas if steeped in water between 82°C - 87°C (180°F - 190°F) can offer the multiple infusions. i.e. China greens and oolongs produce excellent cups in this manner.
There are also many economic benefits to serving loose tea
Perceived quality goes up while cost per serving goes down.
Loose tea opens up a broader range of high margin menu items.

A WORD ABOUT OUR TEA BAGS
Certainly tea bags have their place, but our commitment to quality and sustainability means offering environmentally responsible options for consumers is paramount. Our classic iced tea bags are constructed of 100% biodegradable paper and if they are bleached then they are water-bleached paper. (Jets of water are used to clean the raw wood pulp rather than chlorine.) Our pyramid tea bags are made from Soilon which is a biodegradable material made from cornstarch and not nylon. Also our bags do not have staples!

SUSTAINABLE TEA TASTES BETTER: Join Us!

Written by Kristina Melbourn — October 30, 2018

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