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What does True Tea do for sustainability?2022-01-28T22:31:13+01:00

As you have probably noticed, sustainability is important to us. We think environmental protection should not be an extra, but standard. That is why we offer only environmentally friendly and plastic-free packaging. At no extra charge and without you having to do anything.

Shipping is also plastic free, we use paper/cardboard packaging material and corn starch packaging chips. In addition, the shipment comes to you climate neutral.

Our tea is available in either cans or bags. The cans are made of recyclable tinplate, and the bags are made of paper/cellulose and starch. The bags are easily garden compostable and of course plastic-free.

Last but not least, our website servers are 100% powered by green electricity. If you want to learn more about what we’re doing for the environment, check it out here.

Is True Tea safe?2022-01-28T22:36:21+01:00

Yes. The connection between you and our website is encrypted end-to-end. You can check this at any time by looking at the lock icon in your browser bar.

We do not share data without your consent. We earn our money by selling you great products around tea – not with your data. Ordering from us is possible with minimal data usage and without an account.

How can I return items?2022-02-23T13:01:39+01:00

If you want to return items, just send us an email and we will take care of it right away.

What are the cans made of?2023-05-07T00:15:33+02:00

The cans are made exclusively of tinplate and grass paper labels. Compared to normal paper made from virgin fibers, grass paper saves 99% water and 95% CO₂ in production.

Where does the tea come from?2021-12-26T01:12:57+01:00

The components of the blends as well as the teas themselves come from different countries. Regular on-site visits of our pre-supplier as well as the long-standing cooperation with plantations allow highest quality standards and ensure highest quality as well as environmentally and socially compatible cultivation. Of course, quality is also regularly checked in laboratory tests and by on-site audits. After all, trust is good, but control is better!

What is the shelf life of my tea?2022-04-26T13:05:19+02:00

When stored appropriately (cool, dry, away from sun & away from odorous substances), flavored teas have a shelf life of 18 months. Teas without flavoring can still be enjoyed after 24 months.

Tea is a dry and shelf-stable food that is often edible well after the best-before date. Look at the tea, smell and taste it before you throw it away. However, the longer tea is stored, the weaker the aroma becomes. Teas without flavoring may react with the surrounding air and change your taste.

How will my order be shipped?2022-04-26T13:06:36+02:00

We use the market leader DHL for shipping larger packages. We send smaller shipments cost-efficiently with Deutsche Post. When shipping with the German Post, we can unfortunately not provide you with tracking.

Whether by DHL or Deutsche Post: Shipping is guaranteed to be climate neutral.

What is the minimum order value?2022-08-02T11:25:34+02:00

With us you can order from 9,90€ – from 34,90€ the shipping is even free. Below that we charge 4,99€ shipping costs.

I do not have a thermometer. How do I know when the infusion temperature has been reached?2022-04-26T13:04:45+02:00

We do recommend that you use a kettle with a thermostat or a tea water thermometer – but this is not a mandatory requirement. You can also use two rules of thumb to guide you:

First method: Wait and see

To do this, boil 1L of water in the kettle and wait for the times indicated below with the lid closed:

80° for oolongs & white teas – approx. 20 minutes

70° for green teas – about 25 minutes

Second method: recasting

Each time you transfer the water to another vessel, the water loses about 10 degrees in temperature.

80° for oolongs & white teas – 2 times repouring

70° for green teas – 3-4 times repouring

How can I dispose of the bags?2023-05-07T00:15:57+02:00

Optimally: in your own compost! Within 180 days, the bags decompose completely.

If you don’t have compost, you can also dispose of them in the trash. Here you can see what happens to your bag:

  • In the organic waste garbage can, the bag is composted if it is correctly identified by the disposal company. If not, it is burned or goes to a landfill.
  • In the recycling garbage can, the bag is sorted out and incinerated.
  • The bag is also incinerated in the residual waste.
  • In nature, the bag is composted and a source of food for organisms. Important: Please do not dispose of bags in the environment!

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