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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.

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What is environmentally friendly about packaging?2021-12-25T02:28:16+01:00

Good question! We firmly believe in the credo: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Therefore, we currently offer two packages:

Cardboard cans

The chic tins are handmade and are made of cardboard. The core of the sleeve is made of recycled paper. After use, you can refill them or simply dispose of them in the paper trash. The cans are of course food safe and plastic free.

The cans are made of only one material (paper). Thus, recycling is particularly easy. The use of already recycled paper in the cans also reduces the environmental footprint. A round thing, we think.

Reclosable bags

We rely on garden compostable and 100% plastic-free bags. And they are honestly good! These high quality bags are made in the EU and become compost after 180 days. This has also been confirmed by the TÜV. And the bags are also practical to reseal. The bags are made of cellulose, paper and starch.

We fill our shipping boxes only with paper material or floppies made of corn starch. Both can be recycled and are 100% plastic free.

And what about our tea accessories? Well, here, unfortunately, possibly (recyclable) plastic is used in the packaging, so that these arrive safely at your home. Unfortunately, this cannot be done any other way at present. As part of our transparency, we show you exactly how each item is packaged on the product pages.

 

We pay attention to sustainability in all steps and especially the elimination of plastic wherever possible. Not everywhere we have reached where we would like to go. But be sure: we will continue to do our best to further improve the packaging materials.

Is grass paper sustainable?2023-05-10T08:43:05+02:00

And how! Compared to normal paper made from virgin fibers, grass paper saves 99% water and 95% CO₂ in production. Grass paper is grown relatively regionally (compared to wood). This saves transport distances.

Why does some packaging contain plastic?2023-11-12T16:46:56+01:00

For some articles you will find a note that the packaging contains a certain amount of plastic. We want to be absolutely honest and have therefore added this clear note:

But what is it all about? First of all, this plastic packaging does not come from us. True Tea will never add its own plastic packaging. If you see this notice, it means that the packaging from our supplier contains plastic.

This can be for various reasons, for example to protect the surface of the product or to prevent breakage. We are in constant contact with our suppliers in order to constantly reduce the proportion of plastic or even replace it completely with alternative materials.

We draw your attention to this fact with the notice shown above. We hope that this information will help you with your product selection.

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.

Are the bags really garden compostable?2022-06-27T21:25:41+02:00

Yes! This has even been confirmed by the TÜV. The bags decompose in a natural environment within 180 days. And completely without pollutants. Super, isn’t it?

You can find more details here.

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

Is sustainable packaging more expensive?2023-05-07T00:17:52+02:00

Yes, unfortunately that is the case. To put a concrete figure on it, our sustainable, compostable and plastic-free bags cost about ten times as much to purchase as the plastic bag most competitors use. The same applies, of course, to the other packaging material: from cartons, filling material to banderoles and labels.

Our vision is to package tea sustainably for all – only together can we make a difference. This is not achieved with eco-surcharges to optimize profit margins. Therefore, we try to absorb these high costs as much as possible or compensate them in other places (for example, the low-cost shipping via Deutsche Post).

What makes the bags so sustainable?2023-05-07T00:16:31+02:00

Our refill bags always hold at least twice the filling quantity of a Tin. So you can conveniently refill them. The bags are garden compostable and plastic-free. On the compost they become food for microorganisms. A clean sweep, from start to finish, that is.

How do I prepare the tea optimally?2022-06-27T21:25:33+02:00

It all depends on the variety. Therefore, you can find the info you need on the product page and the products themselves.

However, here are some basic tips:

The water should always be fresh. Optimally, the water has been filtered – but of course this is not a must. For temperatures, you can use the following table as a guide:

TypeWater temperature
Black tea100°
Green tea and white tea70°
Herbal, fruit and rooibos tea100°
Oolong85°C-95°C

Herbal, fruit and rooibos teas should steep for about 8 minutes, while for green and white teas and oolong, the brewing time may be reduced to about 2-5 minutes.

Tip: To influence the taste ideally for you, you can turn two screws. This is, on the one hand, the amount of tea you use for the infusion and, on the other hand, the infusion time. The more tea and the longer it brews, the more intense the flavor. However, you cannot extend the infusion time indefinitely, as green and black teas in particular will otherwise become bitter. Just take our preparation instructions for the individual items as a starting point to meet your taste better and better, bit by bit with small changes. Good luck!

How can I dispose of the cans?2022-04-26T13:07:01+02:00

Please dispose of the cans in the paper trash. There, the paper fibers can be recycled and you give new life to the raw material.

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