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Do you also have organic teas?2022-04-26T13:06:19+02:00

Currently, we are not allowed to offer organic goods due to a lack of organic certification. Many of our items are organic and we are aiming for organic certification in the future to be able to advertise them as such.

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

Can I also pick up the order?2022-04-26T13:05:56+02:00

Sorry, this is not possible at the moment!

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.

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!

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 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!
What are the bags made of?2022-04-26T13:08:34+02:00

The bags are made of kraft paper, cellulose film, starch film and starch zipper. 100% Plastic Free & 100% Pollutant Free.

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