Why we use PLA:

At Nature’s Medicine your health is our top priority. Researchers at McGill University tested four popular brands of tea sold at grocery stores and found that a single plastic tea bag can release 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nanoplastic particles into the water. And while experts don't yet know the exact effect that those chemicals have on our bodies, drinking toxic plastic hardly sounds like a healthy idea. That is why we only use Polylactic Acid (PLA) biodegradable tea bags that are made from 100% natural sources like sugarcane and corn fibers instead of paper tea bags that contain glue and billions of microplastic particles or nylon triangle tea bags that are not biodegradable.

The PLA fibers will not alter the taste of our delicious organic teas and are strong enough to re-steep up to five times! Once you are done enjoying your tea, they are compostable and will biodegrade in about 4 weeks.

Our tea is good for you and good for the planet!