Tea Company’s Mission to ‘Steep It Loose’ Helps Reduce Waste

Research shows that more than one million tons of excess waste could be eliminated each year by not having the three items associated with an average tea bag. 'Steep It Loose' and reduce waste.
By: Karen Harbour
April 22, 2009 - PRLog -- Boulder, CO –  With the celebration of Earth Day, people are doing their part to reduce waste. Needless to say, everything little teabag counts. Did you know that more than 'one million tons of excess waste could be eliminated each year by not having the following three items associated with an average tea bag: the paper wrapping around the individual bag, the string attached to the bag, and the little paper tab attached to the string' (source, http://www.culinate.com/articles/sift/Tea+baggage). With their mission to make loose leaf tea an everyday luxury, The Tea Spot recently launched a 'Steep It Loose' campaign educating people how and why they should ‘Steep It Loose’.

With The Tea Spot’s mission, to make loose leaf tea your everyday luxury, driving the ‘Steep It Loose’campaign, they are determined to do their part in the elimination of superfluous waste associated with steeping teabags (i.e. teabag, string, plastic wrapping, box, teabag wrapper, etc).  Giving tea drinkers superior quality tea, flavor and value while reducing waste is a win-win situation, which is why The Tea Spot is taking extreme measures to help educate and give consumers other alternatives.

The Tea Spot is not only helping to educate the consumer about the fact that if tea companies eliminated wasteful items, they would save an estimated $300 million, or 3.6 million pounds of waste a year, (source, http://www.culinate.com/articles/sift/Tea+baggage), but also provides consumers a complete tea solution to help them bag the teabag and ‘Steep It Loose’.

The Tea Spot provides superior quality tea, they also design and manufacture STEEPWARE™, a new houeswares category dedicated to making loose leaf tea easy and functional. Reusing your steeping vessel and composting your tea leaves make drinking loose tea environmentally responsible as well as economical.

Staying true to their mission, The Tea Spot’s most difficult task is sourcing eco-friendly superior quality loose leaf teas. Traditionally harvested teas offer premium flavor and health benefits at an affordable everyday low price. On average, there are 3 oz of Tea Spot tea contained in each signature airtight recyclable tin, retailing for $9.99 and yielding approximately 45 servings of tea. Costing about $0.22 per serving, The Tea Spotare an affordable everyday luxury. In addition to steeping instructions and ingredients, each package is bilingual (English & French) and the tea tins are stackable for easier storage.

The Tea Spot’s STEEPWARE™ collection additionally makes loose leaf tea not only an everyday luxury but environmentally and socially responsible. Infusing ancient tea tradition with modern technology and design, STEEPWARE™ brings convenience to the quality and integrity of steeping loose leaf tea. The Tea Spot’s eco- commerce practices reflect the core belief that both the product you consume and the legacy of the vessel you drink it from need to uphold clean, sustainable and fair manufacturing methods. Using STEEPWARE™ to steep your tea supports a cleaner environment and promotes fair working conditions.

The Tea Spot’s products are sold nationwide to retailers like Whole Foods Markets, Central Market, Amazon.com, Cooking.com, Chef’s catalog, Hannaford, Vitamin Shoppe, select H-E-B’s, independent specialty retailers and on their website, www.theteaspot.com.

About The Tea Spot
Founded in 2003 in Boulder, Co. The Tea Spot is a woman-owned and operated company that has redefined the modern tea experience. A fusion of tea, technology and design The Tea Spot innovative STEEPWARE™ and handcrafted loose leaves make for healthy, luxurious living. Their message is a simple and powerful: Tea in its freshest form renders superior quality, flavor, unmatched health benefits, and is eco-friendly. Their mission is focused and passionate: To make loose leaf tea an everyday luxury by developing exceptional products, enabling consumers to get the greatest benefit and pleasure from loose tea.  
The Tea Spot donates a portion of sales from all products to Cancer research, and wellness organizations around the globe. For more information, please visit The Tea Spot.

Press Contact: Karen Harbour, The Tea Spot, 303.444.8324, Karen@theteaspot.com

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The Tea Spot is a woman-owned and operated company that has redefined the modern tea experience. A fusion of tea, technology and design, The Tea Spot’s innovative STEEPWARE™ and handcrafted loose leaves make tea an everyday luxury.
Source:Karen Harbour
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Tags:Tea, Tea Accessories, Loose Leaf Tea, Tea Infuser, Waste Reduction, Health, Steepware, The Tea Spot
Industry:Food beverage, Environment, Health
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