Tea Trends & Stir Thoughts
Tea - a plant full of goodness
Sometimes it is easy to forget when you look at dried tea leaves exactly what you are drinking. All true tea is from the leaf and bud of the camellia sinesis - a vibrant glossy leafed evergreen plant full of goodness.
We take great care to source our tea leaves from the best regions in the world for quality. It is equally as important to us that we look after our local environment too and do our best to take care of the planet. One way in which we reduce waste is to repurpose our used black sampling cups from the Saturday Remarkables Markets. We give these to Julie from Nevis Gardens and she uses them to grow her herb and vegetable seedlings in. Here is
a picture of the seedlings nestled into their new home.
Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags
At the moment there is debate overseas about the level of plastic used to seal teabags which might be proven to be non-biodegradable. While the manufacturers claim the amount per bag is small when this is applied across the amount of teabags that are being used it could have a significant impact on the environment. You can take heart from that fact that by choosing to drink loose leaf tea you are not contributing to this issue. Any used tea leaves that you put into your compost or onto your garden will complete the circle of life and return to the earth.
Tea Arrivals at Stir HQ
We are loving the new 2017 harvest Dragonwell green tea
that has arrived and we are patiently waiting for more stock of the Assam black tea to arrive in around 3 weeks. We have also increased the amount of pure red rooibos on our next order as we anticipate shortages of this over the coming 12 months due to severe drought conditions in the growing areas around Capetown. Have you visited our updated website?
Take a peek now - it is a celebration of the beauty of loose leaf tea. We hope you find browsing and shopping on it a really pleasant shopping experience. It is now mobile optimised, offers a new freight option ($0) of pickup from Remarkables Market and offers an even higher level of security than before. You can also easily repeat your last order. If you have shopped with us previously but not used our new site yet here are some tips to help on your first visit to the new site,
Until next time, wishing you Good Health and Happy Tea Times. Thank you for being part of the Stir community and enjoying a great cup of tea.
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