tea bags

Tea Bag Art Beautifully Embodies Intricacy and Simplicity

Photos courtesy of Ruby Silvious Artist Ruby Silvious repurposes used tea bags as her canvases, turning material that people often discard into beautiful works of art. The tea bag art includes a broad range of subjects—all depicted in colorful, intricate detail. Silvious, who was born and raised in Tacloban City in the Philippines, was...

British Supermarket Chain Developing Plastic-Free Tea Bags

Britain’s Co-op Food grocery retail chain, a long-time supporter of Fairtrade, renewable energy, and higher animal welfare standards, announced it is developing a plastic-free tea bag. The fully biodegradable paper tea bag will eliminate the use of polypropylene, which is widespread in tea bags as a seal. Co-op’s Chief Executive, Jo Whitfield, said that the...

Staid British Black Teas Fade as Florals Flourish

Britain’s youthful tea drinkers are switching from standard tea bags to herbals and specialty fruit and floral tea blends. The trend has been apparent for the past few years but appears to be accelerating. Sales of tea bags are predicted to drop 5% in 2016 to $793 million, according to market research firm Mintel...

Dunking Doesn’t Matter

Absently mindedly bouncing a teabag makes the waiting easier but a chemist has shown that dunking doesn’t matter. Quora is a crowd-sourced website helpful in resolving pressing matters like global warfare, climate change and whether dunking offers a distinct advantage over those who patiently wait while steeping. It was recently awarded $80 million in...