Imagine my surprise to find that the tea bags I use to make a nice cuppa contain plastic.
I checked occasionally by lighting them with a match to see if they burnt or melted, and burn they did.
Therefore I assumed they were paper and safe, as long as the tea was Organic.
But no, life is never that simple now-a-days!
The manufacturers hold the tea bags together by applying a fine bead of plastic to glue the edges together.
Some manufactures have a fine plastic mesh inside the tea bag to ensure the finer tea leaf particles used for tea bags do not escape.
In case you have not heard, this type of flexible plastic contains BPA (Bisphenol A) an organic synthetic compound that has now been banned in most places around the globe because of adverse health effects.
To read further have a look at this website that has a detail blog post on plastics in tea bags.
Only REAL tea leaves for me from now on.
If you open a tea bag you will also see that the contents are primarily fine particles.
Whereas loose leaf tea is curled leaves that are still whole.
So out with a pot and add real tea leaves which imparts a better flavour than you can obtain from tea bags.
My No1 choice for tea, tasty, Organic and very low in Caffeine.