Next Generation Non-GMO Pyramidal Tea Bag
Fraser Tea Bags - "Borrowed from Nature, Returned to Nature"
Saving the planet, one tea bag at a time!
Through dialogue with our customers, we became convinced customers are just as committed to the environment as we are. Fraser Tea is proud to announce that our entire product line uses the next generation non-GMO pyramidal tea bag. We provide tea bags (sachets) made entirely from organic compostable plant material, including the tag and string.
Fraser Tea Bags Have Received Two Important Certifications
1) Non-GMO Project Verified: We use no genetically modified ingredients in creating our tea bags. Fraser Tea bags meet compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, which includes stringent provisions for testing, traceability, and segregation.
2) OK Compost: TUV Austria, Vinçotte, the certification company, have determined that our tea (sachet) bags have gone through very stringent requirements to be certified as compostable. They certified that the tea sachets will break down into nutrient-rich soil. Using compostable products is another way Fraser Tea helps the environment.
Fraser Tea uses only organic products and top grades of loose-leaf tea. Our founders believe the tea bag for all our fine teas is an important part in delivering the healthiest cup of tea to our customers. We take the same approach for the tea bags and even the packaging.
What are Fraser Tea Bags Made Of?
Our pyramidal tea bags (sachets) are an important part of the pure tea drinking experience. We use sachets made from only non-GMO sugar cane or sugar beets. The life-cycle graphic below shows the natural starches of these plants become the raw materials that make our tea bags. Our pyramidal non-GMO tea bag design allows space for the tea leaves to open during the brewing process. After enjoying a delicious cup of tea, you can feel confident that the entire tea bag, string, and tag are compostable, allowing it to return to nature. The outer package is also biodegradable and some fully compostable. So, we say our tea bags are: “Borrowed from Nature, Returned to Nature”.
What is the Difference between GMO vs Non-GMO?
Non-Genetically Modified Organism (Non-GMO) are organisms that have not without genetic modifications in a laboratory, they exist naturally in the environment.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) are organisms (plants, animals, microorganisms, etc.) altered genetically in a laboratory and does not already exist in nature.
You may ask, “are GMO’s good or bad?” Scientists are still assessing this question amid growing concerns. To address our customer’s concerns, Fraser Tea has taken steps to make sure we provide our customers with the best quality organic tea and every portion of our tea sachet meets the non-GMO verification requirements.
Why is Non-GMO Project Verification Important?
Having our tea bags non-GMO Project Verified, is the gold standard for making sure you have the purest and most delicious cup of tea possible. This verification confirms that all portions of the tea and tea bag are non-GMO products. We work diligently to source only the BEST organic teas to put in your cup. It only makes sense that these teas have in the BEST tea bag ever. All of our teas are conveniently available in both sachet or loose leaf packaging. Our matcha's sell in our tea storage tins.
We certify all our tea blends organic. To meet the rigid organic certification standards, farmers may not plant genetically modified seeds or plants or use pesticides and herbicides. The certification requires farmers to use sustainable farming practices. If you would like to know more about this process, please read “What is Organic Tea?”.
A Brief History
The first patented tea bag was applied for in 1901 by Roberta Hawson & Mary Molaren to deliver a single cup of tea.
The innovation here was in allowing individuals to make just a single serving. The tea bag concept caught on quickly and was very convenient.
Tea bags have evolved and consist mainly of three different types:
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) nylon: This Nylon accounts for about 6% of tea bags globally. There are several billions of these nylon tea bags in use today. In a study by McGill University, the research team found billions of plastics and nano plastics leached into the cup after adding hot water to the nylon material tea bags. You can also find the article at CNN Health. Fraser Tea has NEVER used nylon PET.
Machinable paper is an inexpensive common material used to create tea bags. You may recognize these as the square folded variety that is glued shut and typically contain lower quality, highly processed tea, referred to as the tea dust or fannings.
- Polylactic acid (PLA) is a material made from natural products. PLA is a fermented plant starch derived typically from corn, but can also from sugarcane, beets, and cassava. PLA can be a woven or non-woven material or even a combination of the two. However, only a few of the PLA material tea bags are compostable. Higher-grade teas often use these types of bags.
So, Why Fraser Tea?
Fraser Tea bags have a design focused on customer experience. Our compostable non-GMO pyramidal shaped tea sachets have a larger internal volume to allow our high-grade whole leaf teas to open entirely, maximizing the tea’s flavor and aroma. Fraser Tea bags are entirely organic plant material (sugar cane or sugar beets). The bags, string and tag and are all certified non-GMO and compostable. The outer packaging and the tea box are biodegradable.
At Fraser Tea we continue the journey to develop the perfect tea bag to hold our fine teas. We use a fully compostable PLA non-woven material made from plants because it is the most eco-friendly option available and perfectly complements our vision for sustainability.
Today, our entire product line uses organic plant based non-GMO certified Fraser tea bags. Enjoy the Fraser Tea experience, “Borrowed from Nature, Returned to Nature”.
Organic Matcha - Is fantastic in a smoothy!