For the majority of our markets we have two types of teabag: heat-seal and non-heat seal.
The vast majority (94%) of our teabags (teabags with a string) are non-heat seal: made up of 100% natural fibres, contain no plastic and are fully home compostable.
Heat-seal teabags (teabags without string) do contain some traces of plastic but we have been exploring exciting alternatives based on renewable resources (natural plant materials) which we are hoping to announce soon.
For our pyramid teabags we use a plant-based plastic called PLA (polylactic acid) to seal the teabags.
PLA is a bio-material made from plant cellulose, also known as bio-plastic, which is completely degradable using industrial composting processes. Unlike with petroleum-based plastics, this means the teabags will leave no residue after they degrade in commercial composting facilities, making them far more environmentally friendly.
Ahmad Tea wins gold at EcoVadis
We are celebrating our global processing and distribution plant in UAE winning a gold award from EcoVadis. The EcoVadis rating analyses a company’s environmental, labour…
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University of Bristol Student Interview
An interview with the Ahmad Tea University of Bristol Scholarship student, sharing their progress so far.
World Health Day: Spotlight on Assam
Celebrating World Health Day & our Assam Project with Children in Need India, which focuses on maternal and infant health as well as childhood nutrition.
Celebrating World Water Day 2022
This year we are celebrating the success of our clean water project in Niger, a landlocked country in Africa which is affected by persistent drought.
International Women’s Day 2022: Women’s Resilience in Niger
For International Women’s Day 2022, Ahmad Tea is celebrating women’s resilience and exploring how the water project with Oxfam has empowered women in Niger, Africa.
Loose Leaf Tea vs Teabags – Which one is Best?
Shedding some light on the age-old debate. in this blog we’ll look into the differences and things to consider - then you can decide for…
Building the Razavi Medical Complex, Sri Lanka
On World Cancer Day 2022 we look back on the Razavi Medical Complex cancer hospital project, funded by Ahmad Tea, and celebrate its success.
The growth of the alcohol-free movement
With the Dry January 2022 under way, we explore the growth of the alcohol-free movement and identify the opportunities for tea companies.