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    Default Composting teabags update

    So. It looks like Pukka teabags are the only ones which are recommended at the moment. ( unless ,presumably, you rip the others open and bin the bag part)

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50260687
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    I'll stick with my loose leaf tea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren In Pots View Post
    I'll stick with my loose leaf tea
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    • Loose tea tastes better
    • I haven't found a tea bag yet that isn't too strong for a single cup. (Even single cup ones). If, like Mrs quanglewangle, you whip the bag out almost at once to combat this it just tastes filthy
    • If you leave loose tea to brew for a few minutes you don't need a strainer
    • There is some suggestion (I put it no stronger than that) that the residual aluminium from tea-bag paper manufacture, along with the already quite high natural Al levels in tea is bad for the brain (may explain the state of my brain)

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    Interesting and annoying, had been putting bags in compost and never saw any left after, guess will have to put in dustbin now
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    Quote Originally Posted by It never rains..it pours View Post
    Interesting and annoying, had been putting bags in compost and never saw any left after, guess will have to put in dustbin now
    I wouldn't worry about it, personally. Little bits of plastic won't do you soil any harm. They're pretty much inert, so they'll just act like tiny bits of any other inorganic matter, like sand or grit.
    I drink Yorkshire Tea, and all my teabags go on the compost, and they always seem to disappear. I think it's just the seams which have plastic in now. The main body of the bag is just paper (or possibly cotton? It's biodegradable, anyway).
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    I rip my teabags before opening and composting, I used to find them in my composter a lot and would have to take them out. I'd never thought about it before, but loose tea must be better than drinking tea via a plastic sack in hot water

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