Bits & Pieces of interest - the humble tea bag

A reader submitted this article as they thought you might like to know a little bit more about your delicious tea bags.

A reader submitted this article as they thought you might like to know a little bit more about your delicious tea bags.

A reader submitted this article as they thought you might like to know a little bit more about your delicious tea bags.

“I always suspected that tea bags heralded the end of civilisation as we know it, since they would do away with the warming shared tea pot and usher in the single tea bag, dunked in a mug of tepid water.

Now it has been claimed that the tea bag is greatly contributing to the ruin of the planet. A leading environmentalist, Diana Fox Carney (wife of the new Canadian Bank of England chief Mark Carney) says they are an environmental menace, they do not compost effectively, are not biodegradable and are clogging up landfill sites. So it seems we should have stuck to the loose tea leaf all along.

Old ways are sometimes best”.

According to history books, the first tea bags were hand-sewn silk bags and tea bag patents date as early as 1903. The first tea bag appeared commercially around 1904.