Zero Waste

Simply, Zero Waste is to send nothing to landfill. In more detail, it is to move to a circular economy and write waste out of existence. The aim is to reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, send little to be recycled, and compost what we cannot.  It's not about perfection; it's about making better choices.

We live in a disposable society and a lot of our rubbish doesn’t even make it to the landfill, it clutters the sides of roads and the oceans. Every day there are new articles about environmental sustainability, ways to recycle, reuse and generally reduce your negative impact on the environment. That’s the idea behind the zero-waste movement, an increasingly popular lifestyle that aims to produce as little rubbish as possible.

Generally, the movement focusses on reducing waste production as much as possible, many zero waste bloggers and shoppers manage to seriously reduce or eliminate their accumulation. The specifics of going zero waste depends on each individual but main common themes are, composting, recycling and reusing and plastic is off limits.

No one is perfectly zero waste. We're all just doing the best we can. A whole group of people making small changes adds up to a massive impact! 



At Cup of Tea 95% of our teas are sold as loose leaf and we have a large range of teas; black, green, white, Oolong, fruit, herbal, wellness and many more. We offer a complete range of organic certified teas packed in plain paper sacks. Some shops shake these out and offer them free of charge to their customers so they have at least one more life!

If you can’t get to a zero waste shop and would like to buy your teas like this for home or work, we offer a limited range orf organic certified loose leaf teas in 1kg paper bags. These teas are: Assam Garden, Earl Grey, Sweet Pi Lo Chun & Rooibos Super Grade. If you are a Zero Waste shop or trader we have a full range available.








Apart from the obvious reduction in packaging and waste, we know that loose leaf tea is not only more beneficial from a waste point of view but also in taste! All of our teas are produced using traditional ‘Orthodox’ methods.

That means picking by hand, then processing in small batches for the very best quality. Only orthodox production guarantees teas of this quality because the end result is entirely dependent on the skill and expertise of the workers in each tea garden.








Our Zero Waste customers mainly keep our loose leaf teas in large tins so they are always fresh and ready to be brewed. Tea easily absorbs other flsvours and sunlight will bleach the colour and flavour out so it's always best to keep tea in an airtight container away from direct heat and light.












 We supply a huge range of tea caddies, tins and tea making items including stainless steel filters and strainers to many Zero Waste shops and traders.





At Cup of Tea 95% of our teas are sold as loose leaf and we have a large range of teas; black, green, white, fruit, herbal, wellness and many more. We try and keep our packaging to a minimum and we feel that loose leaf tea is not only more beneficial from a waste point of view but also in taste!

Some shops stock teas and accessories and some only our caddies and teaware.
We supply our teas and accessories to an ever-increasing number of Zero Waste shops which we are very excited about! We supply our delicious teas and delightful accessories all across the UK; in London, Bristol, Devon, Hampshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire and many more!

If you own a Zero Waste shop or are considering starting up and would like to know more about our teas and how we work please call us  on 01761 239 162 or email us any time.






Posted by Christine Collins
29th April 2019

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