Designer foil© doesn‘ t absorb the natural flavours. (Brewing Colloids!)
Designer foil©, sterilizable up to 121°C! (FDA).
Exact dosage, no wastage, no dripping, no wringing, no teaspoon!
Single Estate Premium Ceylon Tea packed at the point of Origin!
Appealing Life-style flair with a touch of exotic flavour!
Fragrance protective envelope© is tear resistant & moisture-proof!
The winner of this most prestigious and coveted award!
FPA Gold Award Winner in Packaging Excellence USA 2008
EAFA AlufoilTrophy Winner Europe 09
Design & Marketing Performance UK Silver Award 2009
Aluminum is infinitely recyclable
Natural resources can be preserved through the use of aluminum. At the end of its useful life, recycled aluminum retains its properties, which guarantees that it is possible to create value by recycling it into new products. Using recycled aluminum saves approximately 95% of the energy required for primary aluminum production* and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions compared with primary production. Today, Bistrotea TPODs are produced from about 80% recycled or scrapped aluminum, thus minimizing the use of primary aluminum and consequent energy demand. (*source: EAA (European Aluminium Association) In most countries, the TPOD is not seen as packaging but rather as being part of the product. In Germany, Bistrotea TPODs can be collected though the Grüner Punkt (Green Dot) packaging waste system. This system recycles 70% of aluminum packaging in Germany.
Only the top 1% of Ceylon Tea meets Bistrotea specific taste and aroma profiles as well as its demanding quality standards. Such teas are exceptionally rare, and frequently cultivated by smallholder farmers in remote highland areas of the famous tea-growing districts. Moreover such teas are also under threat from a variety of factors such as urbanization of agricultural land, civil unrest or economic development away from agricultural production altogether. In recent years consumers around the world are switching their tea drinking habits from mainstream to increasingly more lifestyle or gourmet-type teas. This imbalance between supply and demand may limit the future supply of tea required by Bistrotea for its Hon-Circle Members.
Biodiversity and Conservation
In addition to adverse quantities of water and energy, ordinary teabags require enormous quantities of Manila-hemp (Musa textilis). Vast areas of agricultural lands have to be cleared for this mono-cultivation practice, thus forcing back the tropical forests in East Asia more and more. Harmful substances such as glues or pesticides that may exist in teabags cannot be found in Bistrotea.
Downsizing and miniaturization
Bistrotea needs a cup, not a machine! Choosing the right portion is in the preparation of a cup of tea, a fundamental element for reducing the size of its carbon footprint.