Why TPOD (Tea Portion Of Design)



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.

Sustainable Agriculture

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.


  • Aluminum can be recycled over and over and over again without loss of properties. The high value of aluminum scrap is a key incentive and major economic impetus for recycling.
  • Aluminum scrap is collected and melted everywhere in the world.
  • The aluminum economy is a circular economy. Indeed, for most aluminum products, aluminum is not actually consumed during a lifetime, but simply used. Therefore, the life cycle of an aluminum product is not the traditional “cradle-to-grave” sequence, but rather a renewable “cradle-to-cradle”.
  • If for example a country decides not to separate such material but incinerate it as part of municipal waste, followed by sorting the incineration ash, the aluminum, because of its thickness and physical properties, can be separated and recycled.
  • Generally the energy required for the production of packaging is only a small percentage compared to the total energy used to produce and supply the final product. If the final product is spoiled due to inadequate packaging material much more energy is wasted than needed to produce the packaging. The aluminum barrier properties in flexible packaging is of special importance as it helps to prevent spoilage of food and pharmaceutical products, for instance, and therefore contributes to the food supply and health of the world’s population.
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