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Since the bad news about Twinings tea bag (compostable packaging but tea bag part plastic), I have been drinking loose tea or rather cake tea. We bought this in Malaysia, wrapped only in tissue paper.

But one tea can never be enough! And Malaysia is rather too far to go for some tea – think of the air miles! So we are putting together a list of loose tea merchants.

Huddersfield Coffee Evolution
Coffee beans from the superlative Coffeevolution  our independent coffee shop, run by the owner.  The boys there import their own fair trade beans and roast them themselves. I give them my own bag they give me fresh beans – biobags work best.. Happy days.
You can also buy the coffee  ready ground  in a paper looking bag but it has a plastic lining.

Choosy Tea Merchants Lancaster tea merchants http://www.thecoffeehopper.com/ I promised I would tell you the name of the Lancaster tea merchants where I got loose tea last summer. Also loose coffee. The shop has been there years – I used it back in the early 70s. Lyn Bull x

Leaminster Nitty Gritty Wholefoods  do loose spices and tea.

Todmorden -Loose tea can also be found on Todmorden Market.

London, Cheltenham and Glasgow – Got some great breakfast  tea from Wholefood Market

I will be researching  other plastic- free, loose teas available in the UK . If you know of any please do leave a comment.

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How to make plastic-free tea – it’s all in the tea balls

Need a splash of milk – you need to get yourself a milk man who delivers milk in glass bottles (details here)  and possibly a milk jug!

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