Good evening beautiful souls,

As most of you probably already know I’m on a mission to become more eco-friendly and my latest venture is ditching the tea bags! If you don’t already know, most tea bags contain plastic which make them non-biodegradable. So in order to avoid this Jessica and I ordered a load of loose leaf teas and bought two tea strainers as well.

I bought all the teas from the same company. Gaiwan who I found on Amazon are a German tea company and the range of loose teas they have on offer it amazing! I had over Β£100 worth of tea in my shopping basket before I had to narrow my choices down! We managed to narrow it down to 8 different teas: Cherry & Almond (black tea) – Peppermint – Green Magic (green tea) – Fresh Orange (green tea) – Winter Warmth (rooibos) – Orange & Mint (rooibos) – Children’s Herbs (herbal mix) – Evening Enjoyment (herbal mix). I haven’t tried all of them yet but the ones I have are really nice, mostly quite mild and if left steeping too long, not bitter (as can often be the case with a green tea).

Once the teas arrived we put them into the 1L Kilner jars we’d specifically bought for tea storage. Seeing all the identical labelled jars with pretty loose leaf teas in them makes my OCD me very happy! You may also have noticed that there’s actually 9 jars of tea; The 9th jar a Gingerbread Rooibos tea (as you might be able to tell, Jessica and I love Rooibos tea). I bought this one when I was in York from a loose leaf tea company called Hebden Tea (which you should check out if you’re ever in York – so many flavours to choose from!) The last loose leaf tea I have is a fruit tea which I’ve kept in the little Christmas tea tin, because I kinda like the tin, it’s cute and as it’s a good base for a mulled wine or Christmasy punch it fits the tin.

I also decided to have my favourite mugs on display next to the teas! I’m obsessed with pretty mugs and love how each one fit’s certain drinks or moods better. If I didn’t rein myself in when shopping I’d have a hoard of mugs right now (I already have too many) but I mean pretty mugs – the struggle is real! I might have to do a My Mug Collection post sometime haha!

Anyway, if you’re a big tea drinker I would really encourage you to invest in a loose leaf tea and a strainer or biodegradable tea bags!!! Also they look so pretty on display in glass jars ❀

Love Carina xo


  1. I like drinking tea. I paid $4 though yesterday for a teabag and attitude. Wasn’t even that good a teabag.
    At home in my own pot I tend to use damiana in my leaf tea.
    Aikido was jasmine tea. Wing Chun we drunk oolong tea.
    I tend to buy my tea and coffee from know it alls who would ring their father if they had to sweep the dojo or kwoon floor for too many mornings running.
    As I don’t drink alcohol or use any drugs I sometimes like to order a cup of tea in places where it is deemed inappropriate or uncool πŸ€”πŸ˜₯

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  2. If you’re looking for a great eco friendly tea company check out Leaves Of The World all of thier blends are vegan and all the reusable bags they send tea in are completely biodegradable. (You can use the code TEANOMADKIM20 to get 20% off as well) My favourite blends of theirs are their Lemon Cheesecake and Nuts About You πŸ’–

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    1. I’ve just checked them out actually, they look fab – I love their ethos and the fact that they’re quite local to me! I do currently have tons of tea I need to get through first, but as soon as I finish some I will definitely try these guys out – so thank you very much for this recommendation! ❀

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