Why Loose Leaf Tea?
While tea bags can be a convenient and quick option to drink tea, most are made with plastic and nylon-based fibers, contributing to our world's massive waste problem. On top of that, the vast majority of tea offered in bags are not whole leaf tea: it’s the crushed “fanning” left at the end of the process, which often ends up as bottom-of-the-barrel, processed powder.
This is why Alaya is committed to the freshest loose leaf teas, ordered seasonally and in small batches. You can learn more about our source, values and packaging here.