Buddha Teas isn’t satisfied with simply using natural ingredients. They take their dedication to natural and healthy teas to the next level with bleach-free tea bags. While many tea companies are focused on offering the latest trendy tea bags, Buddha Teas is focused on delivering a tea that is healthy, safe and wholesome in every aspect.
What’s the Harm in Bleaching?
In the past, tea bags have commonly been treated with chlorine to give them a pristine white appearance. However, this chemical treatment infused the tea bag fibers with dangerous chemicals, such as dioxin and epichlorohydrin. The chemicals become unlocked by heat, and leach into the water during the steeping process. According to research, these chemicals can remain in the body for as long as 11 years.
The Dangers of Dioxin
Dioxin is known as a persistent environmental pollutant (POP) with serious repercussions on health when taken internally. The World Health Organization states that dioxins are highly toxic, and may cause damage to the immune system, reproductive and developmental problems, and may even be carcinogenic. It is estimated that more than 90% of our exposure comes from consuming food and beverages contaminated with dioxin.
This compound may not have serious side effects in small amounts, but prolonged consumption of the chemical can be dangerous. Accumulated epichlorohydrin in the body can result in stomach problems, and like dioxin, it is also listed as a likely carcinogen for humans. The dire effects of epichlorohydrin exposure have listed it as a known contaminant when found in drinking water.
Tea Bags: The Buddha Teas Way
At Buddha Teas, we believe you should be able to enjoy your teas without worrying about dangerous chemicals. Our tea bags are made from unbleached natural fibers, and are heat-sealed instead of stapled or glued. You can enjoy every sip of tea free of consequence.