I could not believe the research that I found a few weeks back about synthetic tea bags. Any teabag that feels silky is most likely to be made from plastic, nylon, or polypropylene which is a resin made from plastic. The latest research shows when a single plastic tea bag is steeped at a brewing temperature of (95 degrees) it will release over 11.6 billion microplastics and even smaller nano plastic particles into the cup.
For humans, that means the polypropylene plastics are broken down when exposed to high temperatures and become dangerous to the endocrine system. They can cause problems with fertility, conceiving, genetic mutations, and tumors from consuming microplastics.
The environment shares similar fate, such as plastic pollution and potential toxicity that is currently being tracked and studied to understand the true fate of using single-use plastics such as teabags.
Most of us have already made the switch to biodegradable substitutes and reusable items in our household. I know it may seem like everything we love is bad for us but I promise that’s not the case. I’ve already made the switch from plastic tea bags to some environment saving-health benefiting alternatives like matcha tea.
Which is why your morning matcha is actually eco-friendly!
The Benefits of Matcha other than being eco-friendly
I wanted to share this post with you on How to Transform Your Life in 2020, by eating these 96 foods once a month, and it includes Matcha! While your there make sure you check out the rest of Olivia’s blog, at the UK Beauty Room.
- It contains vitamins, chlorophyll and is rich in fiber.
- Relaxes the body and mind
- Prevents disease
- Can improve brain function and concentration
- Enhances mood
- Naturally detoxifies your body
- Boosts metabolism and burns fat
- Prevents disease
- Protects the environment from micro-plastics.
Finally, tell me how you make your matcha?