As everyone knows, when each year passes to the next many people resolve to do or not do certain things as part of introspection and self-improvement. Typical new year’s resolutions include items related to ameliorating one’s health and wellness such as losing weight, toning/sculpting the body, trying some new hobby or activity, going to the gym more and other similar aims and objectives. Each person is different, but while most people set lofty goals for themselves the mundane truth is that many people do not persist in these ideals beyond a few weeks thereby missing their targets. This is understandable since many of these resolutions rely on harsh discipline and a very strong need or desire to fulfil them.
Our clientele at Nazani Tea is very conscious of health and wellbeing and part of our brand ethos is to only offer loose leaf herbals. For whatever reasons associated perhaps with convenience, many people opt to use teabags to consume teas and herbals. Whilst it is much easier to simply throw a teabag away as opposed to cleaning a teapot with every brew, this is not a practice that is best for health. This is because it is not common knowledge that teabags of any type release billions of microplastics and nanoplastics that could result in disease.
This is why at Nazani Tea we believe that loose leaf is best since we do not wish to introduce anything impure or potentially harmful to the tea and herbal drinking experience. Sometimes, it may be impractical to not use teabags, such as when people travel. For this, we recommend using muslin tea pouches with any loose leaf teas or herbals. Muslin tea pouches made of organic cotton are safe to place your teas and herbals into and can be washed and reused multiple times. The other option is an on the go glass tea brewer/tumbler for those wanting a better brew. We caution people to be weary of teabags due to the issues with microplastics and nanoplastics.
This warning is not merely for people to buy loose leaf, but is applicable to other areas of food preparation. Nazani Tea urges people to conduct their own research into harmful elements that frequently appear and interfere in the food supply chain so that people can maximize their participation in preventative medicine and minimize their chances of acquiring illness. This includes reading the ingredients of foods purchases, looking at the quality of the soil in which food is grown and using the correct kitchen tools in cooking. Food items purchased in grocery stores should only have a few ingredients and not entire paragraphs, which is an indicator of products containing artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Also, organic can mean many things but the crucial aspect is for the soil in which food is grown to be free of pesticides. Moreover, it is advisable to use stainless steel to cook food as opposed to utensils coated with chemicals that can equally release billions of microplastics and nanoplastics.
So how about kicking off 2023 with a small, yet impactful resolution to not only help the environment, but really make a difference to health and wellness, by ditching the teabag!