After several months of development, we’re really excited to announce the launch of our new eco-friendly packaging!

Our huge range of loose teas are now presented in special multi-layered grass paper bags, resealable with a metal tie. The bags fulfil the function of being completely food safe and thick enough to keep the teas fresh, while being biodegradable.

We care very much about reducing and eliminating single-use plastics wherever possible at Samovar Tea House, and we’re really pleased to be able to use these innovative products which will avoid the food waste that can be caused by lower quality paper bags.

Samovar Tea House eco friendly packaging
Samovar Tea House tea packaging

Local orders are packaged in biodegradable paper bags, while orders sent out by courier to UK addresses are presented in biodegradable card boxes with our trademark teal paper, sealed with paper packing tape.

The new eco packaging for our teas is something we have been working on for over a year now, as it has been extremely challenging to source suitably sized biodegradable high quality products for our UK business, and we wanted to make sure the changes we made were truly beneficial and would avoid food waste, rather than just greenwashing.

The grass paper bags can be disposed of in your recycling bin, or in your compost!

For now, we will continue to use our kraft paper coffee pouches with the small plastic air valve, as we believe this is currently the best option for keeping the coffee and hot chocolates fresh and avoiding food waste. However, we will be keeping an eye out for suitable plastic-free alternatives as they are developed.

We hope you enjoy our new-look teas!

Click here for our range of tea tins for long-term storage of tea – they also make nice gift items!