We run a company that wants to be responsible and ethical in every way possible.

We at Derbyshire Tea are committed to protecting our environment and every part of producing Derbyshire Tea has had this in mind from printing boxes locally to save product miles, to using the most environmentally friendly tea bag paper available, even our website is run using 100% green energy.

Our Tea Bags
Derbyshire Tea only uses plant-based compostable Tea Bags.
It is a 100% biodegradable heat-sealable paper which is made using wood pulps and vegetable starch.

It is 100% biodegradable as it is made from biodegradable raw materials.
It is compostable to EN13432 standard (the EU standard for industrially compostable materials), it will disintegrate in home compost and the residual bioplastic will biodegrade in time.
The polymer used in this Biodegradable Tea Bag Paper is certified GM-free by Eurofins.
The tests we have done show that this tea bag paper retains its strength well whilst in the cup, and will not affect the flavour of our delicious teas.
The paper is fully Halal and Kosher.
Although some environmental bodies define plastic as oil based, we are very wary of using the term ‘Plastic-free’ on our tea bags, as technically, the PLA used in this Bio Tea Bag Paper are still ‘bioplastics’, although derived from corn rather than from oil.

Outer Packaging Bags
Derbyshire Tea only uses fully recyclable outer bags. These bags will degrade naturally within 12 months of composting. We’d love to use the term ‘plastic free’ but are very wary of doing so, as these bags are made from bioplastics composed of fully recyclable raw plant materials. The cost of these bags is approximately 50% more than normal plastic packaging.

Our website
We’re proud that our website is powered by 100% renewable electricity from sources like the sun, wind and sea.