Text by Stephanie Madison
Tea drinkers across the globe now have the choice of drinking tomorrow’s tea today thanks to a space age and environmentally friendly take on the standard tea bag courtesy of Bistrotea.
Director of Bistrotea’s exclusive distributors HY I.Q. International (HK) Limited, Anita Hari Harilela, says the award-winning TPOD was designed to simplify tea-drinking.
“Tea is a widely enjoyed beverage and yet the humble teabag is such a messy and fussy method to infuse tea,” Harilela says.
“The difference between the tea bag and the TPOD is that the absorbent tea bag not only filters out the flavour but many also contain substances such as glue. The benefit of using the TPOD is that (it) contains the flavours of the tea and does not have toxic glues.”
She says the TPOD is pure, safe, smart and uses and exact dosage for a single cup of tea. “There is no wastage, no messiness, no wringing and no need for a teaspoon; it is stylish, chic and innovative (and) the packaging is biodegradable and recyclable.”
With its commitment to environmental factors, Bistrotea’s products and processes give new meaning to the term ‘green’ tea as the company espouses the virtues and methodologies of sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and conservation and recyclable aluminium while aiming to reduce greenhouse gases.
Bistrotea is a 100 per cent organic, Sri Lankan tea that is offered in Black, Red and Green tea ranges that are all packaged at the point of origin for quality and freshness.
Harilela says the TPOD will ultimately replace the traditional tea bag and is more versatile. “Today’s lifestyle is actively mobile – we carry our mobile phones, our laptops – we travel with our work and lives with us and now, we can pack our gourmet tea and take it with us anywhere.”