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Is There Plastic Hiding in Your Tea Bags? Plus, Zero-Waste Tea Options

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Before you steep that lavender and chamomile nightcap before bed, there’s something you should know. There may be plastic hiding in your tea bags…

 In 2017, Americans consumed 84 billion servings of tea, according to the Tea Association of the USA Inc. That’s a lot of tea! And the most common modicum of tea for tea drinkers is tea bags, the dunkable little bags that encapsulate tea and keep it from exploding in hot water. But what if those bags are affecting our health and environment?