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At Clipper Teas, we have a proud history of being pioneers and we pride ourselves on our innovation. We were the first brand to launch green tea into supermarkets, and in 1994 we became the UK’s first Fairtrade tea company. We have a strong focus on creating natural, fair and delicious drinks, so using unbleached bags just seemed natural for us, and it’s just another reason why we’re different. We’re so natural, even our bags are unbleached!
What are Unbleached Bags?
So, what’s the difference between bleached and unbleached bags? When tea bags went into mass production, paper became the main choice of material to make them. Tea bags today are made from paper, which is a blend of wood and vegetable fibres. Over the years, many companies have experimented with different tea bag designs to make their bags more appealing. During this time the process of ‘bleaching’ was introduced as many companies felt that consumers would find white tea bags more visually appealing than their natural colour. Because of its popularity this process was adopted by many companies and many of them continue to make their tea bags using bleached paper today. So what difference does that make to you if you’re brewing a cup of your favourite blend? Well, tea bags that go through the bleaching process contain a mixture of chemicals whereas unbleached bags don’t undergo this unnecessary process. So if you’re sipping a cup of tea made from an unbleached bag, you know that you’re not only drinking something that tastes good, but something that’s just a little bit less interfered with!