Enjoy a cup of tea from your eco-friendly tea pot
On a cold, rainy day there is nothing as comforting as a hot cup of tea. You instantly feel yourself relax as the aromatic tea hits your nose and once that cup is pressed into your hand you can feel its warmth seeping through your body. But being a eco-friendly consumer, you want to make sure that your relaxing cup of tea didn’t just ruin a rain forest or cause a hole in the ozone layer. Don’t fret, a simple upgrade to an environmentally friendly tea pot will keep you sipping into relaxation.
Pot vs. Kettle
In general, tea pots aren’t the most energy efficient way to brew your water, tea kettle’s are actually far more efficient however, many tea enthusiasts can’t break away from brewing up their tea the old fashioned way in a classic tea pot. But now that tea pot makers know how the tea-thusiasts are feeling they’ve made more eco-friendly tea pots to help to catch up with their efficient tea kettle cousins.
Eco Friendly Tea Pots
Eco-friendly tea pots are now quite common, but many are asking what makes them good for your tea and the environment? These tea pots are actually made with a special glass called borosilicate glass. So why is this glass so great for brewing tea? Borosilicate glass is immune to hot and cold shocks so it’s less likely to crack while you’re using or cleaning it, most borosilicate glass is made from 20 percent recycled materials, and this glass is also BPA free.
Some criticize this new tea pot craze because they’re just glass pots, however because they are glass you can see your tea blooming and watch the color change. Tea makers have actually developed blooming tea flowers especially for these glass tea pots. So the color of your tea and its blooming saturation actually make up for the lack of decoration.
One of these pots that we’ve fallen for is the BonJur Zen glass eco-friendly tea pot. This tea pot has swept us away with its classic Zen construction, boroscilicate glass, organic bamboo handle, stand, and tea scoop, and its stainless steal mesh removable infuser.
If you or another tea-thusiast you know have a borosciliate glass, or eco-friendly tea pot let know how well they brew for you with pictures and comments below!