Classic Compostable Teabags

plastic-free whole-leaf teabags to minimize your footprint

English Breakfast

Classic Teabags | Black15 reviews
$11 USD

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Elegant and poised, focused and aware. Each step precise, keen eyes watchful. No matter what surprises the day brings, these feathers remain unruffled.


AROMA: Sweet & biscuity
PALATE: Elegant, bright and brisk
MOOD: Bold

The predominance of bright Keemun in this bold English Breakfast tea fills you with strength & pluck.


Black tea

BLEND NO. 2211

*Please note, our 100 count Classic Teabag boxes have not yet transitioned to home compostable envelopes.

Creating the Universal Language for Aroma

Why is it so difficult to articulate what we are smelling?

The Art: Right Brain

“Aroma is a powerful trigger of memory; a brief whiff can create vivid, potent images in our mind, associated with a confluence of recollections.” - Lana Sutherland | CEO, TEALEAVES

Exploring the relationship between aroma and mood, each blend is crafted in homage to a unique scent memory. The mood of English Breakfast is Bold.

The Science: Left Brain

Utilizing headspace gas chromatography to index scent molecules in our blends, and applying Microsoft's Principles of Inclusive Design to create codified data visualization, we created the first iteration of the Language of Aroma.

Discover our right and left-brained approach to articulate this ever elusive sense:

Our Classic teabags use a renewable and sustainable material called Polyactic Acid (PLA), made from corn starch. 

With 11 varietals to choose from, we hope you find peace in a teacup.


Better Than Biodegradable

Each teabag is home compostable, leaving no trace behind. The envelopes are made from NatureFlex, a material comprised of renewable woodpulp which breaks down in the compost along with the sachet.


The entire product is home compostable! This means that it can fully break down within a short period of time without the support of a commercial facility, providing a truly sustainable life cycle.


Other options on the market, such as 'biodegradable' or 'industrial compostable' packaging, are not as sustainable because they require a commercial facility to be composted. These facilities are often inaccessible and therefore the products typically end up in landfills. These options do not provide a zero-waste experience where the entire product can be disposed of in your home compost bin.

Please note, our 100 count Classic Teabag boxes have not yet transitioned to home compostable envelopes, but will as soon as we move through existing inventory.

Dispose of teabag sachet and envelope in your home compost.


We wanted to make being environmentally friendly as easy as possible for you! You can discard this product in your backyard compost or in your food bin collected by your municipality. You can rest easy knowing your teabags won't end up in the landfill.


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Ruth P.
United States United States

I love everything about it. Highly recommended

Nancy M.
United States United States
Best. Tea in a teabag. Ever.

Love this tea! Smooth, not bitter. Stands out from all other teas; just delicious!

April H.
United States United States

I’ve loved this tea from the bold taste to the aroma to the pyramid and packaging. However, I’m extremely disappointed in my most recent order. It seems that there is not as much tea/and or it is weaker in each pyramid, so now I have to use 2 teabags to make 1 cup of tea in the same cup for which I was previously using 1 bag. The individual packaging seems flimsy and cheap in comparison to the old design. And, when I opened the shipping box to find 50 teabags haphazardly thrown into a plain cardboard box, rather than the nice white box they previously came in. Poor preservation. On top of all of this, the price went up since my last order in 2020. I don’t know if all of these changes are COVID related, but I am so bummed and I don’t know if I will order again.

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Leave No Trace.

Each TEALEAVES Classic tea bag is plastic free and home compostable, leaving no trace.

What are the tea bags made of? How are the tea bags made? The home compostable sachet (tea bag) is built with 100% plant-based material, Polylactic Acid (PLA), derived from corn. It allows for optimal infusion and flavor and can be discarded with your food waste or put into your home compost. Consciously crafted inside and out, the outer overwrap is there to keep all of the natural flavors of the tea inside the sachet until you are ready to brew it. But don't worry, the outer envelope is also fully home compostable! We chose NatureFlex, a backyard compostable renewable material, made from renewable woodpulp.

Compared to an estimated 100 - 500 years for petroleum-based plastics, these envelopes will take only a few months to break down in your home compost! For moments when you need the convenience of a full-flavored teabag that's better than biodegradable tea bags, you'll no longer need to ponder the question, "Are tea bags compostable?". We've got you covered, by design.