State-of-the-art. Unique.

Our T-PODS

Our infusions are exciting compositions of the finest teas and natural flavors from Martin Bauer Germany.
Our entire production comes from Sri Lanka, country that records the world’s highest levels of antioxidants found in tealeaves.
This marvelous beverage with its excellent soft energizing effect and cholesterol reducing properties is also cancer-preventer.
 
Whit our T-Pods there’s no wringing, no dripping, no mess, no waste. After stirring to satisfaction, the T-pod may be returned to its envelope for reuse or easy disposal.
Single estate premium Ceylon tea packed at the point of origin.
Fragrance protective envelope is tear resistant and moisture-proof
 
The Foil

Ordinary filter paper would absorb the actual tea taste and brewing colloids etc, whereas our perforated foil releases the full flavor back into the cup. While paper tea bags may contain noxious substances such as remainders of glues or plant-protective agents like pesticides etc., our perforated foil is manufactured according to EU standards. It is encapsulated with a layer of BOPP, which remains stable even up to 121 degrees Celsius. This special food grade foil (FDA certified) was purposed designed and is manufactured in Germany for Bistrotea under license.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF BISTROTEA

 
 Sustainable Agriculture
Only the top 1% of Ceylon Tea meets Bistrotea specific taste and aroma profiles as well as its demanding quality standards. Such teas are exceptionally rare, and frequently cultivated by smallholder farmers in remote highland areas of the famous tea-growing districts. Moreover such teas are also under threat from a variety of factors such as urbanization of agricultural land, civil unrest or economic development away from agricultural production altogether. In recent years consumers around the world are switching their tea drinking habits from mainstream to increasingly more lifestyle or gourmet-type teas. This imbalance between supply and demand may limit the future supply of tea required by Bistrotea for its Hon-Circle Members.

 Biodiversity and Conservation
In addition to adverse quantities of water and energy, ordinary teabags require enormous quantities of Manila-hemp (Musa textilis). Vast areas of agricultural lands have to be cleared for this mono- cultivation practice, thus forcing back the tropical forests in East Asia more and more. Harmful substances such as glues or pesticides that may exist in teabags cannot be found in Bistrotea.

 Aluminum is infinitely recyclable
Natural resources can be preserved through the use of aluminum. At the end of its useful life, recycled aluminum retains its properties, which guarantees that it is possible to create value by recycling it into new products. Using recycled aluminum saves approximately 95% of the energy required for primary aluminum production* and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions compared with primary production Today, Bistrotea T-Pods are produced from about 80% recycled or scrapped aluminum, thus minimizing the use of primary aluminum and consequent energy demand. (*source: EAA (European Aluminum Association) In most countries, the T-Pod is not seen as packaging but rather as being part of the product. In Germany, Bistrotea T-Pods can be collected though the Grüner Punkt (Green Dot) packaging waste system. This system recycles 70% of aluminum packaging in Germany.

Downsizing and miniaturization also decrease the amount of greenhouse gases
Bistrotea needs a cup, not a machine! Choosing the right portion is in the preparation of a cup of tea, a fundamental element for reducing the size of its carbon footprint.

WHY TEAPODS

PURE
Designer foil©  doesn‘ t  absorb  the  natural flavours.  (Brewing Colloids!) 
SAFE
Designer foil©,  sterilizable  up  to  121°C!  (FDA).
SMART
Exact  dosage,  no  wastage,  no  dripping,  no  wringing,  no  teaspoon!
FRESH
Single  Estate  Premium  Ceylon  Tea  packed  at  the  point  of  Origin!
STYLISH
Appealing  Life-style  flair  with  a  touch  of  exotic  flavour!
DRESSED
Fragrance  protective  envelope©  is tear resistant  &  moisture-proof!
 
 RECOGNIZED GLOBALLY

The winner of this most prestigious and coveted award!

FPA Gold Award Winner in Packaging Excellence USA 2008

EAFA AlufoilTrophy Winner Europe 09

Design & Marketing Performance UK Silver Award 2009