High-end tea often emphasizes the eco-conscious aspects of the packaging and product, even going so far as to suggest that buyers use the used tea leaves as fertilizer. I decided to make packaging that was as environmentally friendly as possible.
The entire box is made of paper products, which are either recyclable or compostable. The tea is in a wax paper bag, a material that is airtight enough to keep the tea fresh while being more environmentally friendly than plastic. The top and bottom are held on by the snug fit with the sides, supplemented by stickers on the top and bottom. The paper used in the stickers is seed paper, meaning that after use, they can be planted to produce wildflowers.
The tea bags are embossed with the tea sprig that appears on the label and box.
The box can be used as a planter once the tea is finished. The bottom lid has a pre-punched hole for drainage. Instructions for use are included in the box.