t-sacs: Innovative Tea Filters
With the growing popularity of loose leaf tea in the United States, tea retailers are offering customers a variety of tea filtering devices like mesh strainers and infusers. While most are effective, problems may arise with finer grade teas, causing leaves or leaf particles to escape into the cup or pot. The cleanup may also be time consuming, making them inconvenient for tea drinkers on the go.
The German tea filter enterprise t-sac® GmbH invented a product to bring the convenience of a tea bag to loose leaf tea drinkers. These revolutionary filters, called t-sacs, combine a patented slide opening and an expanding gusset bottom. With these features the sac is easy to fill and the tea has room to properly expand. Because of its wide bottom, the sac does not require a filter stand. With t-sacs consumers can control the amount of tea that goes into each sac and blend teas for a custom flavor. While steeping the flap can be folded, twisted, and/or secured with the lid of the teapot.
The filter paper used for t-sacs is all natural and unbleached, making it an eco-friendly product. Since the paper contains no artificial ingredients, it will not taint the flavor of the tea. t-sacs are disposable and completely biodegradable, and after use filled sacs can be used in compost and gardening.
The fine fibers used to produce the filter paper are imported from the Philippines and Ecuador. While strong and durable, the paper is also thin and porous to allow fast brewing. It is inspected by computer to assure a quality product. After production t-sacs are put through another thorough examination before distribution to retailers.
t-sacs were created to meet customer demand for a user-friendly and environmentally safe loose tea filter. They come in four convenient sizes for use in mugs, large teapots and everything in between. With 25 years experience and various patented designs, t-sac® GmbH is changing the reputation of loose leaf tea. t-sacs allow you to enjoy the fresh, natural taste of loose leaf tea without the hassle of conventional straining methods.