We continue to support our local community and to protect our environment as best as we can. Throughout the year we help and are sponsoring a large number of community events. A few examples of our environmental commitments are listed below.
The Tea Haus has been bullfrog powered since 2008.
We are a proud member of Eco Living London
For travels to tea-related events and countries, we participate in a carbon offset program. This reduces the emissions that our business activities generate.
Offset - Tea to go
For every cup of tea that we are selling 'to-go', we will donate 10 cents to Reforest London. In addition, the cups are bio-degradeable.
Reduce and Reuse - Ziplock bags
For in store customers, we encourage the reuse of the ziplock bags that are used to package the tea. Customers that return to the store can choose to bring in their own packaging. For further incentive we will donate 5 cent for each reused bag to Reforest London.
Reduce and Recycle - Packing Material
We do reuse much of the packing material that comes with many of our products. Cardboard boxes are reused for our internet orders; packing material is reused to secure your purchase during the shipment to your home.
Oxy-biodegradable bags - Packing Material
We use oxy-biodegradable bags. Exposed to air and heat they will break down over time.
Composting - Tea Leaves
We collect all the tea leaves used to prepare cups and pots of tea at the store and compost.
Reduce - Receipt paper
Our staff will ask customers if they require a receipt. We will gladly print one out but have noticed that the majority of customers dispose of the receipts before they leave the store. Less paper means more trees!
Eliminate - Water Bottles
When we are asked for water at The Tea Haus, our customers receive a glass of filtered water (no bottles!) free of charge. Water is a basic necessity of life and we don't believe in charging for it. Many people complain about the cost of gasoline but are more than willing to pay $2 for 591ml of water!