Are tea bags harmful? It’s a fair question when you think about it. Tea bags are soaked in hot drinks, where their properties are infused into your beverage. A bag with harmful elements, and they are out there and used regularly, leads to chemical bleed, where those damaging ingredients end up in your drink, and ultimately, inside of you. Yuck.

Sam spent an entire year developing the perfect mulling spice blends for his winter Glow Kits and set a standard of excellence that has remained a pillar within the company to this day. If you’re going to do something, do it right and create something you’re proud to put your name on. Sam may like his drink, but he also likes being proud of a hard’s days work.

That obsession is seen in every detail in Boozn Sam’s products, even down to the tea bags. Because the bags you seep matter. Anything unsavory in that material ultimately ends up back in your body. And there are things to avoid too. Such as metal staples, harmful chemicals and microplastics.

This is also why, Boozn Sam’s uses unbleached bags made from plant fibers. No additional tastes or flavors. All of the goodness you’ve come to expect from having a high degree of integrity in the products Sam personally puts his name on.

Material of the Tea Bag

Some lower-quality tea bags may be made with materials that can release harmful substances when exposed to hot water. Some tea bags are made with paper that has been treated with epichlorohydrin, which is a compound that is considered a possible human carcinogen. However, safer materials now exist. Some tea bags are now made with biodegradable or organic materials.


Certain tea bags are made with plastic, and there is concern about the potential release of microplastics into the tea when hot water is added. This is more common with some silky or mesh tea bags. Microplastics can actually cause major brain issues, including anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue.

Landfill Waste

Aside from non-biodegradable metal staples, tea bags that are made with a combination of plastic and paper will not decompose and end up in landfills, slowly deteriorating for the next hundred years. That’s good for no one. Not you. Not me. Not our future generation. Finally, have you considered the outer wrap? Although it may look cool, the outer, individual wrap that envelops each and every tea bag in your tea box, is waste. Unnecessary waste too, since it isn’t vacucum sealed and does little more than make the product look nicer.

The Perfect Bag

The perfect bag does exist, and we used it. It’s a natural filter that is biodegradable and unbleached. No tags. No strings. No outer wraps. You see, at the end of the day, your drink should be about…your drink. The rest is irrelevant, which is why we removed all the rest through careful though and research, leaving behind the pure essence of what you’re after – a damn good drink.