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Supporting our tea farmers

All of the delicious leaves used in blending LYONS Tea are 100% sustainably sourced & Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM. At LYONS Tea we are committed to ensuring decent working conditions for all our farmers while protecting the environment in the tea gardens. One cup of LYONS helps make a big difference.

The environment

Together with the Rainforest Alliance, we're working to ensure the protection of local wildlife and their habitats in and around our tea fields

Tea pickers & their families

Heat treatment is getting more popular everyday. Most of us have our own conceptions about this treatment.

What you can do. Compost!

At LYONS we want to spread the word that you can compost your LYONS teabags. You can do this by adding them to your brown bin collection or why not try composting at home. It's simple and provides rich free compost for your garden. Here's some tips from the Master Blender.


Chop up waste


Add sprinkles of water to speed up the process


Layer green waste on top of brown waste


Place in the sun & turn regularly

Over the last few years, we’ve been stacking up the shelves with plant-based tea bags and our entire range of boxes now contain our new biodegradable tea bags. Tea-riffic news!

We’re working hard to make this clear for your on our boxes, but in the meantime, rest assured that all our retail boxes are full of our lovely plant based bags.

And whilst doing this, we’ve also never compromised on the great-tasting cuppa you know and love. We want all tea manufacturers in Ireland to make the switch to biodegradable tea bags. Most tea bag manufacturers should have up to date information on their website and we recommend you check there for their latest status. If they don’t have the information available we recommend you get in touch with their customer carelines.

For more information on Lyons Biodegradable Teabags contact UKIcare@unilever.com.

Fore more information and tips on composting visit stopfoodwaste.ie

And remember, it's recycling small things like teabags that can help make a big difference.