Here at Leafy Bean Co., we try not to take things too seriously. Whether we’re sharing a laugh over a cup of Cheeky Cheery Cherry [link to CCC tea] or monkeying around with Teagan [link to Teagan’s page], we bring a whole lot of fun to everything we do. But there’s one thing we’re really serious about: sustainabili-tea. We don’t only want to taste good, we want to be good. So we make sure that everything that we do is as good as our tea. We believe that there is no joy in enjoying the perfect cuppa unless every person and the planet is treated fairly at every step of the way!

Laura starting the dream

LEAFY BEAN TEA IS SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED AND PACKAGED
All of our ingredients are carefully sourced from trusted suppliers. One of the benefits of being an independent business is being able to choose exactly who we partner with, and we only work with people who share our values. Our ingredients are hand blended and packed in the UK. Our tea is packaged in sustainably recycled cartons.

PROUD TO BE PLASTIC-FREE

Our tas-tea tea bags are made with a fine silky mesh, which allows the leaves to be seen and appreciated! But not only do they enhance the leaves and flavours, they are also good for the environment. They are fully biodegradable, as they are made from a product called Soilon using PLA (polylactic acid), a byproduct of corn starch. The tea bags decompose over a period of approximately 12 months, into carbon dioxide and water when buried.
Our tea bags are also proudly plastic-free. We use specialist machines to form and fill them. They are cut and sealed using an ultrasonic wave (sound energy) which means they do not require any plastic or heat sealing, which could affect the ingredients and ultimately the flavour of the tea.

Laura starting the dream

APPLYING FOR B CORP

“I think it’s really important to be sustainable, but I think it’s also really important to be held accountable,” says our founder, Laura. “And if you’re a company and you’re not accountable for who you are and what you produce in the world then there’s not much of a point. We’re all here for a limited amount of time on this planet and to not have a huge massive impact that wrecks the environment is really really important. So that was one of the main reasons I applied for the B Corp Certification.”

The B Corp movement harnesses the power of business as a force for good, challenging entrepreneurs to balance purpose and profit. Certified B Corp businesses are legally obligated to consider the impact of their decisions and how they affect everyone from their employees, suppliers, customers, communities, and, of course, the environment. The B Corp community strives to reduce inequality, lower levels of poverty, and contribute to a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

It is an extremely rigorous process to get B Corp Certified. “You have to look very much inwardly at your company and see what you’re doing,” says Laura. “Are you doing the things that you think you are? And we are! We had to look at all of our processes, and all of our packaging. We were already there with a lot of this — I refused to do tea bags until I knew they could be fully biodegradable, and the box could be fully recyclable. I think we do very well about looking after our staff, so we have just had to write everything down. Because I am a single entrepreneur on my own, it lives in my head. It doesn’t live on a piece of paper — it lives in my head and I carry it around! So in terms of qualifying for B Corp status I haven’t had to do too much in terms of changing our processes, it’s just getting it from my head to a piece of paper!”

Currently on our B Corp journey, we have completed all of the necessary paperwork and evaluated every aspect of Leafy Bean Co. to ensure that we are meeting their high standards, and for the next step we are now waiting to be audited! So we will give you an update with the results of our audit. Thank you for supporting us as we strive to do better for the world!

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From bush to cup

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