I was raised to be an iced tea drinker, but switched to hot tea when I lived in London. Spent tea bags and leaves are fully compostable.
Q: Spent tea leaves are obviously the leaves of the plant. Spent coffee grounds are from the seed (bean) of the plant. Does this make a difference in rejuvenating the soil? To remove the leaves should remove fewer nutrients than removing a seed due to the concentration of nutrients in a seed. That's my theory, but would like knowledgable answer.
Non profit group: global sustainability nonprofit Forum for the Future
The report itself is at http://www.forumforthefuture.org/sites/default/files/project/downloads/future-tea-%E2%80%93-hero-crop-2030.pdf
collaborative project called Tea 2030.
2030 is a global project bringing together some of the key organisations in the
global tea industry, including the
Ethical Tea Partnership, Fairtrade International, Finlays, IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Rainforest Alliance,
S&D Coffee & Tea, Tata Global Beverages, Twinings, Unilever and Yorkshire Tea. We also thank the International Tea
Committee for their support.
Ten key factors affecting tea industry:
——Competition for land and productivity
——Availability of labour and increase in mechanisation
——Balance of power across the supply chain
——Emergence of new business models
——Sustainability leadership in emerging economies
——Improvement in wages and labour welfare in the supply chain
——Consumer attitudes to food value
two most impactful and two most uncertain factors
These are: the ability of the tea sector to attract investment; and the collective sustainability leadership demonstrated by business and governments.
Report has 4 scenarios based on these two factors.