We no longer presentthe tea . This millennial plant has conquered the four corners of the globe, to the point of becoming in the 20th century the most drunk drink in the world after water.
But did you know that behind this aromatic drink there is also an excellent element of compost ?
Indeed, the dried leaves of the tea plant are not only good for your infusion. Rich in minerals and amino acids, your tea, whether loose or in a bag, could significantly enrich your compost.
But then, how do you go about composting your tea? We explain to you.
Why compost tea?
Composting continues to appeal to households. Indeed, in addition to reducing waste, it provides quality fertilizer for your plants.
Thus, peelings, eggshells, coffee grounds and other food waste can enrich your compost.
Among them is notably tea. The latter, whether consumed in bags or in bulk, is indeed an excellent source of nutrients for your compost. It is a quality moist material, because the tea leaves contain minerals and amino acids in large quantities.
Thus, moist tea leaves increase the rate of compost decomposition and enrich it with nutrients.
How to compost tea?
Composting is a natural process that makes it easy to produce fertilizer.
All you have to do is mix wet and dry materials in a compost bin, whether indoors or outdoors.
The best way to optimize the composting of tea is to favor only 100% organic teas . Regardless of the type of tea, they will fulfill their objective of adding value to your compost.
However, it is better to opt for loose teas , or at least teas in bags made of cornstarch, paper, silk or even muslin.
Indeed, some tea bags are made of polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer that does not break down.
You can even bury your organic tea directly around your plants. The nutrients will help the plant to grow. In addition, it also promotes moisture retention around the roots.
Stop wasting the potential of your favorite drink! Once your tea is finished, give it a second life through composting. Find all our loose organic teas in our online store . Delivery throughout Switzerland!