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Dilmah Premium Ceylon Tea 100 Bags $2.55, Extra Strength $3.50/ $3.70 @ Woolworths and Coles

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Half price on this tea. Tbh, I don't find any difference in taste between this and the Twinings brand.

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Extra strength tea bags

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  • +3 votes

    Same price in Coles this week.

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      Are their teabags microplastic free?
      And the bag glue?
      https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/sep/30/those-fancy-tea...

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        These are not made of plastic, so they should be free of microplastics

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          What are they made of? And the glue to seal the bag?

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            @pentole: Looks paper to me. I use them daily.

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            @pentole: paper and thread.

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              @nsuinteger: Source? Thread made of? Genuinely curious.

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                @pentole: Our teabags are NOT made with nylon or polyethylene terephthalate (PET), commonly used in the older style of pyramid nylon bags. Those nylon and PET bags have been the focus of research and media attention related to micro-plastics leeching into the water but rest assured we don't use those materials. Our pyramid style Exceptional range use a material derived from maize starch which is treated by an enzyme to create the compound poly-lactic acid (PLA) which has a 'plastic-like' character which can be spun into fibre. The teabags are technically compostable however this relates more to commercial composting and not home composting so we do not advertise these as biodegradable. We are now in the process of changing ALL our teabags (Including tagless bags) over to plastic-free PLA material.

                read more under; DO YOUR TEABAGS CONTAIN PLASTICS?
                http://www.thedilmahshop.co.nz/ShopFAQ/

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                  @nsuinteger: There you go, thanks. The fact that they are not made in nylon or PET does not mean they can't contain PLAs.
                  Although sourced from starch, PLAs can still leach estrogenic chemicals.
                  I'm not surprised that they are rushing to change to swap over to plastic free material.

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                  @nsuinteger: this is the second half that relates to the specific teas that are being ozBargained:-

                  Our standard teabags (non-pyramid bags) i.e. Dilmah Premium, Ceylon Green Tea and Infusions are composed mostly of natural cellulose fibres which contain no plastic coating such as epichlorohydrin and do not use chemical paper bleaching. Currently, these tagless teabags which do not use a staple or string to seal the bag contain 2% of polypropylene fibres used only for the heat seal that joins the bag together. These polypropylene fibres are a food-safe material which does not leech into water (like nylon or PET). For environmental reasons however, some choose to use loose leaf tea or organic teabags. This means our tagless teabags are not yet compostable or biodegradable yet but the imminent move to PLA material will eliminate the need for this 2% of polypropylene fibres as PLA can also be heat sealed. Our outer packaging and sachets for individually wrapped tea bags are not currently compostable. The inner foil wrapper/pouch used in most of our products is crucial in maintaining the airtight freshness so important in tea but is not currently biodegradable as it uses a thin film of plastic-lined foil. However, that is soon moving to a new plastic-free alternative as well.

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          How do you know?

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          These tea bags do not contain plastic:
          • Lipton Quality Black and Intense (traditional tea bags) are made from Manilla hemp and cellulose fibres. They are compostable but not recyclable.
          • T2's new teabags, which recently changed due to customer demand (yay!), are now made from cornstarch and are biodegradable
          • Pukka's teabags are folded and stitched together with organic cotton. They're plastic free and can go straight into your compost!
          • Tielka tea bags have zero plastic content and the fabric is made from corn fibre.
          These tea bags do contain plastic:
          • Lipton Green Decaf, Chai and Herbal (traditional tea bags) are made from Manilla hemp, cellulose and thermoplastic fibres. They are not compostable or recyclable.
          • Bushells Tea Bag paper is made from Manila hemp, cellulose and thermoplastic fibres, as such they are not compostable or recyclable.
          • Nerada tea filter paper is manufactured using a blend of high-quality manila hemp, which does contain a tiny percentage (less than 2%) of food-grade synthetic fibres. These fibres are used to heat-seal the teabag, ensuring that the tea remains inside the bag while brewing.
          • Nerada are currently in the process of trialling a new filter paper made from 100% natural fibres and plan to introduce it into their tea bags as soon as soon as the trial results are successful.
          • Madura tea bag filter paper is comprised of 80% natural materials, with the balance being made up of synthetic fibres.
          • Tetley claim they continually seek to work with their suppliers to improve and explore the most sustainable production processes and methods. However, as a result of the manufacturing process, Tetley tea bags do contain a very small amount of plastic to ensure the bags remain closed when they are in your tea.
          • Twinings use a plastic based material (acrylic polymer binder) to bind the materials together to create the paper for their teabags.

  • +3 votes

    There is a big difference between two teas BUT it is not about better or worse. I love Twinings Earl Grey but different times I like to have Dilmah too. And at this price it is a real bargain, Thank you

    • +8 votes

      Dilmah has a milder taste due to their production methods compared to brands like Lipton. The basic Dilmah black tea uses a lot of lower leaf , like all basic tea brands. They don't mush the leaf up into a slurry like others. Conversely it's the mushing up process which makes tea brew faster and make it taste more flavoursome. Earl Grey is black tea with bergamot flavouring so it will taste differently anyway.

  • +8 votes

    These ones aren't bad but the Dilmah extra strong are the best teabags out. Single origin too, unlike Twinings/Lipton etc which are a blend of leaves from all over the place.

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    Dilmah extra strength all the way!!!

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    just bought 4 boxes thanks OP

  • +1 vote

    Sri Lankan Dilmah tea is cheaper in Australia than in Sri lanka itself.

    Premium 100 bags cost LKR 450 = $3.66
    https://www.keellssuper.com/product-information/beverages/te...

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    This has all happened before and will happen again.

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    Do the bags contain plastic?

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