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Dilmah Premium Quality Tea Bags 100 Pack $5 @ Woolworths


This Premium Ceylon Black Tea product consists of 100 tea bags.
Product of Sri Lanka

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  • +4

    Dilmah don't use plastics in their bags so you can avoid microplastics.

    • Who does use plastics? Twinings?

      • Yes, and a few others.

        • Not according to Choice.

          The normal Twinings tea bags are apparently paper with no staple. The Dilmah process appears to be the same as Twinings use although on some Twinings products (square bags) there is a small amount of polypropylene.

          This article is from 2017 but I couldn't find any update on the Twinings Au website: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/do-you-…

          Being compostable/biodegradable is NOT the same as being (micro)plastic free.

          • @Igaf: 👍🏻
            Look deeper and read between the lines on their website. This change has barely happened and they have not advertised it on their packaging yet because they're still using plastic.

            • +1

              @Mr BoMBAStiG: Lol. You've made two incorrect statements based on total guesswork, been corrected up by two people, and you're telling me to "read between the lines"? Comedy gold. Unlike you, I did some reading and there's little difference between Dilmah's package and Twining's for the "typical" tea bags (small win to Dilmah). I also understand that being compostable or biodegradable doesn't mean microplastics aren't involved. Your comment was a good reminder though so it's time I went back to my loose leaf tea.

              • @Igaf: I'll be here all week, try the veal.

                • @Mr BoMBAStiG: There's a movie somewhere in that. An apt title would be 'Here, but not quite all there'

                  Btw, I checked with BlocHaus for you and they welcome anyone who identifies with the marginalised customers their special sessions cater for - which seems an entirely reasonable position, especially given their whole business ethos. I'd hazard a guess you won't attend because you were never actually interested anyway?

                  • -1

                    @Igaf: This was a solid take down, with a good laugh.

                  • @Igaf: *has at a guess

                    • -1

                      @Mr BoMBAStiG: Que? Surely after railing about what you think is intolerable "discrimination" https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/15022318/redir you welcome BlocHaus's response that you haven't been denied access to a targeted deal and will gratefully take up their invitation? Or is being respectful, identifying/empathising with marginalised people not your schtick?

    • +3

      Filter paper used in Dilmah bags which is a more traditional way to make tea bags also sheds fiber. The difference is that it is bigger particles than microplastic. Why not just use lose tea and eliminate the problem altogether?

      • Yeah tea sucks.

      • +1

        Convenience and time.

        • -1

          In plain terms, laziness.

    • +1

      That's incorrect.
      These Premium bags are only 98% biodegradable.

      "For teabags where heat sealing has been required we have used custom teabag material that contains 2% of very fine polypropylene fibres used only for the heat seal that joins the bag together."



      • -1

        I'm more worried about the health impact microplastics have on my body if I am drinking them. I'd rather 2% than 100%.

      • Similar to Twinings. Thanks for the links and the "fact" check.

  • +2

    I was buying the 200 box for $6 .

  • Think of how much it actually costs to make this tea in Sri Lanka, 20c maybe?

    Woolies markup would be huge

    • +1

      They make a loss each time selling to aussies

    • In the local market its about $6 but if i remember correctly you can buy it a bit cheaper if you go to hill country. They have different varieties and grades. And some of the exported varieties they don't sell in the local market.

      Since woolies/coles buy in bulk they may be getting a better whole sale price

    • +21

      As a migrant from Sri Lanka who visit the country regularly, I can confirm the high quality tea prices over there is horrendously expensive. In fact, many people don't even think about buying premium products like Dilmah simply because they can't afford it. As a matter of fact, one of the things that we bring to Sri Lanka when we visit is Dilmah premium tea (how ironical is that lol). While I'm sure Woolworths is making some decent profits please don't assume Sri Lankans get to enjoy Dilmah premium teas with the affordability that we enjoy here.
      On another note, I can confirm that Dilmah is one of few companies in Sri Lanka that actually have some really nice work environments (their factory outlets look and feel like 5 star resorts). Their hygiene standards and working conditions are on par with some of the best I've seen even in Australia.

      • +3

        That’s some excellent info right there. And depressing that the country of origin is less able to enjoy its product than importers.

      • +1

        100% agree with the comments, I was part of the external team who did some system developmetnts in year 1998-2000, yes 24yrs back, hard to belive they've maintained their standard over the years.

  • I think these are 13.99 for 300 regular price, for those who are Costco members

  • +1

    Dilmah Tea is the best

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