Monday, May 5, 2008

Do You Compost Your Tea Leaves?

Greetings again, to anyone who is still possibly hanging around in hopes of a new post. After my month-long sabbatical, I’ve decided it’s time to get back on the tea-blogging wagon, and I’ll be posting twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays with reviews. I’m hoping to order a tea plant soon as well…I finally got the seeds I ordered, soaked them, was all ready to plant them, and had an emergency with one of my dogs to attend to that basically ruined my chances of planting them. *sigh* I’m determined to try growing a tea plant this summer though…

Another thing I’m going to start doing is composting. I’m going to start a vermicompost (worm) bin in the next couple of weeks (already ordered and on the way), and hopefully a “regular” hot composting pile outside by the end of the summer. This means that instead of tossing the tea leaves down the disposal (or worse, throwing them in the garbage at work), I’ll be saving all of my tea leaves and any bags I use to compost with the rest of my kitchen scraps. I’ve even ordered some biodegradable bags (made of cornstarch) to use at work for carrying home tea leaves after use. I’ll keep an empty tea tin on my desk for collecting leaves.

So, do you compost your tea leaves/bags?


  1. Teapot Diversions TeamMay 7, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    We cited your post at our blog and linked back. Do let us know how your Tea Leaves/Bag Composting goes.

    Are you composting your tea leaves?

    Good Day!

    -Teapot Diversions Team

  2. Thanks for stopping in...and for citing my post! I'm thinking the worm bin is going to be fabulous for composting my tea leaves, and can't wait to get started with it. I've added a link to your blog here as well.

  3. Yes, in my green bin.


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