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What Happens To Tea Grounds After They Are Used?

As one of the most popular non-alcoholic beverages in the world along with coffee and cocoa, over 6 billion cups of tea are consumed globally every day. With soaring demand for tea drinks, the issue of “tea waste” is now front and center. Ever wondered about what happens to the tea grounds after they are used? In the past, tea grounds were often thrown away, but in recent years, there has been a growing interest in finding ways to reuse them. Tea grounds are a valuable resource, and they can be used in a variety of ways. 

According to the Taiwan Tea Research & Extension Station, tea grounds have been repurposed similar to coffee grounds. One of the most common uses for tea grounds is as fertilizer. Tea grounds are rich in nutrients and tannic acid, and they can help to improve soil quality and promote plant growth. Tea grounds can also be used as compost. They help to break down organic matter and add nutrients to the soil, and they can help to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills. In addition to their use as fertilizer and compost, tea grounds can also be used for a variety of other purposes. For example, tea grounds can be used to make insect repellent, soap, and body scrub. And somewhat unexpectedly, it might amuse you that tea grounds can also be used to deodorize poultry litter on farms. 

These are just a few of the many ways to reuse tea grounds, reduce waste and make a difference in the environment. Chatime is committed to sustainable development. One of our goals is to find a solution to recycle tea grounds. This would help to build a circular economy. Imagine being able to pick up fresh tea grounds from your local Chatime brewery and be part of making the world a more sustainable place