The best of these teas are loose leaf, which can create a hassle at work. (Remember Chow's great feature on High Tea in Cubicle-Land?) Do you take a tea steeper to work, or a tea-press mug?
Enter the T-Sac biodegradable tea filter...
T-Sac Tea Filters are made out out of specially-developed chlorine free, natural unbleached paper. They come in four sizes suited for single cup to teapot servings.
We really like how these can be filled with tea and closed, so that no leaves creep out into our cup. The folded flap at the top is more secure than it appears. But the teabag also expands at the bottom, giving plenty of room for the water to move freely through the tea leaves - an improvement over many tea balls, which compress the tea so much there's no way for it to infuse properly.
Then, when the tea is fully infused, the used bags are fully biodegradable and can be composted.
We're loving our little packet of tea bags; they're letting us drink more tea in our busy work day than ever before, without the fuss of a teapot or strainer.
All four sizes are available through Amazon for about $4.95 to $6.95 for a package of 100 filters. Also check your local tea shop, which is where we found ours.