Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your tea made?
All La Bonne Fille Fine Teas are sourced from carefully selected farms; please see specific product descriptions for countries of origin. All manufacturing is done in Canada with the strictest quality control and focus on product excellence.
Tell me about your tea bags!
Our pyramid tea bags are made in Canada of a plant-based material called polylactic acid (PLA). PLA is inert, biodegradable, DNA and GMO-free, and is produced by breaking down starches found in renewable plant sources. Our tea bags have a cotton string and printed-paper tag, which is attached to the PLA mesh using ultrasonic vibrational technology. This process instantly fuses the string to the mesh. The same technique is used when the rolled PLA mesh is spun into a pyramid shape, filled with our luxurious and delicate whole leaf tea, and sealed during production on our tea bagging machine in our manufacturing facility. Unlike many other tea bags, ours have no nasty hidden microplastics.
Are your products nut free?
No. While individual blends may not feature nuts, our teas come from farms in countries where completely nut-free facilities are very difficult to guarantee. In addition to peanuts, our blends may include traces of almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts.
What are natural essences?
Our natural essences are concentrated extracts in a food-safe alcohol base. It has many useful applications in food. For example, we use these familiar flavour extracts like vanilla, citrus, or root in baking. Our natural essences are organic, chemical-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and vegan!