Tea is one of the easiest dried products, that can be bought in bulk. In Bern there are even 3 different specialized shops like La Cucina, Länggass-Tee or Tekoe, where you can buy high-quality tea. Also the range of teas, let’s every tea-lovers heart beat faster. To buy your tea without packaging, you can bring your own glass or stainless-steel container. Tell the sales staff nicely, that you want your tea in this container. They usually have a scale with a tare-button which makes it easy to weight your container.
To enjoy your lose tea at home or at work, without producing unnecessary waste, you only need some sort of stainless steel tea-strainer, like tea-eggs. A small tea-egg at work and a bigger one at home to make a bigger amount of tea to-go. You can take the tea with you in a thermos bottle.
There are stunning double-walled glass insulated mugs with a removable strainer.
You can take your used tea leaves back home to compost with a small screw-cap glass. Former pickle-jars are very convenient.