MACON, GA.—Biron Teas is a local artisan craft tea company located in Macon, Ga. This year they built the only pyramid tea production facility in the Southeast at the Macon State Farmer’s Market. The equipment was sourced from Fuso International and shipped from Japan. They moved from the small commercial kitchen built in their renovated historic home, into a commercial space at the Macon State Farmer’s Market in order to accommodate their new Tea Factory. By purchasing two Fuso Tea production machines: a tea bagging machine and a tea overwrap machine, they can serve a variety of markets, from gift and retail to coffee shops and hotels.
Sustainability is a big part of Biron Tea’s mission. The overwraps they use are revolutionary for the industry as they are 100 percent biodegradable and USDA Biopreferred certified, meaning they are made from a material that is organic, in this case corn. These overwraps are compostable in both industrial and home composting environments. Not only are the overwraps biodegradable, so are the actual tea bags themselves.
The tea bags are made from soilon, a woven mesh made from poly-lactic acid filaments derived from cornstarch. They are completely biodegraded when disposed in soil, contain no hazardous substances such as endocrine disruptors, and have antibacterial and antifungal proprieties. In addition, these pyramid tea bags let the herbs and tealeaves expand fully and are strong enough to be steeped more than once.
Biron Teas offers co-packing services such as tea blending and bagging for the artisan tea maker as well as boutique hotels and other clients. They offer pyramid soilon tea bags and can customize overwraps with onsite printing. Go to bironteas.com and bironcopacking.com.