Ito En lets fans rest on their tea laurels
Ito En, a supplier of loose green tea leaves and the maker of Teas’ Tea ready-to-drink green teas, created a Tea Bench that is made of recycled green tea leaves. In an effort to reuse and recycle its used tea leaves, an eco-friendly synthetic resin was developed to create various products including vending machines, floor mats and public benches. The Tea Bench is composed of 20 percent recycled tea leaves and recycled food trays and retains the green tea leaves’ antibacterial and antiviral properties, the company says. It is available by special order on the company’s website and retails for approximately $925.