What are Equal Exchange tea bags made of? Can I compost or recycle them?

Equal Exchange boxed tea is packed in a double chamber tea bag. The tea bag components are made of the following:
 
  • Tea bag: A special blend of abaca (Abaca is a relative of the banana tree family and also sometimes known as manila hemp)
  • Tea tag: Paper
  • Tea bag string: Cotton
 
Equal Exchange tea, bag, tag and string are compostable. Or if tea leaves are removed, the bag, string and tag can be recycled. No glue or staples are used in our tea bags.