Can i Bring Tea Bags and Leaves on a plane ?

If you want to know if you can fly or not with tea in your laggage, the answer is “Yes”, and it’s possible for tea leaves or “tea bags”, it passes TSA checks.

TEA Leaves
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NOTICE: This article is intended for people traveling to or within the United States of America.The information presented here is based on guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency that oversees security for the traveling public in the United States. Its rules are applicable whether you’re flying into, within, or out of the U.S.

What TSA says about traveling with tea on a plane?

So as I said, TSA allows travellers to bring dry tea (tea bags or loose tea leaves) in both carry-on and checked bags. It goes in the category “Solid food items” which can be transported in either.

However, liquid tea larger than 3.4 oz, should go into the checked bags! Don’t forget about it !

TSA rules for Tea bags and leaves

Are there any other rules to consider?

While TSA regulations are important, it’s also essential to check the rules for your specific destination. Some countries may have restrictions on the import of food items, including tea, so it’s wise to verify this beforehand:

For additional details on your destination, including Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations, you can visit the IATA Travel Centre.

Stay Updated on Travel Rules for Tea

This page was created based on the most current TSA guidelines regarding tea. We will keep this information updated with any changes to these rules.For the most current guidelines, we recommend:

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