The Tea Bag Index is an innovative, cost-effective, well-standardised method recently covered in MEE, used to gather data on decomposition rate and litter stabilisation using commercially available tea bags as standardised test kits. In this video, David Warton interviews 2 of the authors, Joost Keuskamp and Mariet Hefting from Utrecht University, who explain how it works and what they plan to do with it in the future:

Read the article: Tea Bag Index: a novel approach to collect uniform decomposition data across ecosystems.