SUPPORTERS of Dorset Tea have bared it all in a special calendar marking the launch of the firm's 'Naturally Naked' teabags.

The company teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), with a portion of the sales of the new tea bags – which Dorset Tea says are biodegradable and come in 100 per cent sustainable packaging – going to the charity to help protect our oceans.

Dorset Tea brand manager Phoebe Double said: "As Christmas is coming and quite frankly this year deserves a bit of fun, we challenged the ocean-lovers of Dorset to get 'naturally naked' for a good cause, supporting the critical work of the MCS and have created Dorset Tea’s Naturally Naked Calendar for 2021."

The company will also work with the MCS on initiatives throughout 2021, including an educational project involving a number of local schools.

Sanjay Mitra, corporate partnerships manager, MCS, said: “We love this Dorset Tea calendar at the Marine Conservation Society.

"What a fun way to show off their new 'naked teas' to highlight the elimination of needless plastic packaging.

"Thank you for raising vital funds to protect our ocean.”

Dorset Tea changed the paper it uses in its teabags from oil-based to plant-based, thus making them biodegradable.

Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will also go towards supporting the MCS.

A Dorset Tea spokesman said: "Everyone involved in the calendar has a passionate connection with the ocean and are all Dorset residents.

"From paddleboarders, triathletes, open water swimmers and surfers, everyone involved took the challenge to get naturally naked with Dorset Tea to raise money for an important cause.

"We want to thank everyone involved for their contribution and making this calendar happen."