Discover the Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea
Loose Leaf Tea It’s a common question among tea drinkers: Why choose loose leaf tea over bagged tea? Most people choose bagged tea for its convenience. Actually, it’s a misnomer that tea bags are more convenient to use than loose tea....
It’s a common question among tea drinkers: Why choose loose leaf tea over bagged tea?
Most people choose bagged tea for its convenience. Actually, it’s a misnomer that tea bags are more convenient to use than loose tea. If you don’t like having the leaves in your cup, for example, you can avoid them with the right tools, such as a teapot filter, a tea ball, a bowl strainer, or even a French Press.
Aside from convenience, what about the environmental and cost factors? From The Art of Tea:
For the environmentally conscious, it should be noted that loose leaf tea is more sustainable than bagged tea; there are essentially no paper products or other materials wasted in preparing a loose leaf tea. For those interested in the economic aspect of tea, the cost per serving of loose leaf tea is better than bagged tea…. Loose leaf tea can be re-steeped more times than a single tea bag, and can hold flavor longer.
There are several more reasons to choose loose tea over bagged. The following are just some of the advantages:
1) Aroma. The loose leaves carry a fragrance that is not as noticeable with bagged teas.
2) Attractive presentation. The ceremonial rituals related to drinking tea date back to nearly the beginning of civilization. Bagged teas are relatively new and don’t have the same effect as the cultural traditions carried out with loose leaf teas.
3) Taste. Most people find loose tea to be superior to bagged tea in this regard. There is a higher quality of flavor, mostly because the leaves are not broken up and the water flows freely around the loose leaves.
4) Versatility. You can choose how much to drink and adjust your cup size accordingly. On the other hand, a tea bag is usually meant for only eight ounces of water.
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