Tea bag VS Loose leaf tea

By Emma Chang | 31 July 2018 | 0 Comments

The differences between loose leaf tea and traditional tea bags are numerous, and it goes far beyond the surface. Why do we choose to produce loose leaf tea over commercial tea bag tea? It all boils down to freshness, quality and flavor.

During the first decade of the 1900s, New York tea merchant Thomas Sullivan began shipping small samples of his whole leaf teas packaged in hand-sewn silk tea bags to customers around the world. not intending his customers put them directly in the hot water that way, but some tried it and asked for more of the same.
The commercial tea bag is a modern invention designed to make tea drinking easy and convenient, but in its history gave us a lower-quality tea product that produces a one-dimensional flavor profile. The leaves used in most bags are actually the "dust and fanning" from broken tea leaves. This is a huge compromise in quality from full leaf tea. Finely broken tea leaves have lost most of their essential oils and aroma. When steeped, they release more tannins than whole leaf tea, resulting in bitter astringent brews.

And one of the reasons that people choose bagged tea over loose leaf is because it’s just easier to prepare. Being able to dunk the bag into the hot water, then easily flick it out when it’s done.

Loose leaf tea is usually whole leaves and high-quality grade tea. The same leaves can be steeped multiple times for several cups of tea. Brewing tea in its loose leaf form allows the hot water to infuse every inch of a high-quality, whole leaf tea, producing the freshest, fullest flavor possible.

Bottom line - We could offer our organic whole loose leaf teas packaged in single-serving corn fiber tea bags. Our tea bags are large and roomy to give the fresh tea leaves plenty of space to interact with hot water for full flavor extraction. They can even be steeped multiple times, so you can get several cups of tea out of one tea bag.

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