Loose Tea Leaves Vs Tea Bags
Whenever it comes to advertising claims, products and services, and customer-driven programs, we as users undoubtedly prefer quality over anything.
So why it is then when you brew your favorite cup of tea, convenience overshadows quality?
Just because you want to catch the next commute to quickly reach your office or are too lazy to get up and brew your tea- you prefer the convenience of using tea bags.
I am sure you know this that tea is good for your health but do you know that loose leaf tea is even better?
A premium tea brand always chooses to produce artisan loose leaf tea over commercial tea bag and that’s because at the end of the day everything comes down to supreme quality and right flavor- two things that every tea lover deserves.
Loose Tea Leaves V/s Tea Bag #1
Tea leaves are full of nutrients- catechin, theanine, chlorophyll, vitamin C, and essential oils.
When they are put into hot water, the essential ingredients and the desired flavors expand fully giving you a cup of tea that is calming and relaxing
In a tea bag, whole leaves are chopped and diced into small particles ranging from 0.2 to 1.5 millimeters called Fanning and Dust, a compromised version of quality and aroma.
When steeped, the fine particles release more tannins than whole leaf tea, resulting in a bitter astringent taste
Loose Tea Leaves V/s Tea Bag #2
Every tea drinker knows how tea leaves can help in fastening their metabolism and in reducing weight but why then the entire process of burning fat seems so slow?
That’s because of the limited nutrients we receive from tea bags because the degraded quality of leaves wrapped in a bag.
Most of the premium loose tea leaves come straight from plantations at high altitudes, where a lot of attention is given to the right techniques.
They make the tea leaves rich in anti-oxidants and life-giving nutrients, which give you the health benefits such as weight loss, anti-aging, and anti-cancer to name a few.
So to maximize the benefits from a cup of tea, it’s always advised to opt for loose tea leaves.
Linda Neumann, Co-Owner of Teaism, Washington says,
“I just don’t get it. I think if more people took the time to steep and strain instead of dunk and dash, the world would be a better place.”
Loose Tea Leaves V/s Tea Bag #3
The biggest delight that you can get as a tea lover is the option of tasting high-quality tea with specific garden tags- I am sure intense tea lovers would relate to this point.
It’s even possible to get loose tea leaves from different harvesting seasons like winter flush, autumn flush, and spring flush.
On the contrary, tea bags are mostly made out of blended tea. The fine particles of tea leaves are collected from multiple locations but not different origins.
As a regular tea consumer, this fact that tea bags suffer from lack of variety can’t be ignored.
How to improve your tea experience with right choices:
And if the above reasons weren’t enough to switch to loose leaf tea, here are a couple of eco-friendly ways that give you the desired freshness and flavors without compromising on the quality:
Pyramid Tea Bags:
The name comes from the Pyramid shape of the tea bag.
It gives you a loose tea leaf experience by expanding on the space that is required to fully interact with the hot water. Due to larger sizes of the leaf ingredients, pyramid bags give you hugely improved tea quality and taste.
They can also be steeped multiple times, so you can get several cups of tea out of one tea bag
Reusable Silicon Tea Bags:
These tea bags are custom-designed in a way that gives you the advantage of adding the loose tea leaves and steeping your tea bag with hot water. It gives you intact quality and taste of the fresh tea leaves.
The tea bags are made up of high-quality Silicone that FDA approved and is also safe to use. It’s BPA-free, non-toxic, and durable.
Wire Mash Ball:
This reusable tea infuser makes sure you get the right cup of tea by the way its design is. The mash ball can be stuffed with artisan-produced loose tea leaves and locked after that to steep it with hot water for the required amount of time.
The tea leaves in the infuser can be easily reused and give you the same flavor even if the process gets repeated.