Loose Leaf Tea vs. Tea Bags
When you think of a good cup of tea, tea bags spring to your mind. However, you may be missing out on an amazing experience from some really great tea.
In the middle of the last century, teabags were created in order to ease the transport of teas and to make it more convenient for the consumer. The size of the leaves is the main distinction between loose and bagged teas and ultimately affects the quality of the cup of tea. It is typical for tea bags to contain very tiny pieces of broken leaves. The leaves contain chemicals and necessary oils, which constitute the great taste of the tea. When you break up tea leaves, the oils are lost through evaporation, leaving you with a dull and flavorless tea. But don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself, the difference between tea bag leaves and loose leaf leaves.
We chose a white tea for demonstration purposes because white teas are least processed of all the teas. None the less notice how different these teas are. The contents of the tea bag have been grinded up finely almost like a dust. It is difficult to imagine that the contents of the tea bag where once whole tea leaves.
When you look at the loose leaf tea, you see natural whole tea leaves. Although the appearance of the tea leaf is an important factor, the space in which the leaves are brewed is also vital to insure a great cup. The tea leaves require space to enlarge, expand and bloom which does not occur within a tea bag.
It is also important to realize that besides the size of the leaf, that the space it takes up is also a factor. It is necessary for tea leaves to enlarge, expand, and open up. In middle school, we all learned that good water circulation in the leaves of a plant is very important. But this does not usually occur in a crowded tea bag.
Explore NaturesTeaLeaf.com where you will find a great selection of loose leaf teas that will show you that loose leaf tea is and always will be the wiser selection.
However given the convenience of a tea bag, Nature’s Tea Leaf offers the Infuser Spoon for use with loose teas. This spoon allows you to quickly make a single cup of tea without having to strain the tea and the easy to clean design makes it a must have to enjoy loose leaf tea on the go. The infuser spoon provides you with a convenient and quick alternative to tea bags without sacrificing the tea quality.