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Loose Tea or Tea Bags

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Which is the best to delight a cup of tea?

The main distinction between loose tea and tea bags is the packing options. The loose tea is a large loose tea leaves, usually stored in a tea container as opposed to portion sized bags containing loose tea, here we found the loose tea is crushed, and is a relatively new invention, born in America.

Loose Tea

  • Whole leaf, high-quality grade tea is usually left whole or at least in large pieces.

  • The flavor extracted from whole tea leaves can expand fully in hot water and circulate through the water.

  • The same leaves can be steeped multiple times for several cups of tea.

  • Packaging in sealed airtight containers makes loose-leaf retains the freshness and does not lose its flavors and oils.

  • Bulk tea requires proper accessories like filters and teaspoons to measure the correct amount of tea.

Tea Bags

  • Teabags are simply measured amounts of tea enclosed in an envelope of filter paper, like coffee filter packs.

  • Teabags are a good option. If you are interested in trying a lot of different types of tea and do not like the inconvenience of using a tea strainer.

  • The machine-produced in high volume to be warehoused and stored for long periods of time.

  • The flavor is fully extracted after just one steeping. But they will still provide a great tasting and consistent flavor.

  • When the tea leaves are broken up, the insides of the leaves are exposed to air, which can allow the natural flavors and oils to break down.


The rest is up to you ... With these shared points, you can continue your journey of experimentation in tea and discover which one is best for you.

No matter which tea option you pick, everything will be reduced to personal preferences. If you like to drink tea and do not want to get involved in the preparation and consistency of your tea, then a tea bag is right for you. You will still get an amazing mug of tea with minimal effort.

Conversely, if you are looking for a specific flavor or mix in your mug, then you should pick loose leaves.

With none of the options, you will be wrong, it is just a matter of what you want from your cup of tea.

Happy Sip!!!

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As with any tea or herbs, please consult with your healthcare provider before drinking any infusion due to potential allergies and serious drug interactions, or if you are pregnant.


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