Have you ever wondered which to choose – loose tea or tea bags?

People have been debating the benefits and drawbacks of tea bags and loose tea leaves since the invention of tea bags in the early 20th century. Both are not the best, but each has its own strengths. Let’s have a closer look to see which one you prefer.

Loose tea contains whole leaves that have not been broken down. These teas are often whole leaf teas, which makes them richer and more flavorful. Because of their retention of flavor, these tea leaves can be steeped multiple time. These teas are high-quality and popular with tea lovers. The best way to make a good infusion is to steep loose tea leaves in water. Tea bags are less efficient than loose tea leaves when making milder types of tea, such as white tea. Tea leaves are used only in traditional tea ceremonies, such as the Gong Fu Tea Ceremony in China and Chanoyu in Japan.

The modern invention of the commercial tea bag is one that makes it easier to make your daily cup of tea. Tea with whole leaves is not something everyone can do. Tea bags require the least time, precision, and attention. Tea bags can contain lower-grade teas like fannings and dust. Because they contain smaller tea pieces, the surface area of these bags is larger. These leaves are less likely to lose their flavours and essential oils through evaporation. This is not a good option if you want instant color in your tea. Tea bags, which are generally made from bleached papers, can only be used once and cannot be re-used. These teas are stronger and can be brewed with milk or sugar. This is the perfect compromise between quality and convenience.

Tea Trunk uses pyramid tea bags to make it easy, but they only hold whole leaf teas, so we never compromise on the quality of our teas. It is so satisfying to know that the tea leaves that are soaked in hot water are fresh, unadulterated, and healthy. They are also delicious in their flavour. Do you notice a difference in loose tea and tea bags? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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