Loose Leaf Tea vs Tea Bags - Teas & Trees

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Loose Leaf Tea vs Tea Bags

Herbal tea has antioxidantory properties that are found in fresh leaves. Let’s see some of the differences between loose leaf tea and teabags.

Loose leaf tea is made up of whole, unbroken leaves, whereas teabags are made from tea low grades, is cheap and easy to mass produce. When you use hot water on the loose leafs, a wide range of vitamins, minerals, flavors, aromas  and essential oils are being released through the leaves.

Tea bags are usually filled with leaves from different locations, and until they reach the shelves oft he supermarket, they loose their freshness. As they are blended for standardization, they have a consistent taste and limited flavour expression, while loose leaf teas are fresher and taste better.

Most people don t know that there is a variety of taste other than white, green or yellow tea, which is reflected in whole leaf teas by the climate and geography.

Nowadays it is indispensable to protect the environment and most tea bags are not compostable. Loose leaf tea can be thrown directly into the compost waste.           

Another plus of loose leaf tea is that you can mix various teas together so that you can control the strength of the tea and create your own taste.

Teas & Trees premium herbal teas are carefully hand-selected by small farmers in Crete and guarantee the best quality.

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