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In the world of tea, there's an ongoing debate about the virtues of loose tea versus tea bags.
Here at It’s Tea, we’ve always championed the cause of loose tea.
Let's explore why.
A Commitment to Quality
Loose tea, in essence, offers a purity of flavour. Derived from whole, unbroken leaves, this form ensures that every sip you take is rich, authentic, and uncompromised. In contrast, many tea bags house the 'dust' or 'fannings' of broken tea leaves, which can often result in a diluted taste experience. The use of loose leaf tea and an infuser gives the tea the proper room to expand a brew as it should.
Environmentally Conscious Choices
It’s an uncomfortable truth, but most tea bags contain non-biodegradable materials, including microplastics. By choosing loose tea, we're making an environmentally conscious decision, reducing unnecessary waste and our ecological footprint. In Britain alone approximately 60 million cups of tea are brewed daily, this equals a huge amount of waste if not using loose leaves.
Engaging in Tradition
The act of brewing loose tea is steeped in tradition and history. It's more than just preparation—it's a ritual. It allows us to connect more deeply with the joys of nature, understanding its nuances, and appreciating its heritage.
Value and Versatility
When you break down the cost, loose tea often presents better value for money compared to pre-packed tea bags. Moreover, it offers versatility, allowing you to adjust the strength to your liking. Buying tea bags means you are paying a premium for the packaging itself . At It's Tea we even invite our customers to bring their own containers to be filled and are happy to see many of our customers are using this option.
Remember when you drink from a tea bag you are often consuming trace amounts of bleach, glue residue and dextrose used to cover the flavour of the bleach. Nobody wants that in their cup of tea!
While the convenience of tea bags is undeniable, there are potential compromises. From the altering of flavour due to paper to the potential chemical treatments’ bags might undergo, there are underlying concerns about what might be seeping into our brew.
In conclusion, our dedication to loose tea is rooted in a reverence for quality, a respect for the environment, and a deep appreciation for the rich traditions of tea-making. We invite you to join us in this journey of taste, tradition, and sustainability.