One commonly held belief in the tea world is that loose leaf teas are always superior in quality and flavor to their tea bag counterparts. While this may be true in many cases, it is not a hard-and-fast rule. If you’ve always thought this was the case, we hope the following explanation will give you a better picture of what’s really inside your tea bag or loose tea container.
The quality and flavor of your tea boils down to the quality and flavor of the leaves, not the format and cut they are. And the way the teas are grown and processed determines their quality, not the size of the leaf pieces themselves. While some companies do camouflage low quality teas or “tea dust” in their bags, what’s most important is the sourcing and handling of the teas, and each company chooses the quality of teas that they sell either bagged or loose.
In fact, as far as flavor is concerned, tea bag cut teas often deliver stronger flavors and brew faster, since the smaller particles offer more surface area of tea leaves being steeped compared to fewer, larger pieces.
We pride ourselves on sourcing certified organic and Fair Trade teas made from the first two leaves and bud that we sell as both loose leaf and tea bags. For that very reason, our teas are better quality than many that you’ll find in the market, whether bagged or loose leaf. With our brand, it really comes down to personal preference of which you choose to enjoy, since no matter the format, you’ll find quality, delicious teas.