Tea Bags or Loose Leaf Tea, What's The Difference?
The answer of which is better, tea bags or loose leaf tea, boils down to flavor and nutrition
Is there a difference? Does one taste better than the other? Is one healthier for me than the other?
In a nutshell - an astounding, "YES!"
Here's why. Tea bags packaged and found in your local grocery store are what experts refer to as "fannings". Fannings are essentially "left overs" from the processing of the whole loose leaf teas. I do not want anyone else's left overs, do you?
Furthermore, when the whole tea leaves are broken down into small pieces (dust) to make those grocery store tea bags, a great deal of essential oils are lost forever. The essential oils are what makes the tea flavorful and aromatic; also minimizing the tannins so as to not have a bitter cup of tea. This bitterness and poor taste quality could be why you may think you don't care for tea?
Grab the opportunity to make a small change in your daily tea routine that will offer you a grand return- since many quality loose leaf teas will endure multiple infusions (steepings), you are not really spending that much more, if at all.
So choose whole and pure, preferably organic, loose leaf teas over the dusty tea bags every day.