Why Choose Loose Tea Leaf over Tea Bags?

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

When you receive an invitation for a cup of tea, one of the first things that get to your mind are those little tea bags wrapped in paper. Certainly, tea bags are very popular and convenient. However, they are not the best way to serve a cup of tea that has the natural flavor of whole or loose tea leaves. It is almost akin to drinking an instant coffee.

You may be wondering, why aren't tea bags the same as whole leaf teas that are not bagged?
When you get the chance, take a peek inside a tea bag. You will find bits of tea leaves and tea dust or fanning. These tea leaf bits don't have the essential oils and health-boosting benefits that whole leaves have. A loose leaf is less processed and more natural. This means that with every steaming cup, you get the most freshness and flavor with it. Bagged teas are prepared in factories or warehouses as they sit for months before they get processed, packed, and shipped. If you store a loose-leaf tea in a cool and dark storage room, it is good for up to 18 months. However, the best taste and natural benefits are within 1-2 months only upon opening or exposing it to air. Tea leaves does not stay fresh forever.

A few of the benefits of drinking tea are its fat-burning properties, its characteristic to regulate blood glucose level, and its attribute to lower down cholesterol level. And after thorough research and studies of both eastern and western medicine, tea has been proven to be the healthiest beverage in the planet.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition is a leading online retailer of Pharmax probiotics and prebiotics.

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