Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Ditch your Tea Bag!
I have loved tea for most of my life and that typically meant using tea bags. Then about 12 years ago I discovered loose leaf tea and never looked back! Don't get me wrong, tea bags have their place and time – it’s usually in a convenience seeking and rushed moment. Loose leaf tea, however, is on a whole other level. The ritual of preparing loose leaf tea is amazing - and once you try it, I am sure you will prefer it whenever possible!
Here are five reasons why I prefer loose leaf tea over tea bags:
1. LOOSELEAF TEA IS MORE FLAVORFUL & FRESH
When you drink loose leaf tea, you get the whole tea leaf, not little chopped up bits or "tea dust"as you’ll find in tea bags. Quality & freshness can be experienced in the whole tea leaf, whereas it’s hard to even see what’s in a tea bag.
2. TEA LEAVES LIKE TO DANCE
It is important for the water to be able to move freely around each tea leaf. When tea is packed into a tea bag, the leaves can’t dance and impart their full flavor.
3. LOOSELEAF TEA IS ECO FRIENDLY
Tea is best stored in an air tight canister. There is no other package needed for loose leaf tea and no wrappings or teabags to dispose of. Used tea leaves can also be easily composted.
4. LOOSE LEAF TEA IS A BETTER VALUE
If your leaves are a true tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant such as black, green, oolong, pu-erh, or white tea, they can be re-steeped multiple times saving you cash and making your tea stash last longer.
5. DRINKING LOOSE LEAG TEA IS A BEAUTIFUL RITUAL
Brewing loose leaf tea is not complicated, but simple and enjoyable. It's fun to select a pretty teapot & cup to enjoy your tea of choice. The very practice of scooping loose leaf tea into an infuser basket and pouring hot water into the teapot to watch the tea leaves dance is like a simple meditation. Preparing and enjoying loose leaf tea engages all our senses, slows us down for a few moments, and helps us to find our center again.
Ditching your tea bag might be the most enjoyable New Year's Resolution you'll make & want to keep!