WHAT IS LOOSE LEAF TEA?
THE GOURMET TEA DRINKER'S PREFERENCE
Loose leaf means your tea stays fresher longer, has more robust flavors, and retains more antioxidants. A single serving of loose leaf tea can generally be steeped 2-3 times because the flavor is so much stronger.
Another reason loose leaf tea is favored is because it doesn't get stale as quickly as tea bags do. Tea’s best company is tea. This means that loose leaf tea will maintain freshness because less surface area is exposed to air. Storing loose leaf tea in tins is the best way to keep tea fresh.