Why Loose Leaf

LOOSE LEAF TEA - WHAT IS IT?
Loose leaf tea is tea that is made of whole or large leaves, rather than theprocessed and graded pieces of tea generally used in tea bags. And it is just that - you get it loose and in bulk, not pre-portioned out in tea bags.
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THE GOURMET TEA DRINKER'S PREFERENCE
The loose leaf method preserves the integrity of the plant to maintain freshness longer, provide more robust flavors, and retain 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 represents the artisanal tea choice is because it stores so much better and gets stale less quickly. Tea’s best company is tea, meaning that it will maintain freshness because there is less surface area exposed to degrading factors like air. Storing in bulk thus keeps tea much fresher than storing in single servings (such as with bagged tea). 

A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE
Lastly, we also prefer loose leaf because it is a more environmentally friendly way to consume tea. There is little to no waste involved, and you can easily compost the spent leaves. Try steeping your tea in a reusable tea infuser, a single use (compostable!) paper filter, a french press, or the classic--a teapot!