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Loose leaf tea offers a flavourful and aromatic experience that is unmatched by tea bags. With loose tea or as we like to say, speciality tea, you have the opportunity to select from a wide range of high-quality teas and blends, each with its own unique taste profile. The fresh tea leaves used in loose leaf tea retain their natural oils and flavours, resulting in a richer and more satisfying cup of tea. Furthermore, brewing loose leaf tea allows for customization in terms of strength and steeping time, giving you full control over your brewing process. Whether you prefer black, green, or fruit & herbal teas, loose leaf options provide a delightful and refreshing way to enjoy your favourite beverage. So why settle for ordinary when you can indulge in the exceptional flavours of loose leaf tea?

How do you brew loose leaf tea?

Brewing loose leaf tea is a simple process that allows you to enjoy the full flavour and aroma of the tea leaves. To brew loose leaf tea, begin by heating water to the appropriate temperature for the type of tea you are brewing. Different types of tea require different water temperatures, so it is important to follow the recommended guidelines. Next, measure out the desired amount of tea leaves and place them in a teapot or infuser. Pour the heated water over the tea leaves and let it steep for the recommended time, typically 2-5 minutes depending on the type of tea. Once the steeping time is complete, remove the tea leaves from the pot or infuser and pour the brewed tea into cups. You can enjoy your freshly brewed loose leaf tea as is or add sweeteners or milk according to your preference. With a little practice, brewing loose leaf tea can become a delightful ritual that enhances your enjoyment of this popular drink.

Is loose leaf tea healthy?

Loose leaf tea is a healthy beverage choice that offers numerous health benefits. Unlike tea bags, loose-leaf tea is made from whole tea leaves, which retain more of their natural antioxidants and nutrients. These antioxidants, such as catechins and polyphenols, have been linked to various health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and certain types of cancer. Additionally, loose leaf tea contains less packaging waste compared to tea bags, making it an environmentally friendly choice. It is important to note that the health benefits of loose-leaf tea can vary depending on the type of tea and how it is prepared. To maximize the health benefits, it is recommended to brew loose leaf tea using water that is not too hot and steep it for the appropriate amount of time.

What is the difference between loose leaf and regular tea?

Loose-leaf tea and regular tea differ in their preparation, quality, and taste. Loose leaf tea is made from whole tea leaves that are left intact during processing, while regular tea is made from broken or crushed leaves, known as tea dust or fannings. This difference in processing affects the flavour and aroma of the tea. Loose leaf tea tends to have a more complex and nuanced flavour profile, with a smoother and more robust taste. On the other hand, regular tea can be quicker to brew and has a milder taste. Additionally, loose leaf tea often contains larger pieces of dried fruit, herbs, or flowers for added flavour and visual appeal. Overall, while both loose leaf and regular tea can be enjoyed, loose leaf tea offers a more authentic and enjoyable tea-drinking experience.

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