Ditch the Bag and Drink Loose Leaf Tea

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It doesn’t matter what culture you are from, you probably drink a lot of tea. You can get a lot of benefits from drinking loose leaf tea that you can’t get when you drink bagged tea. There are more health benefits when you drink loose leaf tea. Since the leaves are larger and mostly intact, you get more of the antioxidants. Preventing cancer, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, weight loss, and a boosted immune system can all be gained with loose leaf tea. The tea leaves are damaged during processing and packaging, so you don’t see as many benefits in bagged tea. To get the maximum amount of benefits, it should be brewed within six to eight months after drying. Read more great facts on loose leaf black tea, click here.
Loose leaf tea has a larger surface area than that of the tea dust that goes into the bags. The larger leaves have more of the natural oils intact. The more natural oils, the more flavor you get when steeped and the more pleasant aroma you get to enjoy. The taste will be fresh and clean with many under flavors as well. Bagged tea will tend to taste stale or murky in comparison. The only thing you gain with bagged tea is color, but you still lose the flavor. You can buy loose leaf tea online here.
Bagged tea also doesn’t come in as many flavors. The store may seem to have a lot of options, but a closer look will reveal only a couple of options. You get an even narrower choice if you don’t like any of the flavors. You open up a world of possibilities when you switch to loose leaf. The kinds of teas are white, green, oolong, and black. There are endless flavors to choose from in each of these categories.
Bagged teas have a longer shelf life, but that means that they are older by the time that they actually get into your cup. The best kind of tea is young and fresh. Since the bagged tea goes through so many steps to be ready for sale, it may even be too old to be good quality by the time you buy it. Even if it isn’t, that means you don’t have long before it all needs to be brewed. You are buying fresher tea when you buy loose leaf because it takes less time to get ready for sale.
You can also try giving loose leaf tea as a gift. If they are trying loose leaf tea for the first time, they are going to love the excitingly bold flavor. The equipment they need along with a few flavors can be included in the gift. This gift will get them hooked on a lifestyle change that will be good for them. This is a simple luxury that you can treat yourself to that will benefit your health and not break the bank.

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