Cutting Edge of Loose tea Over Tea Bag
First of all, most of you know the health benefits obtained by regularly consuming Tea due to the richness of antioxidants present in it. Drinking unadulterated tea will help in preventing many diseases and even surprisingly cures in some cases.
And one thing’s for sure that there is no dearth for the availability of different types of teas. But the fact remains the same that across the globe tea is produced from the same plant Camellia Sinensis.
Now, you have a question regarding the purchase of loose tea and tea bag. Let me walk you through the details for the same.
Collective Negatives about Tea bags
To make tea bags, we chop, slice and dice tea leaves into small particles ranging between 0.2 and 1.5 mm called as Fanning and Dust. While young shoot gets number one score and tea dust obtains the lowest quality rating.
Click here to know about dust grade standardization recommended by Indian Tea Association.
Most of the time it becomes difficult to find out what is present in the tea bags. In addition to that sometimes tea in the market has a mixture of colors and preservatives. Indeed, they contain toxins and tea bags manufactured in unhygienic condition by inferior quality material also makes it toxic.
Broken Green tea will get packed in the tea bags. The greater surface to volume ratio allows caffeine to get diffused immediately. Yes, greater caffeine extraction along with the loss of nutrients makes the tea taste bitter.
Let me say these straight, CTC leaves put together in the tea bags. CTC means "crush, tear and curl." Low-quality leaves undergo this process. The extremely industrialized process adds a chemical known as bleach residue to the tea bags.
Enjoy All The Goodness Of Loose tea
Let me start my suggestion with a fact published.
In the year 2008 in a Food Chemistry Journal, by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It states that from green tea leaves the loose teas release more catechins than the tea bags.
Loose tea leaves contain more theanine content that gives a soothing and relaxing effect to your mind and body.
Scientific studies reveal that the young tea shoot contains the maximum amount of EGCG that antioxidant which makes green tea popular. Loose-leaf has high-grade EGCG than tea bags.
Whole leaf teas offer more flavor and aroma.
My point is this, the best quality loose leaf tea gives you provision of re-infusing many times. Yes, brewing tea that way prevents the bitter taste. Enjoy infusing loose tea 5 or 6 times.
This allows loose tea to stay inexpensive without compromising on offering all health benefits when compared to tea bags.
Per the rating results announced by ICRA, The export of Indian Loose tea has increased by 5.7 per cent during the first four months of 2017.
The main thing to obtain best results, use loose tea leaves and brew them within the first year i.e. 6 to 8 months preferred.
Also, know the fact that the spring teas taste sweet, summer teas give a bitter taste, astringent autumn teas, and aromatic winter teas.
Sounds confusing? No, not at all. Leaves plucked during different seasons will have different taste. Based on your preference enjoy every cup of tea prepared from loose tea leaves.