Not all Teas are Equal
It would be great if all teas were equal, but they are not. Matcha and loose leaf tea are far superior to bagged tea.
Bagged teas are heavily mass produced. They are typically made from broken leaves; that have been around for a long extended amount of time. Occasionally there’s dust in the bottom of a tea box. The lowest grade of teas are called “dust” or “fannings”. Farmer’s rake up the dropped leaves, and that is what goes into your bagged tea. Drinking dropped, or damaged leaves doesn’t seem appealing.
Think of it like this, if you have a box of crackers you eat them with enjoyment. You gobble them up to the point where there’s a bunch of crumbs that are on the bottom of the bag. At times there are crumbs beyond the bag that have made into the box. Those crumbs are similar to the “fannings” or “dust” in tea bags.
Loose leaf tea are the crackers, not the crumbs. Freshly picked, unbroken leaves, and leaf buds are used in loose leaf tea. It’s not made from the broken leaves on the ground.
It is all in the Flavor
Bagged tea does have a consistent flavor. It’s measured out, the instructions are clear on the box. It’s convenient to travel with something that is packaged and contained.
With loose leaf tea there are no rules. If you want your tea strong, you add more in, and let it steep for longer. Everyone has a preference for how they like their coffee. With tea, it should be the same way.
There’s something great about making your own of anything. With tea there’s no exception. Measuring out loose leaf tea isn’t a lot of work. It is pretty equal to the task of getting out a tea bag. If you want to mix a few varieties, than go for it! It should be a rewarding ritual.
Is Loose Leaf Tea Really Expensive?
Loose leaf tea is more expensive than bagged tea. If you are a tea drinker, it is time to splurge! Think of the money that coffee drinkers spend on their preferred drink. Loose leaf tea doesn’t even compare to the price of a cup of joe.
There are many tea diffusers you can buy. You have to find the right one that interests you.
They make a whimsical, medical grade, silicone tea diffusers. It is a fun conversation topic when ever someone is spotted using a mantatee.
It should be called a mantatea diffuser. There are other fun animal diffusers to buy.
There are compostable tea bags. They are similar to a coffee filter. When you are done, you can pitch the filter, and loose leaf tea in the compost to break down.
There is also a no filter method. Use a tall glass. Heat the water up, put the desired tea in, and drink it. For some, they can not get over the pulp. For others, the pulp doesn’t bother them. It sinks to the bottom of the glass. Very little tea pulp is actually consumed.
Much Love for Matcha
If you’ve ever had matcha tea, it’s ground up loose leaf tea. It is meant to drink whole. The pulp in loose leaf tea, and powder in matcha are really healthy for you.
Perks of Matcha
❧ It is packed with powerful antioxidants
❧ It lowers blood sugar
❧ It lowers bad cholesterol
❧ It helps prevent some diseases
❧ It boots your metabolism
❧ It detoxifies your system
❧ It helps with concentration
❧ Common colds are minimized because it contains zinc, vitamin C, and magnesium
Matcha is just like any other tea, where it calms the body. Pair it with yoga and meditation, and you’ll be a relaxed and peaceful person.
Tea Should Be Part of Your Everyday
If you love tea, choose wisely, and make it part of your daily routine. They have many varieties to choose from. If brewed longer, your tea will get stronger, for your morning kick off. If you need to wind down at the end of the day, there are tea options for that too.
❧ Need an energy boost try Yerba Mate
❧ When you are sick or allergic try Ginger Tea
❧ After a morning workout try Matcha
❧ To boost your metabolism try Green Tea
❧ To reduce bad cholesterol try Black Tea