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Is Loose Tea or a Tea Bag the Best Choice?

Aug 17, 2007
When it comes to brewing a nice warm pot of tea, there is quite a lot of argument over whether or not to use loose tea or a tea bag for the job? As with so many things, there are both benefits and drawbacks to both brewing methods, but which one may be right for you? Do tea bags really allow you to get all of the flavored goodness from the tea, or are do you end up truly exciting your taste buds only if you use tea that has not been constrained by a bag?

Just about any so called tea expert will tell you that there is simply no better alternative than loose tea - as it just tastes better. But, tea is not just about the taste, and who is to say that a batch of tea brewed from a tea bag cannot be just as delectable as tea brewed from loose leaves. In fact, really the only problem with the taste of tea from a bag is that many people choose to purchase discount tea bags that use tea that was inferior in the first place. While this may save a few pennies, it also sets one up to not have a decent cup of tea. The fact is that not all tea is equal; using an inferior quality tea, whether it comes as a tea bag or as loose tea, simply will not be satisfactory. If you really want to have a full flavored tea, then it is absolutely necessary to stay away from the cheap brands and go with something that you know has a reputation for selling only quality products.

So what is the solution then? If you want a no hassle way of brewing your tea, then you should always stick with tea bags, as they provide a clean and simple way of brewing an amazing pot of tea. On the other hand, if you truly want to experience a heavenly cup of your favorite tea, then loose leaves are the way to go. Tea balls can be purchased at any kitchen or home goods store, and can be used repeatedly. However, if you want to try your hand at making your own tea bags using loose tea check with your local supermarket or a kitchen supplies house. With some effort, you can have the best of both worlds - the fragrant scent and taste of loose tea and the convenience of the tea bag.
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Mayoor Patel is the writer for the website http://tea-maker.tea-universe.com. Please visit for information on all things concerned with Tea Bag
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