We can set up a long debate discussing whether the loose tea is better than the tea bags. Also, there is a bunch of people who say that ‘Loose tea is better than the tea bags’, so is there any truth in that? Or everything is just a myth!?
Tea bags were invented to bring a convenience in the process of tea making, and also for making it quicker for you. But somewhere the authentic flavors and many of the benefits have vanished from the so-called tea bag thing. Why is it like that?
Do Taste, Aroma and Quality Differ Between Tea Bag and Loose Tea? | Q&A
The Loose tea is nothing but the Whole Tea Leaf itself, which arrives in the raw form. Unbroken and in the whole form as the name goes. We are going to refer to it as Loose Tea only.
Coming to the Tea Bags, they are the tea packages with the dust and the fanning of the tea leaves. There is a huge compromise which is done in terms of quality and taste, that makes the brewing bitter than the Loose tea thing.
So, which one should you go with? Which one is the better version of the Tea Leaves? Find it out.
In terms of Quality, how can we differentiate the both?
When it comes to quality, the loose tea wins undoubtedly! Tea Bags come with the health tips of tea leaves undergone the CTC process which is the Crush, Tear and Curl. Along with that, a lot many colors and chemicals are added on in the making. Haven’t you noticed the quick change in the color of the water as soon as you dip in the tea bag into it?
This is mainly because of the added elements which make the processing fast.
What about the Aroma in a Loose Tea or the Tea Bag?
Because of the blending and grinding of the leaves, a good amount of aroma gets lost in the Tea Bags. So, for the best flavors of the tea, go with the Loose Tea option.
When you steep the Tea Bag or the Loose Tea in the water…
As you steep the loose tea in the water, you could see the leaves unfolding and how the aroma and flavors are getting mixed. The process is gradual, but the steeping gets all the best flavors in your cup.
The scenario is completely opposite to that of the tea bags. As the tea is in their powdered form, it restricts the leaves from giving in the full potential with the flavoring. This eventually reduces the flavor too.