The Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea Every culture across the world drinks large amounts of tea. There are several ways to prepare and enjoy tea, but there are many benefits from brewing loose leaf tea that you can’t find other ways. 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. Health benefits like a lower chance of getting cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, weight loss, and a boosted immune system are a few you can get from 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. The tea dust that goes into the bags has a much smaller surface area than the loose leaf tea leaves. The larger leaves have more of the natural oils intact. When the tea is full of these natural oils, it will smell and taste much better. Loose tea tastes fresher and cleaner than bagged tea. If you try bagged tea again it may seem to taste stale and murky. The only thing you gain with bagged tea is color, but you still lose the flavor.
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You also lose a lot of variety when you use bagged tea. It may look like a lot at first lined up on the shelves, but you will find that it is all the same couple of flavors. You will probably even find that you don’t like some of the flavors which limits you even further. You open up a world of possibilities when you switch to loose leaf. There are white teas, green teas, oolong teas, and black teas. These categories all have endless flavors. By the time you actually get bagged tea into your cup, it is already very old. Young, fresh tea is the best kind of tea. By the time you buy bagged tea, it may already be too old to have good flavor. You still don’t have very long to drink all the tea before it loses its flavor if it has any at all when you buy it. It takes less time to get loose leaf tea ready so it is sold fresher. Loose leaf tea can also be a great gift to give someone. Since they probably use bagged tea, they are really going to love the difference in taste they get when switching to loose leaf. You can get them a few flavors and the equipment they need. 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.