There is a rumor going around that you have to be wealthy to enjoy quality loose leaf tea. We say it ain't so! Loose leaf tea is affordable, healthier, better for you, and most can be re-infused.
Loose leaf tea, generally speaking, is a higher quality tea than the tea used in most tea bags. Tea bags are used as a way to disguise low quality tea, and are mostly fannings (dust) left behind from the tea leaves.
While tea bags produce a quick steep they are usually only good for one use per cup and they can be expensive too. On average a decent tea bag may cost up to .60¢ per serving. There are also cheaper tea bags on the market, but the quality of loose leaf tea surpasses them all.
Loose leaf tea on average cost .50¢ per serving and most loose leaf tea can be re-infused multiple times giving you more bang for your buck. An average 2 oz. bag of loose leaf tea can yield 20-25 cups. And more when you re-infuse the tea leaves.
Loose leaf tea in its rare form provides many health benefits and is rich with antioxidants to help your body, immune system, and mental health. For example, black loose leaf tea can help prevent cardiovascular disease, green loose leaf tea can boost your metabolism to help you burn fat and lose weight, and Rooibos, a non-caffeinated tea is very rich in antioxidants.
Include a cup of loose leaf tea in your daily routine for a healthier and more active lifestyle and enjoy your time with tea!