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19th June 2021

By JING Tea

Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags. Why Loose Leaf Is Superior

At JING we are on a mission to show people that loose leaf tea is the best way to enjoy all tea types.

Loose leaf tea offers a great amount of variety, there's 10,000 varieties in China alone

Loose leaf tea offers a great amount of variety, there's 10,000 varieties in China alone


Loose leaf tea is often cheaper as you're not paying for extra tea bag packaging

Loose leaf tea is often cheaper as you're not paying for extra tea bag packaging


Free your tea and discover the enjoyment of watching your whole leaves infuse

Free your tea and discover the enjoyment of watching your whole leaves infuse


You won't find a tea like Iron Buddha in a te a bag as these large leaves need plenty of room to open up and infuse

You won't find a tea like Iron Buddha in a te a bag as these large leaves need plenty of room to open up and infuse


Our loose leaf teas are fresher and have all their natural goodness locked in at source

Our loose leaf teas are fresher and have all their natural goodness locked in at source

Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags - Some tea lovers are catching on, but there is still a long way to go. To help you make the switch, we’ve come up with no fewer than eight reasons why now is the time to say goodbye to dusty supermarket teas and hello to an exciting new world of loose leaf tea. These high quality loose leaf teas will not only hydrate and delight you for years to come, but we also believe they are the eco friendly option. They are the most socially and environmentally responsible way to drink tea, and can help us all make a long-term positive impact on the world we will hand on to future generations.

1. Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags: There's more variety

Nothing can match loose leaf’s sheer range of teas. Whereas every premium tea starts life as a loose leaf, not every premium tea then makes it into a tea bag. Did you know there are more than 10,000 varieties of loose leaf tea in China alone? Whether you’re interested in black teas, green teas or all types of tea, you might never run out of new varieties to try.

2. Loose Leaf - It's cheaper 

First of all, you’re not paying for any extra packaging. Second, the quality of loose leaf tea means you can re-infuse it a number of times. These factors mean loose leaf tea costs less per serving than its counterpart in bags.

3. Free your tea

Another reason for Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags...Discover the joy of watching the tea leaves dance and unfurl in the water as they infuse. You can’t do that with a tea bag. The three minutes or so it takes loose leaf tea to infuse is also a welcome opportunity to pause. You can even follow the lead of some ancient tea cultures and create a.

4. You have complete control 

With every loose leaf tea that we sell, we provide a precise recipe for you to follow. Unlike with a tea bag, you can then tweak this recipe to suit your own preferences, measuring out the leaf exactly as you like it – stronger, lighter, or perfectly balanced.

Loose leaf tea is really easy to make and get an amazing taste by following our simple recipes

Loose leaf tea is really easy to make and get an amazing taste by following our simple recipes

5. Full leaf, no dust 

The broken tea leaves – or ‘dust’ – you often find in mass-produced tea bags have lost their oils and aroma. Their smaller surface area means they release more bitter-tasting tannins, which can change and mar the taste of your infusion. Quality loose leaf tea uses only whole leaves.

6. More room to move

Tea leaves need space to infuse fully. As well as hiding the beauty of the dancing leaves, most teabags restrict this movement so your tea won’t infuse properly.

7. It’s fresher

Our loose leaf teas are packed and sealed at the source, away from moisture and light. There’s minimum intervention, so all of their natural goodness is locked in.

8. It’s easier than you think

With the right vessel – such as our tea-iere – all you need is water, leaf, and a cup. No need for fancy gadgets; just keep it simple.

9. No plastic pollution 

And finally in our analysis of Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags... plastic free tea bags are still hard to come by. The worst ones rely on an oil-based plastic to seal them. The alternative to this is a plant-based plastic called PLA, which is more sustainable to produce but can be difficult to break down if it’s not disposed of carefully. For truly plastic free tea, we suggest loose leaf tea. We guarantee that when you’re finished with your loose leaf tea, you can always put it confidently into your food waste bin.

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