Making tea with loose leaves is easy. You need the right tea making utensils, which we can help you with. Then the key elements are simply tea, water and time. Most of our teas are whole-leaf teas, so they like a slightly longer infusion than you might be used to.
How to make loose tea at home
Water is the majority of the tea you drink, so it’s important to use the best possible water. Soft water with low mineral content brings out the best flavours. Ideally, we recommend filtered or softened water. Glass and ceramic are the best materials for teapots. When you’re making tea in a teapot, match the volume of the teapot to the total volume of the cups you’re making. This will ensure the infusion is fully decanted, so it will be full and balanced.
The benefits of making loose tea
Making tea without bags at home has many benefits. First of all, it minimises unnecessary packaging. Second, it gives you more options. Many of the planet’s best teas never make it into bags, so exploring loose tea gives you access to a new world of variety and flavour. Finally, loose leaf teas are generally less expensive than the equivalent teabags. In sum, loose tea is better for the planet, better for your purse, and you’ve got more choice.