26/06/2017 - 15:45
Tea bags: good or bad?

People who are used to drinking high-quality (loose leaf) teas know that they won’t find them in the well-known tea bags. Does this mean that all tea bags are bad? The answer is a simple ‘no.’

The tea bag as we know it has been used for over 100 years. In 1908 it was invented by the New York City tea trader named Thomas Sullivan. He was looking for a way to promote his tea in a more easy way. He spooned tea leaves into small silk bags, that he sewed up by hand. This way he was able to give samples to his customers, who could use the tea bags directly in a tea pot. The bags were just large enough to allow the leaves to fully expand and infuse properly.

Without knowing it Sullivan revolutionized tea drinking. The main advantage of the bags is that the tea could be removed from the water pretty easy. Unfortunately, the tea bags developed a bad reputation for being inferior in quality.

Of course, we recommend you to drink loose leaf teas, as their quality is much better. Just cut a regular tea bag from the supermarket and discover the difference. The dust in the bags is considered the lowest gradation of tea. Often artificially flavoured and containing a blend of dozens of varieties to maintain its unified flavour throughout years. A natural product may differ from harvest to harvest. Often this is because of seasonal influences: more warmth, or more cold, more drought or more rain over a certain period of time.

When you drink tea of a tea bag, make sure you use tea bags that have not been bleached with chemicals. This can affect the taste of the tea. The materials of the tea bags of Maison THEODOR are non-toxic and are not otherwise treated. These bags contain the same quality of loose leaf teas, as you can find otherwhere on this site.

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