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Loose Leaf Tea For Beginners

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If you’re a newbie when it comes to brewing loose leaf tea, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by all the options out there. But don’t worry. You’re not alone. Whether your goal is to boost your health, eliminate sugar cravings, reduce inflammation, or simply enjoy a delicious beverage, loose leaf tea has something to offer everyone. So grab a cup of tea and let’s get started on your tea journey!


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Is Loose Leaf Tea Healthier Than Tea Bags?

Loose leaf tea is healthier than tea bags for several reasons. Loose leaf is the gold standard of tea, and consists of whole leaves and botanicals which retain more of their flavor, fragrance, natural oils, antioxidants, and unique healing compounds, compared to the finely shredded leaves found in the bags. When brewed, loose leaf tea is fresher, more flavorful, and potentially more nutritious and healing. 

If you don’t think you’re ready for the full on loose leaf tea experience, these paper tea filters provide the quality of loose leaf tea with the convenience of tea bags. Simply fill the bag, pull the drawstring, and pop it into your cup. 


What Teas Should You Drink Daily?

When it comes to choosing your loose leaf tea, the options can seem endless, but don’t let that intimidate you. Start by thinking about your wellness goals, and how you want to feel, then choose a tea that will support those goals. Are you trying to improve your digestion, reduce inflammation, or get better sleep? The different herbal teas offer a variety of health benefits, so you will want to choose teas that align with your needs. Our loose leaf herbal tea blends are carefully curated to address specific health concerns, making it easy to find the perfect tea for your health goals. 

Check out our full selection of loose leaf teas here.


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What Is The Best Method For Loose Leaf Tea?

If you were wondering: how do you make tea step by step, the key is to use the right measurements, water temperature, and timing. For most teas, the measurements are quite simple. We recommend using one level to slightly rounded teaspoon of tea per cup of hot water. When we say cup of hot water, we mean eight ounces of water that has just been boiled. The steeping time will vary, depending on the tea, so we suggest following the recommended steeping time written on the package. If you have transferred your loose leaf tea to a tin or other storage container and no longer have the original package, then follow these guidelines: steep black tea for three minutes, green tea for two, and herbal tea for five minutes or longer. Use a digital timer or set the timer on your phone and taste the tea as it brews. You can always brew for longer, but you can’t un-steep an over-brewed tea. Err on the side of a shorter steep, and adjust to your personal preference.


Tea Accessories

A common question is: How do you make loose leaf tea without equipment? The fact is that while you don’t need fancy equipment to make loose leaf tea, at a minimum you will need a few basics: something to heat water in, something to drink from, and something to separate the leaves from the tea once it is brewed. Items that are really good to have are a super-fine infuser to keep the leaves out of your cup, and a measuring spoon to ensure consistent brewing. And a simple electric hot water kettle is a game changer.

Once you really get into your tea habit, you will want to splurge on some quality tea ware, such as a mug with a built-in infuser, a kettle that allows you to heat water then brew your tea all in one, or a high-tech tea maker like the Breville, which allows you to program your perfect brew settings for each of your favorite teas.

Also read How To Store Your Loose Leaf Tea


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How Much Tea Should You Drink And When?

The amount of tea that you drink and when you drink it will depend on your goals, the type of tea, and your personal preferences. For example, if you want to reduce feelings of fullness and bloating, drink an herbal blend that eases belly bloat after meals. For sleep teas, a cup before bed will promote relaxation and better sleep quality. Teas that are energizing or contain caffeine should be enjoyed in the morning. If your goal is to relieve inflammation or promote detoxification, aim for two cups daily to reap the full benefits of the herbs in the tea. As for timing, enjoy whenever it fits into your routine, whether that’s first thing in the morning, after a meal, or in the evening before bed. 


Are you ready to get started? With these tips and guidelines, you’re ready to dive into the world of loose leaf tea. Remember to choose teas that align with your wellness goals, brew them with care, and enjoy the amazing and delicious benefits of nature’s remedies. 

Happy healthy sipping!

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*This information has not been evaluated by the FDA, and is not intended to diagnose or cure a medical issue, or replace professional medical care. If you are pregnant or nursing, are under the care of a physician, or on prescription medication, talk to your health care provider before making any changes to your diet or routine




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