Tea: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between loose leaf tea and bagged tea?

The ingredients in loose leaf tea are generally higher quality, and contain rich antioxidants, which provide health benefits. Loose leaf teas have immense diversity, as green, white, oolong, black and herbal teas all have their own eccentricities in flavor, strength and body to make them unique. There are also combinations of different loose leaf teas that blend very well together, creating interesting and delicious flavors. Traditional bagged teas are made from smaller pieces of the tea leaves, rather than the whole leaf, and typically come from the same plant, except in the case of herbals blends.

What are the benefits of tea?

Besides being a tasty and varied beverage, tea is associated with a number of health benefits. Tea is rich in antioxidants, specifically flavonoids that can protect the body from free radicals. Research shows that people who regularly consume tea have lower rates of cholesterol, heart disease, stroke and potentially some forms of cancer. Further studies show tea to raise metabolism and increase weight loss. (see more health benefits here).