Loose Leaf vs Sachets

We here at TranquiliTEA Steeping Company, believe in great products and loose leaf tea goes beyond the call when it comes to flavor and quality.

The differences between loose leaf tea and traditional tea bags are numerous, and it goes far beyond the surface. The leaves used in most bags are actually the "dust and fannings" from broken tea leaves. This is a huge compromise in quality from full leaf tea. Finely broken tea leaves have lost most of their essential oils and aroma. When steeped, they release more tannins than whole leaf tea, resulting in bitter astringent brews. The material, shape, and size of the bags themselves are also important factors. Most tea bags constrain the tea leaves, keeping them from expanding to their full flavor and aroma potential.

Most tea bags also are known to be made of plastic, when placed into boiling water these bags won’t melt, however they do have a chance of releasing harmful phthalates into your tea.

Because we believe in mind, body and soul we choose to offer a product that is good for you and the environment