Loose-leaf tea has no rivals when it comes to flavor. Whole, intact leaves retain the full flavor of the tea.
Tea bags, on the other hand, use only tiny fragments of tea (known as fannings) that are left over from sifting.
Bulk, loose-leaf tea gives you an infusion that allows the leaves of the tea to unfurl and release their full aroma and flavor into your cup.
Someone once said that "a perfect cup of tea is worth a journey of a thousand miles"; so, make your perfect cup of tea and begin your own journey of a thousand miles!
Tea is a beverage that should never be rushed, whether in making it or drinking it. To brew the best cup of tea, start with fresh, cool, oxygenated water. Never use long-standing, pre-heated or hot tap water. Measure out the leaf (approximately 1 teaspoon per 6 ounces of water). Heat the water and pour it directly on the tea leaves. For green teas, heat it to the point where bubbles just begin to form. For oolong teas, heat the water until the bubbles start to release and it is beginning to boil. For black tea, allow the water to come to a gentle boil. Steep the tea. For green tea, steep 3-4 minutes, and 4-5 for oolong and black teas. You may put the tea leaves in a tea infuser or simply strain the leaves out after steeping. The last step is to enjoy your tea! Remember, enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp.