Our favorite infuser at The Inn! A must have for tea lovers and we definitely recommend having more than one. A two-piece mug or small teapot infuser. Made of a stainless steel, very fine mesh with heat tolerant plastic frame. BPA-Free.
Our favorite loose tea basket infuser! German tea infuser with lid. An excellent, two-piece mug or small teapot infuser. The versatile lid serves as a top to hold-in the heat while your tea steeps. Then, it doubles as a drip catcher for the basket once your tea is ready.
Our loose tea basket infuser is made of a stainless steel, very fine mesh with a heat tolerant plastic frame. Extremely durable and long lasting. BPA-Free. The basket diameter is 2-inches. Basket handle width spans 3.75-inches. Height is 3.25-inches.
Tea is thousands of years old and almost every human culture has drank some form of it at some stage. In addition, the health and wellbeing benefits of tea are seemingly endless. Green tea has been studied as a way to purify blood and possibly even reduce the size of tumors. A study at City University in London found that drinking tea can alleviate stress and anxiety. However, the many benefits of tea are only apparent when it is correctly harvested, produced, and brewed. So, here are many reasons why you should be brewing loose leaf tea – and abandon tea bags.
1. Loose Leaf Tea is Much Higher Quality
Most bagged teas available from the supermarket are mass produced and made using low-grade dust and fannings – the tiny bits of tea left over from the production of loose leaf tea.
2. Loose Leaf Tea is Fresher
Mass-produced tea bags are generally filled with tea leaves from different locations, and has usually traveled great distances before it reached supermarket shelves, making it less fresh.
3. Loose Leaf Tea Simply Tastes Better
Mass-produced bagged tea has been blended for standardization and as such, you won’t experience the difference in taste and aroma between types of leaves and locations. However, for a more refined tea experience, or if you’re looking for something that just tastes better, fresher, and more wholesome, brew loose leaf tea. Tea bags have a consistent but one-dimensional taste (bold and astringent) and limited flavor expression. Due to the undiscerning power of machine harvesting, bagged teas may include stems and seeds that can make the tea bitter.
4. Loose Leaf Tea is More Diverse
There is more to tea than black tea or green tea. Types of tea such as oolong, white tea, yellow tea, rooibos, and fermented tea are diverse, and each is a reflection of its cultivars, climate, geography, and production.
5. Loose Leaf Tea is Better for the Environment
Most tea bags are not compostable, and of those that are, very few people make the effort to compost them. Loose leaf tea reduce the amount of packaging you’re using and can be directly thrown onto the compost heap.
6. Loose Leaf Tea is Good for Your Health
Tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can contribute to your overall wellness. The primary chemicals responsible for the health claims of green tea are called catechins. Catechins are found in the highest concentrations in fresh leaves. Once exposed to the ambient environment, catechins degrade rapidly. The highly processed nature of low-grade dust and fannings in tea bags degrade faster due to the higher surface area for exposure. It’s best to drink green tea as fresh as possible, as loose leaf tea, to enjoy the potential health benefits of these phytochemicals.
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