Full-leaf Tea and Pyramid Teabags – The Perfect Couple

The difference between loose-leaf tea and traditional tea bags is great, and it goes far beyond the surface. The leaves used in most traditional supermarket teabags are actually the “dust and fannings” from broken tea leaves. This is a huge compromise in quality from full-leaf teas. Finely broken tealeaves have lost most of their essential oils and aroma. When steeped, they release more tannins than whole-leaf teas do, resulting in bitter astringent brews. For these reasons, Spirit Boosters Tea has committed to using only full-leaf teas and never compromising on health, quality, taste or value.

The material, shape, and size of the teabags themselves are also important factors. Most teabags constrain the tealeaves, keeping them from expanding and unfurling to their full shape, full flavor and aroma potential. Although you may not have the time each day or even the tools needed to make loose-leaf tea, that does not mean you have to compromise quality for convenience. This is why Spirit Boosters Tea uses high-grade pyramid teabags/sachets.

Tea leaves need room to expand for full-bodied flavor. This is the reason tea balls are not ideal for brewing loose-leaf tea, and the standard teabag material is often low-flow, preventing the brew from diffusing beyond the inside of the bag. (Ever notice the dunking, swirling, and squeezing required to brew traditional bags?) Paper teabags collapse onto the leaves, preventing their natural unfurling and often even adding the taste of paper material to your tea.

Bottom line – whole-leaf teas provide you with more flavor, aroma, antioxidants, and pleasure than the tiny low-grade leaf bits and stale tea dust in most mass-produced teabags. Typical teabags are produced on an industrial scale and may sit in a warehouse or on a shelf for a long time before you ever get them. In contrast, our premium teas were grown, hand-picked and processed on a single tea estate in a chemical-free environment. Then they were carefully packaged inside roomy pyramid teabags, providing the ultimate and most-convenient tea drinking experience, while never compromising quality.