Loose leaf tea, and, by extension, whole leaf tea, are varieties of tea that use a more complete form of tea leaf in their brewing process. Unlike “normal” tea from teabags, which use a finely granulated form of tea, loose leaf tea uses larger leaves with a reduced total surface area.
This is appealing to many tea drinkers, because the brewing process for loose leaf tea helps preserve its intense flavors, leading to a finished cup of tea that is tastier and more pleasing to serious tea aficionados.
Thanks to the advent of many traditional (and modern) techniques, there are several ways in which anyone interested in making their own loose leaf tea can go about getting it done, so read on to learn how to make loose leaf tea. [Read more…]