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Loose Leaf Tea
Most loose tea (apart from the cheapest ones that are mostly blends) consist of the same leaves. For example, you buy a Dragon Well green tea, you only get Dragon well leaves and not a mix of the whole bunch of tea leaves. As a result, you get to taste the unique flavor profile of one single type of tea.
The goodness of loose leaf tea, however, comes with a price, and the most expensive one being it difficult to brew. While you can brew some teas directly in the vessel and drink them with the leaves still inside, many people prefer not to do that, even though they can.
Teas were now easier and less time consuming to prepare and tasted more or less the same. Teabags were also a lot cheaper and easily available to the masses eliminating the surprises and worrying about searching specialty stores to find the tea you wanted.
However, tea bags constrain the tea leaves from expanding to their full flavor and aroma potential. The quality is also an issue as most tea bags are packed with the residual dust and fannings from quality leaves that have been used for loose tea.
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