M.K. over at Through a Glass, Darkly, has been talking about tea lately and how loose leaf tea is better than tea bags which contain the "fannings" or tea "dust". I realized there is a shop in a local mall that has a lovely selection of teas and decided to buy some and see for myself just how much difference it makes whether one uses loose tea or tea bags.
This lovely young woman was very helpful ( remember, it's October 31, hence her face painting). I chose Organic Earl Grey tea which the cute little canister ( free, by the way) tells me has Black tea, cornflower petals, and natural flavouring in it.
This is the type of tea (bags) I've been using until now. I like it a lot so I guess I'll see now how they compare. I do like the fact that the loose tea is organic since I've heard that tea can contain a fair amount of pesticides. Comparing prices... I buy the boxes of tea bags on sale for 2.99 and that is for 33 grams of tea. The loose tea cost $9 for 100 grams. IF my math is correct then the cost is more or less the same.
If I'm going to be using loose tea I have to use a tea ball. Fortunately I have two!!
Here you can see the cute canister the tea came in.
Ahhh! This tea is very tasty. Even had it with no sweetener ( although a bit of honey will make it even nicer).
Are you a tea drinker? Loose, or tea bags? Regular, or Herbal? Leave a comment, please!