How often do you drink tea? And in bags or loose?
I'm sure most of you answered the second question "Usually in bags, so convenient." Did you know that bags are actually made of plastic? Although it is claimed that tea is found in silk pyramids, they are mostly made of food grade nylon and polyethylene terephthalate or plastic. Therefore, the bags do not decompose, but turn into microplastic. And also they cannot be processed.
An alternative is loose tea by weight. Using a teapot for brewing or an individual steaming mug.
Not enough reasons to switch to loose tea? Then this is for you:
☕️When we put a plastic tea bag in hot water, toxic substances get into the tea. Although one cup of this tea will not do much harm, the habit of constantly drinking from plastic bags can lead to health problems, especially if you brew the same bag several times.
☕️You don't see what you're drinking. In most cases, inside the bag is tea dust and crushed leaves. Bran is often used for sachets or small crumbs of low-grade tea. This dust quickly produces tannins, which give the tea color, but do not give a strong taste. They can also give tea bitterness. Large leaves contain more essential oils, which give the tea aroma and characteristic taste.
☕️Tea leaves absorb fluoride compounds from the soil and accumulate them during growth. Cheaper tea bags are often made from old leaves that contain more fluoride.
☕️To compensate for the shortcomings of taste, flavorings are often added to tea bags. After all, it is much more difficult to use chopped cinnamon, lemon peel or dried fruit in bags. Excessive consumption of fluoride leads to problems with bones, teeth and kidneys. ☕️ Buying loose tea you see what you will drink, you can smell and even chew.
☕️ Often loose tea is of better quality
🌱Eco-life hack: buying tea by weight in your own container you will reduce the amount of garbage in your life)