Why Loose Leaf Tea?
Why did we choose to offer most of our teas in loose leaf format?
Have you ever opened a tea bag, looked at the dust-like contents and wondered how these contents could possibly be tasty or healthy?
Contrast this with the luscious look and smell of opening a bag or tin of loose leaf tea, an aroma that transports you to another place.
Loose leaf tea is simply better quality than most tea bag teas. It consists of intact whole leaves that are rich in antioxidants, and other beautiful ingredients that remain in their original whole or cut form. Tea bags tend to contain broken leaves that have lost some of their antioxidant properties and flavour. Mass produced tea bags often contain very small pieces of leaves and tea dust, which is the dust and fannings (small particles) left over from broken tea leaves, basically the waste product. When leaves are broken, they lose oils and aroma so the experience and flavour are compromised. With loose tea, what you see is what you get.
Many tea bags contain plastic and are not recyclable or biodegradable. Each tea bag contains approximately 1.5- 2 grams of tea. Hence, 50-67 unnecessary packaging bags are used for every 100g of tea. Loose leaf tea provides a more sustainable and environmentally conscious option, with less unnecessary packaging.
We offer only the best quality loose tea and herbs, blended with care in Sweden, Germany and UK. Serendipitea personalised teas are individually blended in Sweden by Serendipitea co-founder and herbalist, Patricia Ramirez Berglund.
How to brew
To gain the most amazing flavour release from your loose leaf tea, allow it to move freely in hot water. Choose one of our tea infusers, such as our Tea Whizz teapot or tea balls for brewing and steeping. Place a measured amount of loose leaf tea into the diffuser and pour on boiling or hot water, depending on the individual tea’s instructions. A measuring spoon can help measure the tea. An organic cotton infuser is complimentary with your first order.
How to store your tea
Most Serendipitea teas can be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place away from light.
bags for bulk orders
If you would like Serendipity to supply teas for your event or company and need the convenience of teabags in these settings, we are able to put our teas into pyramid bags that allow the tea to move and steep freely. Please contact us to discuss.