Loose Leaf Tea VS. Tea Bags

Can’t decide which tea to use and why?
Here is our Bristol Twenty guide on how loose leaf tea differs from your everyday teabags.

It is interesting to think that our everyday morning cup of tea has such a rich history. Tea has been around for centuries, in which it is constantly evolving in flavour. Every sip is a complex flavour profile, experiencing a multitude of flavour notes and subtle changes.

Tea is often thought of as being a quintessentially British, and we have been drinking it for over 350 years. But the story of tea begins in China. In 2737 BC, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree. His servant poured him boiled drinking water, in which then, some leaves from the tree blew into his water. The Chinese Emporer decided to try the infusion. The tree was a Camellia sinensis, and the resulting drink was what we now call tea.

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Loose Leaf Tea

Brings out all of the flavours!  Whole tea leaves when brewed give you a more

It is all about the leaves. Just sustainable packaging to keep your natural loose tea leaves fresh.

More tea!  To decrease your waste you can reinfuse tea leaves more than once to continue getting a fresh brew.

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Loose leaf tea has more room to expand and infuse the boiling water, resulting in a much stronger, quicker and more consistent brew.

Overall, loose leaf tea tends to be much more flavorful than tea bags. Full leaf teas tend to be complex and nuanced, and even bold, strong teas like breakfast blends have a fuller depth of flavour. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying tea made from tea bags, if you love tea, chances are you’ll enjoy loose leaf tea even more.

More often than not, teabags are packed tight, allowing little room for the tea to expand and release its flavour as it steeps. Loose-leaf teas, when properly prepared, have plenty of room to expand and result in a lovely, flavorful cup

Tea Bags

It is convenient  Tea bags are perfect for a fuss-free cup of tea.

Stays fresher for longer! As they are individually wrapped into tea bags it means that the leaves stay fresher for longer.

Still sustainable if you use B20 teabags…  All of our tea bags are made from Soilon which means no nasty plastics!

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Environmental Impact

At Bristol Twenty Coffee, we strive to recycle and re-use whenever and wherever possible. We recently had all of our packaging redesigned so that it could be as environmentally friendly as possible.

All of our teabags, from the bulk wholesale options to the speciality blends, are made from Soilon. Soilon is a plant-based material and contains no nasty plastics.
Soilon features a mesh filter teabag with a much longer string in comparison to other teabags available on the market, meaning they are perfect for use in a variety of different cups and mugs.

The outer mesh bag, strings and tags are composed of biomass materials derived from plants, making it a much more environmentally friendly and renewable option. Kinder to the environment while offering customers the same fantastic quality and flexibility they have come to expect.
Discover the full range of Bristol Twenty speciality teas

All of our new packaging is either fully compostable, recycled, recyclable, reusable or all of the above. Our philosophy is simple: we want to help you serve the very best range of hot drinks possible in the most sustainable way we can.