Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after coffee. It is central to many eastern and western societies, achieving a spiritual status in some eastern cultures. Loose leaf tea is without a doubt the best way to enjoy tea. Conventional tea bags often contain low-grade tea fannings, little more than tea dust, and most of the character and flavour of the tea is lost. Like fine wine, beer or whiskey, quality teas have a wide spectrum of tastes and aromas. Depending on the variety and origin it will offer sweet, floral, vegetal, malty, earthy, and other distinct flavours and nuances. Loose leaf tea which is young will have a fresh, clean taste. Loose tea left in its natural form keeps more of its tannins and essential oils which provide its distinct flavour and nuanced tastes, as well as powerful catechin antioxidants and polyphenols and their health benefits.
Tea is broken into four main types, white, green, oolong, and black, each yielding hundreds of varieties from around the world. BrewBakers stocks over 60 lose tea and herbs. If you are looking for particular tea we don’t have, just ask and we’ll source it for you.