Difference Between Loose Tea, Tea Sachets, and Tea Bags


Loose Tea, Tea Sachets, and Tea Bags

Loose tea is the highest quality tea. 

  • Loose tea is usually whole tea leaves.
  • The essential oil in the leaf is where the flavor of the tea comes from. Whole tea leaves have the most flavor.
  • For the best tasting tea, go with loose tea.

Tea sachets contain good quality tea.

  •  Tea sachets with their pyramid shape are filled with broken and whole tea leaves.
  • When tea leaves are broken, they lose most of their essential oils, resulting in a less flavorful tea.
  • For convenience and good quality tea, use tea sachets. 

Tea bags contain the lowest quality tea.

  • Tea bags are filled with small broken leaves and tea dust.
  • Since the tea bags have tea that are in such small pieces, the essential oils and flavor are mostly gone.
  • For convenience only, use tea bags.


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  • Greensummer
    7 years ago

    So true. 🙂

  • 7 years ago

    Nice follow up to your post about Palais des Thes. Effective infographic, too.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    7 years ago

    Hi Greensummer, all this is information I had to do a little research on. It was eye opening!

    Thanks, notesontea/Georgia!

  • Meredith
    2 weeks ago

    Hi, I’m planning a tea afternoon with my BFFs and I will surely keep this in mind. Thank you for your tips.

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