Should you ditch the bag and go loose? Why choose when you can have both.
A lot of people think that serving loose leaf is a chore. It's true - they do. It's easy and convenient to throw a tea bag into a pot and then pour boiling water over it. That is what most people do. I get it.
We wanted to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the convenience of a bag and enjoy loose tea. It's not just that it's easier to make a cuppa using a tea bag - it's also a lot easier to tidy up too. Just chuck it in the bucket. Nothing else to clean up. Done.
These were a couple of the reasons why we came up with our pyramid bag range - simply because it is more convenient to make tea this way - especially if you run a busy cafe. The bags come already measured with the right amount plus they contain great quality loose tea - none of that dust rubbish. It's easy.
But not all tea can be put in fancy bags - there is too much great tea out there that it's just not possible. That's why we came up with another solution - our do-it-yourself tea bags. They're a great and simple solution - just put in the amount of tea that you want - pull the drawstring and boom! You have your own tea bag filled with your favourite loose tea - made by you! Then you can chuck in the food waste bin afterwards - no filters to clean up. Job done.
I use them on a daily basis and am working my way through our loose tea supply. That's right - I do drink a lot of tea that we have in our warehouse. You didn't think I drank cheap bags from the supermarket when I have all this great tea at my disposal, now did you?
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The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...