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The Economics of Loose Leaf Teas


Hello tea enthusiasts! All of us love the convenience of a tea bag from time to time but if you are ready to elevate your tea experience, it's time to dive into the fascinating world of loose leaf teas. Not only do they offer a superior brew, but the economics behind loose leaf teas might just convince you to make the switch.


First off, let's talk about bang for your buck. Sure, loose leaf teas might seem pricier upfront than the 12 bag- $4.50 box you threw in the cart, but think about it – you're paying for quality. Those whole unbroken leaves and premium blends translate to a richer, more flavorful cup. The circulation of leaves helps them steep to a deeper flavor. It's like upgrading from a basic sedan to a sleek sports car; you get what you pay for.


Now, let's discuss the environmental impact. IV Tea's varieties come in home compostable

packaging, reducing the waste associated with traditional tea bags. Loose leaf tea is great for your composting pile! We even offer in-store refills in our reusable tea tins. Plus, IV Tea is dedicated to sustainable and ethical sourcing, supporting both the environment and the communities involved in tea production.


But what about convenience, you ask? Loose leaf teas might require a bit more effort, but think of it as a therapeutic ritual. The process of measuring, steeping, and savoring the aroma is a mindful experience that can turn your daily cup of tea into a mini relaxation session. It's not just a beverage; it's a self-care routine.


Now, onto the economic side. Have you ever calculated the cost per cup? Loose leaf teas, when brewed correctly, can often be re-steeped multiple times without losing flavor. A $26/ 4oz bag of tea can make 55-65, 8oz cups of tea but if you brew it twice it would be 110+cups of tea. This means you're getting more mileage out of those precious leaves, making the overall cost per cup significantly lower than those disposable tea bags. It's a win-win for your taste buds and your wallet.


And let's not forget the variety. IV Tea carries an abundance of flavors, blends, and origins. It's a tea lover's dream come true! From delicate white teas to robust black teas and everything in between, the choices are endless. You can discover unique flavor profiles that go beyond the standard tea bag offerings. You can even play your own tea-maker and mix two different varieties such as a fruit infusion with a green tea- delicious!


In conclusion, making the switch to loose leaf teas isn't just about upgrading your tea game – it's a holistic experience that touches on quality, sustainability, mindfulness, and variety. So, next time you're brewing a cup of tea, consider ditching the bag and embracing the loose leaf revolution. Your taste buds and your wallet will thank you. Happy sipping!

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