Loose Green Teas

Written by Seth Cotterell
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Tea usually comes in one of two varieties: loose and bag. Bag tea is an individual serving of tea that you can either put in a cup or put a few tea bags into a pot for a larger batch. You can find tea bags of just about any type of tea. Black, oolong, green, fruit, and floral tea all come in bag form. A box usually contains about 15 to 25 tea bags.

Benefits of Loose Green Teas

Tea also comes loose. Loose tea is simply scooped out of a pouch and dropped into the water in a tea pot. The tea leaves will release their flavor along with their vitamins and minerals into the water. Gourmet teas are often sold as loose teas, though a really good gourmet shop will also sell boxes of tea bags for greater convenience. The taste is excellent either way, it is simply a matter of preference.

One of my favorite loose teas is green tea. There is something about green tea that I just can't get enough of. I prefer green tea over a cup of coffee or a soda any day. The health benefits of green tea are well documented and one of the reasons I drink so much of it. Green tea is a natural immune system booster, and if you're like me, you just don't have time to get sick. A cup or two of green tea every day can keep you in better health year-round.

Though made from the same plant as black, oolong, and other teas, green tea is processed differently. It is dried and fried like other teas, but not fermented, so that it retains its vitamins and minerals. These can help keep your body and bones strong. A dose of green tea is just what the doctor ordered, and its added energy boost makes it even more popular.

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