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Teabags are worse?

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scotsmumof1 Sat 13-Jan-18 14:08:20

AIBU to think that loose leaf tea is soo much better than teabag tea? I don't think I've ever had teabag tea that tastes anywhere as nice?

Battleax Sat 13-Jan-18 14:12:12

I don't know really.

I like the process of making loose leaf. I'm not sure that the taste difference is huge.

Some people value convenience more. Horses for courses, really.

Ginkypig Sat 13-Jan-18 14:24:43

It's like with anything else different people prefer different things.

One is not better than the other. Dp had tea leaves for a while but eventually went back to his preferred brand of tea bags. Then at some point in the future he will likely take a fancy to tea leaves again.

Natsku Sat 13-Jan-18 14:26:24

My dad always insists on loose-leaf tea and says that he can taste the difference but many times mum ran out of loose-leaf so just ripped open tea bags and put them in the pot and dad never noticed...

scotsmumof1 Sat 13-Jan-18 14:32:51

haha Natsku maybe it's the placebo effect then!

Natsku Sat 13-Jan-18 14:54:39

Quite possibly!

I know I can smell a clear difference in a freshly opened packet of loose leaf tea compared to a tea bag but once it's not so fresh that difference isn't so obvious to me any more.

Chrys2017 Sat 13-Jan-18 14:56:29

I'm told it's like night and day, but as I have for the past 40 years enjoyed tea bags very much I don't see the point in developing an expensive replacement habit that also requires a lot more work!

daisypond Sat 13-Jan-18 15:01:58

Aren't tea bags partially made of plastic? I know they're not fully biodegradable, so in that sense, they are worse, at least.

starfishmummy Sat 13-Jan-18 15:05:38

I agree daisy. For this reason I went back to loose tea.

Chrys2017 Sat 13-Jan-18 15:14:16

Didn't know about the plastic. Looks like I am going to have to switch after all. Damn!

LordSugarWillSeeYouNow Sat 13-Jan-18 15:15:29

You need to drink Yorkshire Tea, I wouldn't have anything else smile

BackforGood Sat 13-Jan-18 16:40:29

Don't think I know anyone who uses loose tea, or has used it since about 1973 ! Therefore I couldn't tell you about the taste, but I love a nice cuppa so am not looking for anything to replace my teabags, and I certainly wouldn't want to return to the faff of making tea from loose tea and ending up with a mouth full of tea leaves, whatever the taste.

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