Repeated use of loose tea leaves


'Someone told me about the loose leaf tea and being able to make several cups from the one brewing.'


Unlike tea bags, loose tea leaves can be used repeatedly for 3-30 times depending on the tea types. The teas made of young leave and unfermented (green teas) or lightly fermented (white teas) can be used up to 3-4 times, while the teas made of more mature leaves and more fermented (oolong teas and black teas) and be used for 5 times or more. The longest lasting tea leaves are Pu-erh teas, made of leaves from tea trees instead bushes, fermented post production for a long time, some premium tea leaves can be used up to 30 times.

Rule of thumb: keep topping up with hot water until the flavour is not more.