"Only 4% of people in the UK make their tea from leaves, and it seems the rest of us are missing out", says Fiona Beckett, wine writer at The Guardian, as during lock-down she re-discovered the satisfaction to be had and the rewards of converting to loose-leaf tea.
‘Watching the leaves magically unfurl and thinking about what I’m drinking is strangely soothing in these troubled times.’
How long does it take you to make a cup of tea? Forty seconds, if you squish the teabag against the side of the mug? I’m not judging – that was me until recently, and we are not alone: that’s the average, according to Dr Tim Bond of the Tea Advisory Panel. Only 4% of people in the UK make their tea from leaves, and it seems the rest of us are missing out.... read more
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/feb/12/fancy-a-proper-brew-why-you-wont-regret-ditching-the-teabags Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd.