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Dust Tea Vs Leaf Tea: Which is Better?

There are two types of tea: loose leaves and dust tea which usually come in tea bags. Here's our take on which is better: dust tea or leaf tea.

Binita Kumari
While brewing tea in a bag is perfectly okay, loose-leaf tea is preferable for people who enjoy it
While brewing tea in a bag is perfectly okay, loose-leaf tea is preferable for people who enjoy it

There are lots of people who drink tea all throughout the world. However, it is considered to be an emotion and an important portion of Indian cuisine. Tea is a morning and evening necessity and is a staple in Indian homes.

There are two types of tea: loose leaves and dust tea which usually come in tea bags. Some people prefer tea bags because they involve less work, even though most people prefer traditional leaf-infused tea. How to make the perfect cup differs depending on whom you ask.

Dust Tea:

The lowest grade of tea, called dust tea, was made by crushing broken leaves into tiny tea particles. Tea dust is frequently present in tea bags, although its flavor typically fades after several steepings. Tea bags are tiny tea leaves intended to be brewed fast.

They are sometimes referred to as dust and fannings. While brewing tea in a bag is perfectly okay, loose-leaf tea is preferable for people who enjoy it. Tea bags can seem bland and one-note in comparison.

Leaf Tea:

Tea made from whole, undamaged leaves was referred known as "whole-leaf tea." Due to the larger surface area of a whole leaf, the tea made using this method is more likely to be flavorful and rich.

On average, full-leaf tea had a lot more flavor than dust tea. Loose-leaf teas lack the complexity and nuance of whole-leaf teas. Even strong, robust teas like breakfast mixes have a deeper flavor.

Dust Tea Vs Leaf Tea: Which is Better?

It truly depends on what the tea lover prefers. If tea or tea latte needs to be prepared fast, dust tea is typically preferable. 

Whole-leaf tea is almost always the best option when it comes to taste, flavour profiles, value for money, quality, and reducing waste. Whole-leaf tea is also often chosen when blended with sugar and milk.

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