Steep Tea Gaiwan

A traditional teabag is designed to remove the magic of making tea. Blenders work to mix the right ratio of leaves so that the taste profile is the same in every bag, year after year. Once you know what you brew from this bag, you can use the same parameters and get the same results. The magic that comes with unique leaves from distinct locations is gone.

That is not to say that a well-steeped cup of quality tea is dependent upon the work of the tea fairy. Science has shown that key components in tea can be released  depending on our steeping behaviors. We also know more about how location can affect the components in tea leaves.
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