When is a Teabag Not a Teabag?
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Sam Sameen
When is a door not a door? When it's ajar. When is a teabag not a teabag? When it's one of our very own loose-leaf, artisanal Tea Triunes.
Like a wild jungle cat versus Molly the kitten, an Aston Martin DB5 versus a Reliant Regal, or Muhammad Ali versus Michael Parkinson, in a battle to the death between the common teabag and a Tea Makers triune, there's only going to be one winner.
As popular as they are, teabags, as we tend to think of them, are wanting in in a number of ways. Brought over to Britain from the United States in the 1960s, teabags compress tealeaf particles for efficiency and cost-effectiveness in their packing, subsequent shipping and eventual usage, blending - cleverly - any number of leaf varieties and harvests in order to accurately preserve the brand flavour.
Yes, many of us still take great satisfaction in a teabag-brewed cup of tea, but this tends to be for reasons other than the quality of the drink itself. We take pleasure in a hot drink, we take pleasure in a moment's relaxation, but teabags do not offer any of the aromatic complexity or richly varied flavour of a loose-leaf favourite.
Compare, then, with The Tea Makers' tea triunes, which simplify the brewing process without compromising on any of the ingredients. Our triunes contain exactly the same handpicked, sun-dried buds, leaves and flowers that any tea connoisseur worth his or her salt could wish for and all teabag triunes are 100% biodegradable.
Our Ceylon Silver Tips Tea Triunes, for example, offers feather-light touches of sweetness and calm, and are carefully selected by hand in the hills of Sri Lanka.
Alternatively, our aromatic Peppermint Tea Triunes gently infuse peppermint leaves for their golden hue and refreshing flavours.
Meanwhile, our Taiwanese Milk Oolong Tea Triunes withhold premium-grade, high-mountain oolong tea leaves for rich tones and stone-fruit hints.
So infuse, infuse and infuse again - with our artisan triunes - anything but an ordinary cup of tea.