At teapigs, they make a big thing about using quality real tea. By quality real tea, they mean whole
It's all about the flavour. The tea in regular tea bags has been squashed, chopped and manhandled so, by the time it reaches your cup, almost all the flavour is lost. They don't think that's very nice. The whole leaves, herbs and flowers in their tea temples have been handled gently and with love, to maintain every drop of that precious flavour.
The teabag was an inspired idea; convenient, clean, simple to use and, in their opinion, one of the greatest inventions before, and since, sliced bread.The tea temple is a roomy, biodegradable mesh bag, which offers all the space whole leaves need to infuse properly.