When I first got into the business of tea, I love all things tea. But soon I realise tea bags are doing more harm than good.
I hear you say, "I am drinking tea. Isn't tea healthy?"
It's like what tea you drink affect your mental state and behaviour.
For example, there are the new style bubble (boba) tea drinkers - I see sugar and processed food written all over those teas. But the thing is most (young) people buy those are drinking and walking, maybe with friends. This bubble tea thing is fun and people enjoy it like they enjoy an icecream - it's a treat.
There are the zen tea drinkers - the yogis who prefer herbal tea and seem to have all the time in the world to put the earthly tethers aside.
And the guys who drink tea at their workstations. Usually, they will go to their office kitchen, grab a tea bag, or if they need something with real taste, maybe 2 teabags, drop them in a mug half-heartedly and pour in hot water. Dunk, dunk, dunk, teabags out, and dress up the tea if needed with milk and sugar, and take the tea back to workstation to drink while working.
Then there are guys like us, life is full of stuff to do, and we try our best to swim upstream in this torrent of stress and tasks.
So what do we do to give us the faith to keep going?
Oddly enough it is a very very small thing, but we do it really really well.
And that is, choose leaf tea.
Imagine this with me:
So why teabags maybe hazardous to your health?
Tea bag users usually go back to their workstation with their tea. Comparing to tea drinkers using leaf tea, teabag users go through the motions of making tea without any heart.
They are busy and they reaffirm it to themselves by the act of taking his cup of tea back to their workstation. They don't have time to even finish the tea before return to work.
They are reaffirming to themselves they can't even afford not just time, but also money to buy leaf tea. How much does it cost someone to buy 1 teaspoonful of leaf tea to make a cup of tea anyway? Are we kidding ourselves when we say we can't afford leaf tea?