We live for tea, for its taste, its warmth, its healing properties and its 5.000 year history. For us, real tea means loose tea leaves. Tea leaves without artificial flavorings, that haven’t been ground into dust and stuffed into a bag. Real tea makes us happy, and we want to share the happiness with you.
Because we love tea, we’re always on a quest for the best tea leaves and natural ingredients like herbs, spices and dried fruits. Just to be sure, we do it all ourselves. We craft the blends, taste each batch and hand pack it back in Amsterdam.
Loose tea is higher in quality and much more delicious.
Most teabags are designed to make tea from water within a few seconds. To do that, the tea leaves have to be ground into a powder, and artificial flavorings have to be added.
For us, real tea means loose tea leaves. Tea leaves that haven’t been ground into a powder and stuffed into a bag. Real tea means knowing exactly where the tea leaves have come from, and tea leaves without artificial colorings or flavorings.
Loose tea is healthy
Because we skip on the sugar and artificial flavorings, our loose tea is much healthier than most teabags.
Additionally, loose tea is packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Research has shown that loose green tea contains up to 100 times more EGCG than traditional teabags (EGCG is the healthiest element of green tea.) The reason loose tea is so much healthier has to do with the quality of the leaf, the production process, and the packaging. Quality matters!
Loose tea is simple
With our smart solutions, loose tea, at work, at home or in hospitality, doesn’t have to be any more difficult than a teabag. Simply set a tea strainer in your glass of hot water, add loose leaf tea from the tin, or from our dispensers, wait for a few minutes, and enjoy! Don’t like washing up? Try our biodegradable disposable origami filter.
There are guidelines when it comes to the ideal water temperature and the sort of water that makes the best cup of loose leaf teas. The Selected Loose Leaf Teas from Senza Tea Co. can all be prepared with ordinary tap water heated to 80-100°C.
Loose tea is an experience
Loose tea is a pleasure for all the senses. When choosing a loose leaf tea, looking at and smelling the tea itself is just as important as checking the label. You see and smell the real tea leaves and ingredients before adding water.
Loose tea is better for the farmers, and for the planet
We buy handmade tea, which supports family businesses which produce tea with pride. Teabags are often made from tea leaves grown on bulk plantations and machine processed in large factories. In these cases, a consistent flavor is more important than quality. By avoiding teabags, we can reduce packaging (the bag itself, sachet, foils, boxes, etc.)
Loose tea is not more expensive
The price of a teabag is mostly packaging. Loose tea doesn’t require this packaging, and because of that, we can save on waste, and also make the tea affordable. Moreover, you can use loose tea leaves a few times, whereas a teabag is usually just good for one cup.