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Experience the traditional way to have a cup of tea. It was only just over a hundred years ago that Thomas Sullivan was accredited with the popularization of the tea bag. And certainly, while the convenience of not having to measure and filter out tea leaves has some clear-cut benefits and is a time saver in its own right, there's just something about brewing with loose leaves. It brings you back to the days of old, gives you something in common and connects you with the thousands of people that have brewed this way for centuries.

Our English Tea Store brand offers an array of different flavorful loose leaf tea blends, fit for any palate and any occasion. Whether you are into Ceylon, Breakfast, Afternoon and White Blends or maybe you just prefer the simplicity of a classic Assam, Black or Green Tea. We got them in stock. We also carry Oolong, Loose Leaf Iced and Decaf Tea.

If you are not sure what you're into, feeling or what to get, check out our Loose-Leaf Samples. These samples provide you with an opportunity to try a handful of loose-leaf tea blends to find something you will really like.

ThisOrganic Assam Tea comes to us from India is gluten free and has a ton of good reviews.

If you are looking for an all-around super drink in tea form, our Matcha Loose Leaf Tea is the way to go. You can find this in our Green Loose Leaf Tea section. Full of antioxidants and a blend of L-Theanine and Caffeine, you will not only clear your body of harmful free radicals and reap the numerous benefits, but also be in a state of relaxed alertness, ready to take on the day and whatever comes your way.

For a delightful dance on your taste buds, The English Tea Store's Vanilla Cream Flavored Black Tea will make those mid-day afternoons full of flavor and comfort.

Also be sure to check out our selection of Teapots and Mugs, Tea sets, as well as our Gifts category. You can find anything for the tea drinker in your life even if that's you. Whether it's a new tea chest, a gift basket full of goodies, a kettle or even a teapot cozy, you are sure to find something great.

At The English Tea Store, we strive to bring you nothing but top-quality products at reasonable prices with fast shipping. All of our tea is Fair Trade-certified and we even have some that are registered as U.S.D.A. organic and QMI-certified organic.

Where to buy loose leaf tea?

You can buy a wide assortment of Loose-Leaf Tea Blends right here from The English Tea Store. We have imports from The United Kingdom, Ireland, India and China, giving you no shortage of fantastic selections from all over the world.

How much loose-leaf tea per cup?

A good rule of thumb when you are making your own loose-leaf tea at home is approximately 1.5 teaspoons for every 8 fluid ounces of water. You can change the amount depending on how strong or weak you would like your tea; more tea will equate to a stronger tea.

Is drinking loose leaf tea good for you? Is it ok to drink some loose tea leaves?

It is generally accepted that drinking loose leaf tea is in fact good for you, this boils down to a couple of key differences between loose leaf tea and its teabag counterparts. Loose leaf tea is in most cases, fresher. This in turn gives you more antioxidants and the health benefits simply from consuming a fresh blend. Most loose-leaf blends also see a little bit higher quality in their standards giving you more substance and real pieces of the "tea plant," or Camellia sinensis than that of the powder blends in teabags. Steeping fresh tea leaves will definitely give you some added catechins and antioxidants to help your overall health versus that of your standard tea bags.

While it is ok to drink some loose tea leaves, as they are edible, there really isn't too much added benefit in doing so. A lot of the properties and catechins that are released in the tea do need to be steeped in order to materialize. This means that consuming loose tea leaves prior to steeping isn't going to do much for you aside from provide you with a little fiber. Consuming too many tea leaves, steeped or not may actually upset your stomach.