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Tea: No Strings Attached

Loose leaf tea

Tea is second only to water as the world’s leading beverage. It is favored for its flavor and health benefits, and despite such a large demand costs only about three cents per serving to make at home. In 2011, tea sales in the U.S. reached a total of 8.20 million sales, including supermarket retail sales, foodservice sales, and ready-to-serve tea sales. Of those sales, 65 percent consisted of tea that was prepared using tea bags. Making tea with disposable bags is perhaps the most common way of preparing tea in developed countries. Tea bags were introduced commercially in 1904, though… read more