Tea has been consumed on record for thousands of years, and is the second most consumed beverage in the world (outranked only by water), but here in the United States, its gain in popularity is relatively recent. Of all the countries in the world, the U.S. is currently ranked 69th in tea consumption, and much research still lists soda as the leading beverage in our nation. However, a recent article in the Washington Post reports that Americans drink 20% more tea now than they did in 2000, and it looks like this trend is steadily on the rise.
For the majority of Americans, the tea drinking experience traditionally involves buying a box of teabags at the supermarket or ordering a tea drink at a café. We, as a country, are still learning all the nuances of tea — what it can taste like, what it can offer us — so it's understandable that a lot of tea shoppers aren't sure where to start when they come into our store. It's also not uncommon for people to ask if our tea is also available in bags, and sometimes shy away from the idea of brewing loose-leaf tea in an infuser.
No matter how familiar you are with tea, we want everyone to feel like this wonderful beverage is accessible to them, and we hope offering a selection of our teas pre-measured in convenient pyramid teabags helps even the earliest budding tea enthusiast feel comfortable in this growing culture. Now available in tins of 15 ready-to-brew bags are some of your favorites from Chá: English Breakfast, Huckleberry, Moroccan Mint, Orange Dream, and our bestselling Chá Spice.
While steeping tea loose may always be the best way to get a cup of tea exactly the way you want it, and is the most environmentally friendly method, pyramid teabags may be the next best thing. The shape of the bag allows room for your leaves to expand as they brew so you get more flavor in your cup than you would from typical bagged teas (not to mention our bags are filled the same fresh, premium leaf that we offer loose, so no bottom-of-the-barrel fannings here!) and the silken mesh enables the full taste of the tea to disperse in your water.
As a bonus, the bags are biodegradable, so you can ensure your healthy tea habit won't harm the Earth.