I got started on tea when I got some loose leaf tea from my husband’s grandmother when she passed away. Before that, I would drink some Celestial Seasonings tisane rarely, and of course, Lipton’s Iced Tea (don’t shoot me!). Let me tell you, there is a huge difference between bagged tea and loose leaf tea. Now, given the choice, I will almost always choose a loose leaf tea over any other hot drink. If it is bagged tea, meh, give me coffee. But a nice loose leaf tea, allowed to unfold in the teapot….there is no comparison.
Real teas are my favorite, though I will try the occasional tisane (herbal tea) every now and then.