Tea is one of most versatile drinks in the world. Most people know that the origin of the tea and how it was made will change how it tastes, but you may not know that tea packaging plays a big role in taste, too. The same type of tea could taste very different when you brew it from a traditional tea bag, a pyramid sachet, or loose leaf placed in an infuser. We all drink tea with different expectations, however, so it’s fun to know your options when it comes to brewing tea.
“Seeing is believing” really matters when it comes to food and drink. Just like we prefer to buy fruits and vegetables from the farmers market because we can see and even touch what we’re buying, we also want to see tea leaves and understand their quality and capability to brew a perfect cuppa for us.
As more and more tea products now use pyramid sachets, more of us tea drinkers have higher expectations of the brewing experience, too. But how exactly does a pyramid sachet differ from other brewing methods? In contrast to a traditional tea bag, which is sometimes difficult to see inside, a pyramid sachet is usually made of translucent fine mesh material that provides great visibility of tea leaves. Most of the time, pyramid sachets include the whole tea leaf, so that you can see its quality in your palm before the brew and in the cup during the brew.
Not all pyramid tea bags are the same. Some of them are whole plastic, while some use plant-based material, making them biodegradable and eco-friendly. Rsquared™ use biodegradable pyramid sachet which can be decomposed into carbon dioxide and water when it is discarded into earth.
Often times, it takes longer for a traditional tea bag to infuse throughout a cup, but the fine mesh material of pyramid sachets enables immediate water contact, infusing the tea leaves right away. Pyramid tea bags allow whole leaves of tea to fully unfurl and expand, minimizing tea flavor retention, and therefore releasing a full taste of tea into your cup.