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Tan-Bei Whole Leaf Oolong Tea Bags

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Lightly roasted oolong tea in pyramid tea bags.

Tan Bei Oolong tea bags are the most convenient way to enjoy whole-leaf oolong tea. The tea bags are a pyramid shape to allow the full expansion of the tea leaves as they brew in your cup or tea pot.

As the tea leaves expand, they release their full natural flavor.

Tan Bei oolong tea bags offer the best of both worlds: the exquisite taste of full leaf natural oolong tea, with the convenience of tea bags.

Tan Bei tea bags are individually packaged for maximum freshness. These tea bags are an ideal solution for busy people who wish to include oolong tea in their daily diet. It is also convenient for drinking tea at work or while on the road.

25 individually packed tea bags per box.

Tea Bag History

The tea bag is said to be invented by a tea importer named Thomas Sullivan around the turn of the 20th century. He wanted a convenient way to ship tea samples to his customers, so he used hand-sewn silk muslin bags.

On receiving these samples, Sullivan's customers thought this was a new infusion method and dropped the bags directly into hot water to brew the tea. They were impressed by the ease of brewing the tea and of cleaning up afterwards, and the orders for these new tea bags poured in.

The commercial success of tea bags encouraged other tea merchants to offer their own versions which included materials such as cheesecloth, gauze, cellophane, and perforated paper. Paper fiber was the most successful and they were soon being mass produced.

The flat rectangular tea bag was in common use by about 1944. This proved unsuccessful for whole-leaf teas as there was little room for the tea leaves to expand. To solve this problem, the Brooke Bond tea company introduced the pyramid-shaped tea bag, which provides about twice the space for the tea leaves to expand and fully release their flavour.

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