Why Pyramid-Shaped Tea Bags are Considered Better
We consider tea bags heaven-sent because we can quickly have a cup of tea and do other things. The taste and aroma of loose tea leaves brewed in the teapot is still the best experience, although, in the end, it still depends on the tea quality and how organic your tea is. We do not have much time to clean the pots and cups after drinking, and it is also inconvenient to brew and strain a few leaves in a teapot where only one or two people will drink tea.
Some teabags do not accurately replicate the quality of loose leaf tea. Worse, the tea inside the bag is just tea leaf bits and powder. Because of this, you are just drinking liquid tea dust instead of tea flavor and extracts. Every tea connoisseur knows the disappointment of purchasing tea bags that don't live up to their expectations. But fret not, for these experiences teach us to distinguish between the good and the not-so-good. Not all tea bags are created equal, and we're here to introduce you to some exceptional Japanese green tea options, conveniently enclosed in pyramid-shaped tea bags that deliver on both quality and taste:
Pyramid Teabags changed the tea industry. We will find out about these and why they are considered better than other-shaped tea bags.
History of Teabag
Teabag's history is still debatable.
The earliest recorded history of teabags was during the Tang Dynasty, when tea leaves were stored on paper folded and sewn on all sides.
In 1901, two ladies filed a patent for an open-meshed cotton tea bag. The patent was granted in 1903, but it did not become popular.
In 1908, a tea importer, Thomas Sullivan, sent small silk-bag tea samples. After that, he accidentally invented tea bags. Why? When he sent the samples, people thought that these small bags with tea leaves were tea infusers and dipped a "teabag" in a cup. It might be because of convenience, especially the single-serving idea and the clean-up.
It became popular, but it is also believed to be an urban legend because many wonder why there's so little documentation about it.
The sure thing is that tea bags became very popular in the 1950s because people wanted a convenient lifestyle and work, such as using home appliances and ordering fast food.
The round tea bag was introduced in 1989, and then the pyramid-shaped tea bag was invented by Brooke Bond, a Unilever tea brand that spent four years developing this kind of teabag. Brooke Bond is known for its PG Tips and Brooke Bond tea products. Pyramid-shaped tea bags are more spacious than regular and round tea bags.
Why use Pyramid Teabags? What makes them unique over other tea bags?
A pyramid teabag has more space, and the tea leaves inside can move freely and fully expand, resulting in infusing more flavors and making a brewed tea leaf rather than a dusty tea since tea makers can put large, high-quality tea leaves inside the teabag. There’s even more space for dried flowers, fruits, and spices, making tea brewing and tasting more fun than ever.
When hot water is poured into the teacup, the tea leaves will immediately move in a circular motion, making the taste more widespread. The weave of the teabag allows for high water flow. Pyramid tea bags will serve as a tea infuser instead of just a wet bag of tea leaf bits.
When you consider the three-dimensional shape of a pyramid tea bag in contrast to the two-dimensional round or rectangular tea bags, it becomes evident that the pyramid offers a larger surface area. This expanded surface area allows hot water to efficiently engage with the tea molecules, resulting in a more thorough extraction of flavor and taste into your final cup of tea.
The tiny and porous tea bags can make brewing quicker and make your tea still hotter than when you were using a regular tea bag—the best option when you want brewing convenience without losing the traditional tea taste.
We know that tea tumblers and flasks are available, but if you are in a hurry and going to work, just get a tumbler, put the teabag in it, and off you go. Fill it with hot water in the office, and cleaning is a breeze.
You don’t need to mess with infusers, teapots, and strainers. Quicker and hotter because, after the battle between Tetley and PG Tips, the UK-based Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) stated that pyramid-shaped tea bags improved brewing and infusing tea and were backed with tea test results.
Tests that proved pyramid tea bags better in infusing tea flavors
Tetley sells round tea bags, while PG Tips sells pyramid tea bags. When PG Tips made a TV advertisement about a puppet monkey comparing teas, Tetley filed a complaint with the ASA, believing that PG Tips misled consumers and denigrated their brand. The ASA dismissed Tetley’s complaints because there are many round tea bags on the market and Unilever (owner of PG Tips) provided evidence-based tea test results.
Tests were conducted and were based on the UK’s average tea brewing time of 40 seconds and 2 minutes. with an average tea bag weight of 3.125 grams. Unilever showed proof and evidence that a pyramid-shaped tea bag has better brewing efficiency. A tea infusion for 40 seconds and 2 minutes was more remarkable than a round teabag.
This is why all our tea-bag products are contained within pyramid-shaped tea bags instead of flat or round shaped tea bags.
What are pyramid tea bags made of?
Teabags, in general, are said to be made of plastic, nylon, and chemicals, making them unsafe to drink and not eco-friendly. But there is still hope; there are many biodegradable and eco-friendly tea bags. Many of them are not made of plastic. For instance, a Soilon pyramid tea bag is made of plant starch. It does not emit harmful gases when boiled and burned. It can also be used as compost for healthy soil and plants, making it a zero-waste product. (All Japanese Green Tea Co. teabags are made of Soilon.)
How many times to use pyramid tea bags?
It depends on the tea leaves. You can re-use the pyramid tea bags for normal to premium-quality ones and still taste the flavor 2-3 times with hot water. The second and third times taste sweeter and milder than the first one.
How to Store Pyramid Tea-Bags to preserve maximum flavor and taste?
Exposure to air, light, moisture, and heat can accelerate the natural degradation process of tea, leading to a loss of flavor, alteration in the color of your brewed cup, and a shift in taste. To safeguard your tea's quality, it's crucial to store tea bags properly. The ideal conditions involve an airtight container, protection from direct sunlight, and a cool, dry storage environment.
But we understand that this level of care can sometimes be challenging to maintain. That's why we've taken the extra step to ensure your tea's freshness while making it super simple for you. All our pyramid-shaped tea bags are thoughtfully packaged in airtight, resealable, and opaque packages. We've taken the headache out of preserving your tea's quality, so you can simply savor the delightful experience.
Have you not tried pyramid tea bags? With quality tea leaves and pyramid tea bags, we are sure that you will absolutely like it! You can enjoy all the tea's benefits more. Aside from the taste and smell, you will become calm and have better concentration. No more problems when it comes to easy and quick brewing.
Relax and enjoy your tea.