Charging £1.50 for a paper tea bag, is a total rip-off, and here’s why.
You wouldn’t dream of drinking it black. Most folks drinking black tea take it with milk and sometimes sugar – lactose intolerance is the immediate diagnosis for anyone who takes their dusty tea black. Why? Because the stuff tastes rank.
When you take a lower grade leaf, dry it out, chop it to within an inch of its life then squeeze the finished tea bag against the side of the mug – something’s going to get lost. Namely, the actual flavour of tea.
This is why we always make our English Breakfast black to taste - using rolled, whole leaves gives a dry, malty and caramelly taste. It's bold enough to take milk, so add it if you want to, not because you have to.
Don't waste your time on dusty teabags.