Loose tea refers to the full, untainted, whole leaf. This makes each tea distinct based on origin and processing and the type of tea. We buy our teas in this original, loose leaf form direct from our smallholders, family farmers and cooperative partners. Loose leaf tea is easy to store and to transport, has the lowest carbon footprint and allows the tea lover to clearly see the leaf and use just as much as she wants. Loose leaf tea is also the most affordable way to buy good quality tea.