Four thousand years ago, in the heart of China, the Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when a tea leaf found its way into his cup of hot water. He took a sip, smiled and tea was born. For thousands of years, full leaf tea has been cultivated using traditional practices of hand picking and drying in the sun. To speed up the drying process, many estates discovered fanning the freshly picked tea leaves caused the leaves to dry faster. It was also helpful in separating the broken pieces from the full leaves. Centuries later, a shrewd American businessman noticed that a layer of broken tea pieces and fine tea dust accumulated on the floor and could be swept up, collected, and placed into paper tea bags to offer a lower-priced option for consumers. Tea Fanning's and dust quickly became the modern standard in America.
Revolution Tea, we offer only full leaf teas dried by the sun with love and care. Full leaf teas, select herbs, real fruit pieces, essential oils and all natural flavors. Never tea fanning's and dust. Which would you rather drink? Tea fanning's and dust or full leaf teas? Revolution Tea we invite you to taste the difference.
PYRAMID TEA BAG
LEAVES REMAIN UNBROKEN
The Infuser Pyramid Tea Bag
Today, they account for nearly all tea sales in the United States. The problem is, tea bags usually contain the cheapest tea available, producing little more than a brown-colored liquid.
Before the tea bag came along, tea was enjoyed in loose form, allowing people to experience the intoxicating flavor and aroma of full-leaf tea. Then in 1908, Thomas Sullivan, a tea and coffee merchant from New York City, tried to cut costs by sending loose tea in silk sacks instead of the costly tins used at the time. Confused by this new packaging, people threw the bag in the hot water, and a mistake became a modern convenience. Soon, tea bags began appearing commercially, and their popularity spread around the world.
It seemed like a great idea, but there was a catch: in order for a tea leaf to fully release its flavor, it needs room to expand. The tea in teabags had less room, which meant the level of quality dropped. That led to the use of smaller leaves, which need less room to enlarge.
From there, the quality of tea continued to nose dive. Since the size of the leaves was no longer an issue, merchants could purchase the cheapest grades of tea. If that sounds like tea had hit the bottom of the barrel, it had. This low-grade tea, known as "fannings" or "dust," is actually found at the bottom of tea barrels. Soon, tea companies looked for cheaper ways to package tea and began to wrap the "leaves" in paper filters. Unfortunately, this method didn't allow water to flow through to the cup as easily. Yet again, the quality of tea dropped.
For nearly a century, tea lovers have had to settle for a product that's lackluster at best. In America, supermarket shelves are stocked with tea bags and few have experienced the flavor and aroma of full-leaf premium tea.
So, is there any good news about tea? There is. In 1998, Revolution Tea was founded on the notion that tea lovers deserved more. In 2000, Revolution started a full-scale uprising, overthrowing the paper tea bag in favor of the first flow-through Infuser bag. The Infuser marries the full-leaf flavor of loose tea with the convenience of a bag, a match made in tea heaven. In contrast with traditional tea bags, the Infuser contains only premium tea leaves and allows more water to flow through, bringing more flavor into the cup. Once you've tried a cup of our premium tea, you're bound to want another (and another).
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Revolution offers revolutionary products, innovations and new solutions for every out of home tea consumer. Our recipes satisfy tea lovers all around the globe – beautiful diverse flavors for a beautiful diverse word.
The fine aroma of this tea is a delight to your olfactory senses as much as your palate. It makes you want to inhale first before you sip it. It tastes as good as it smells.
Now that I have had this tea it is part of my daily routine. I love the slight sweetness and burst of flavor. I am not typically a tea drinker, but am excited I found one I love.
I enjoy this tea so much. From the taset, fragrance, down to the infusion bag. The blend is perfect.