The 10 Best Loose Leaf Teas

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in February of 2019. It's perhaps the most beloved beverage in the world, but when placed in bags, tea has environmental, and even potential health, impacts that many find undesirable. That's why drinkers turn to these loose leaf varieties, from the perennially popular green to niche herbal types. Although any final choice is subjective, the ones here have been known to please both connoisseurs and casual imbibers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Vahdam Himalayan Green

2. Harney & Sons Paris

3. Barry's Gold Blend

Editor's Notes

February 06, 2019:

We looked for teas that are fresh and enjoyable cup after cup, ultimately settling on Vahdam Himalayan Green, Harney & Sons Paris, and Barry's Gold Blend as top choices. Each may have its own flavor profile, but they are all high-quality and, as a bonus, not overly expensive. We also selected the Tea Drops Instant Assortment Box even though it's somewhat gimmicky; some drinkers do enjoy the convenience, and it's an interesting gift idea for the tea lover who has it all.

4. Heavenly Tea Leaves Sampler

5. Golden Moon Organic Rooibos

6. Wild #6 Curr Berr

7. Ghograjan Tea Estate English Breakfast

8. Tiesta Tea Fruity Pebbles

9. Tea Drops Instant Assortment Box

10. Tealyra Taiwanese Oolong

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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