How to Separate Tea Leaves from Tea

By June 15, 2018


Tea, originated from Southwest China, is an aromatic beverage which becomes increasingly popular among the people all around the world. The vast majority of people are fond of enjoying various kinds of tea. If you have difficulty separating tea leaves from tea. Keep reading this article, I’m here to rescue you from the dilemma.



Roughly speaking, all types of tea (including black, white, green, yellow, oolong and Pu-erh) come from the same tea plant called camellia tree which thrives best at high altitude is now grown worldwide. After being plucked freshly (mainly by hand), tea has to undergo some processing such as stir-fried tea, roasted tea, sun-dried tea and steamed tea, then, the tea resembles the tea we buy.

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Main Method of the Separation Process


People those who engross themselves in tea might have some ideas about separating tea leaves from tea as they have numerous experiences of having access to tea leaves. As far as I know, the main method of the separation process is filtration. It’s an operation that separates solids (tea leaves) from liquids (tea) to a large extent. There are many ways of filtrations but most of them need filters.

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The Tea Strainer



The most common filter used in the separation process is the tea strainer. After accomplishing the process of making your tea with patience, just put the tea strainer above your teacup before you pour out the tea. While you are pouring out the tea, remember to let it pass through the strainer so that the tea leaves can utterly preserved in the filter. (Tip: the key is to be slowly pour out the tea.)

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Loose Leave Teapot


Another tack of separating tea leaves from tea is to use the loose-leaf teapot. There is no doubt that it’s the impeccable separating method on account of the fact that the teapot is the combination of making tea and separating tea. I strongly recommend the stovetop glass teapot which is perfect for tea brewing. The detachable filter and the coil filter at the spout enable you to enjoy tea without tea leaves in your cup.

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Ways to Cope with Used Tea Leaves


Tea can make a difference to your life; accordingly, tea leaves have beneficial influences on you as well. Just because of this, remember to seize every opportunity to reuse tea leaves after the separating process. My suggestions are as followed:

  • Use cheesecloth or handkerchief to wrap the tea leaves; then you can use it to cool your sunburned skin.
  • Use it to relieve your tired eyes.
  • Wrap it and use it to clean windows and mirrors.

In summary, the most important thing that you should remember when separating tea leaves from tea is to make good use of the strainers. Besides, the loose-leaf teapot is a wise choice as well.

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