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by Cristina Morales

Whether you’re a tea drinker because you’re trying to cut down on coffee or if you simply prefer the taste (and variety), you’ll know that maintaining a tea-drinking habit can create a lot of waste. (Just because your tea bags are biodegradable doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily environmentally friendly.) So you might want to consider switching to loose-leaf teas, which lets you steep your teas in a reusable infuser, or simply in a pot (just a strainer when you pour the tea into cups).

But when most teas in the market are in tea bag form, you have to look a little harder to find loose-leaf teas. Luckily for you, we’ve done the legwork and found some online stores that deliver loose-leaf teas.




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Pyur offers premium loose-leaf teas that invite you to “slow down for earth to soul goodness”. Their basic teas cost P100 for 10g, while their blends cost P270 for a jar. They also sell all the accessories you’ll need to start your tea-drinking habit: infusers, teapots, and more — all aesthetic AF, of course. To order, just fill out this Google Form.


The Tea Source MNL


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Entrepreneur Angelyca Nery started Tea Source MNL because she was just that passionate about tea. With The Tea Source MNL, she creates blends from exclusive suppliers from all over the globe, each blend with its own story to tell. The Tea Source has a wide range of blends, ranging from oolong and matcha to fruits and flowers. To learn more, visit their website.




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What is Xari? According to their Instagram bio, they can give you a hug in a cup. Xari offers five blends of organic loose leaf teas that start at P110 for a 30g bag. They also offer dried fruits — throw in one or two to elevate your tea experience. To order, DM them on Instagram.

READ MORE: Shops For Aesthetic Cups That Can Brighten Up Your Coffee and Tea Time — For as Low as Php 200


Steep MNL


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From the same people behind the plants and pots IG store PlanTeaTa comes SteepMNL. As of this writing, they’ve got nine tea blends that you can drink for their health benefits or just for the flavor. To learn more, send them a DM on Instagram.


Nueva Tea Shop

For tea lovers who enjoy traditional oriental flavors, Nueva Tea Shop’s quality teas from Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong would do just the trick. Prices start at P100 for a 45g bag of pure Puerh tea. To order, visit their Shopee page.


Philocalist by Venus

Do you love coffee and tea? Philocalist by Venus lets you get the best of both worlds with a variety of flavors from around the world. To order, visit their Shopee store.


Manila Superfoods


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What first started as the House of Matcha PH evolved into Manila Superfoods, a brand offers a wide range of loose-leaf teas as well as other healthy foods and ingredients. Their loose-leaf teas start at P75 for a 10g bag of butterfly pea tea. To see what else they’ve got to offer, check out their BeautyMNL storefront.




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Celestea offers a wide variety of local and imported teas, with the aim to make healthy drinks accessible to Filipinos as well as support local farmers. If you can’t decide which blend to pick, they’ve got box sets that come with multiple blends as well as tea accessories. Visit their website for more details.

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This article was republished with permission from 8List.ph. Minor edits have been made for Bitesized.ph.

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