Tea is divided into four categories: dust level, fan-shaped level, broken leaf level and whole leaf level. The whole leaf grade is the best loose leaf tea. The grade of tea can actually become very technical, but in order to save your time, we simplified it.The tea bags you can buy at the grocery store usually contain dust and fan-shaped tea. This Green Tea 4011 must be crushed before being packaged into tea bags.Why is this important?When your tea is broken down, its flavor, aroma, and health properties are reduced. Due to the higher tannin content during steeping, the broken tea will taste bitter. Whole leaf tea swells and unfolds when steep. This expansion produces more flavor and provides a fresh taste to the beverage.Tea grade includes loose and broken leaves as well as fan and dustWhat are the health benefits of loose leaf tea?Many of the benefits of loose leaf tea have not been approved by the FDA, and we always recommend that you conduct research. In other words, the benefits of scientific research include stress relief, heart, brain, liver and digestive system health, flu, cold and cancer prevention, and more!Our caffeinated teas, such as matcha, yerba mate and Chinese Green Tea, all contain caffeine, but there is no breakdown caused by coffee. Finally, all teas provide a certain level of antioxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and have antibacterial properties. In our "Tea" section below, you can learn more about each tea and its health benefits!