why don’t you squeeze tea bags

why don’t you squeeze tea bags

The Pros and Cons of Squeezing Tea Bags

Many people enjoy a cup of tea to start off their mornings, but when it comes to tea bags there’s some debate about whether you should squeeze them. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of squeezing tea bags.


  • It helps the tea leaves fully steep, resulting in a stronger flavor
  • The tea becomes more concentrated, making it easier to add milk and/or sugar
  • It can give you a stronger caffeine buzz


  • It can make the tea taste bitter
  • The tea may become cloudy and unappealing
  • It could release tannins, resulting in a bitter or astringent taste

At the end of the day, whether you choose to squeeze your tea bags or not is up to you. If you prefer a robust flavor, you may find that squeezing your tea bags is the way to go. If you prefer a lighter flavor then it’s probably best to leave your tea bags alone.


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