Tea is rated as the second most preferred beverage in the world next to coffee. Though we say that tea has an edge over coffee when comes to health benefits, the fad forcoffee has never diminished. Tea, that too loose leaf tea, has a lot to offer us,especially in our healthy living. It has been medically and scientifically proved that loose leaf tea canprevent a number of cancer types, has the ability to reduce cholesterol levels, aids in weight loss and also strengthens the immune system. This is mostly lost in the packed tea stuff.You get to taste a better flavored and aromatic tea from the loose leaf tea because their bigger and larger size helps in holding back many natural oils and they get steeped while brewing. But this is lost in the packed tea in tea bags because when they are broken down intosmall pieces, they tend to lose all these.