When I stayed in the Wroclaw area - in Poland in 1992 for a month - we always drunk 'Herbata', a loose leaf tea in a glass with metal base/handle. After you stirred it, the leaves sunk down to the base. Must check the big Tesco near me as they have an Eastern euro section.
A guy has just opened a shop in Monmouth that only sells loose leaf tea. I've discovered a whole new world of tea since going there. Favourites so far are Genmaicha (or popcorn green tea) and gunpowder green tea. I still use bags though if I'm being lazy.
Had some friends who used to love Masala Chai - they made it with evaporated milk and it was way too sweet for me, I like it not so sweet so less sugar and normal milk was the way I preferred it. (Can't stand milk in tea at all now so no more Chai for me but here's a recipe if you want to try it).
I prefer leaf, but if I'm really lazy I will use teabags to. They are practical out in the bush, so I bag my own loose tea when hiking.
Nothing beats a good cup of " Paris" from Harney&Sons in the morning
I like both. If I'm away on my own I make tea with loose leaves. There is something about making a pot of tea with loose leaves, its almost a kind or ritual or meditation and quite relaxing. It gets me in the right frame of mind for the day ahead.
When I'm away with the missus and daughter I use bags. I'm usually too busy rushing around making breakfast, dressing my daughter and dealing with planning the days activities to faff around with loose teas.