A Guide to homemade tea bags — plus a couple recipes to get started.
Check out this simple guide to homemade tea bags — plus a couple recipes to get started.
By Ashton Keefe
A cup of tea can sometimes cost the same as coffee in local shops, cafes and restaurants, but tea is simply herbs and hot water. Tea bags alone will hike up a grocery store visit. Not anymore! Here’s a simple guide to crafting your own versions with a couple recipes to get started.
What You’ll NeedScissors Coffee filter Stapler* 1 tablespoon of tea * The bags can also be sewn shut by stitching the edges with a piece of thread.
Instructions1. Cut frilly edges off one coffee filter 2. Trim circle that remains into a square 3. Fold square in half 4. Staple or sew the sides leaving one edge open 5. Insert a tablespoon of tea 6. Seal with another couple staples
Tip: Make a quick tea diffuser if you’re short on time. Place loose tea in the center of a coffee filter, and secure the filter edges around the cup with twine or ribbon.
Batch Tip: To make a large quantity of hot tea, simply brew loose tea in a coffee maker like you would with coffee. Once you’ve got the hang of making your own tea bags, feel free to get creative — you might even come up with a special blend yourself! Try one of these out for starters: