Friday, September 27, 2013

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:
Ginger Tea
Ingredients (Makes 1 cup)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled
1 1/2 inches orange peel
1 pinch of turmeric
Instructions1. Place ingredients in a homemade tea bag, then steep in hot water until desired strength is achieved.

Spiced Tea
Ingredients (Makes 1 cup)
1 nutmeg bulb
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon of honey
1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)
Instructions1. Place nutmeg and cloves in a homemade tea bag, then steep in hot water and honey until desired strength is achieved
2. Garnish with a cinnamon stick
Tip: Grow your own tea herbs with an indoor herbal tea garden!
What kind of tea are you planning to make? Or are you already a tea fanatic and making it already? Either way, let us know in the comments section below!
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Deanna,
    As a daily tea drinker, this is one of the most useful tips I have learned lately. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and valuable information with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing!

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    1. Thanks for inviting me, I love your blog hop there are so many healthy And interesting idea posted.

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