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.

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
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!


  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!

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