How To Make Homemade Tea Bags

Tea calms your nerves and gives you the strength to start your day. It is available in many forms, the most popular being tea bags. It is one item that is always present in the pantry as for many people a day is not complete without their perfect cup of tea. For those who love tea, why not make you own tea bags at home? It is a fun activity that will save you some money.

Things Required:

– Coffee filters
– Scissors
– Sewing machine
– Loose tea leaves
– Stapler
– Embroidery thread
– Paper


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    Take two coffee filters and cut them into a rectangular shape. Cutting off the ridged part is enough. Try to close the filter by stitching it on three of the sides and leave any one smaller side loose open. With a small spoon fill the tea leaves in the open tea bag. The suitable portion is around one to two teaspoons. It depends on how strong you want the tea and also the size of the tea bag. At this point you can add half a teaspoon of any spice like cinnamon, cardamom or pumpkin spice in the tea bag.

  • 2

    After the tea leaves and spices have been added to the bag, close the top. Stitch all four sides. The tea should be fully secure in the bag now. Take one of the smaller sides and fold the corners. Put 3-4 inches of embroidery thread under the flap.

  • 3

    Place your finger to keep it secure and staple the thread with the flap. If you think the thread might fall off then you can sew the thread to the tea bag. Cut paper tags of any colour and glue them to the end of the thread. Find an airtight bag or a nice box with a secure lid to put all of your homemade tea bags in.

  • 4

    Repeat this entire process to make as many tea bags as you want. It is always a good idea to make one tea bag and try it out. If you are happy with the taste, flavour and consistency of the tea then follow your own recipe and make more tea bags. Be sure to store your homemade tea bags in a cool dry place.

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    You can also decorate your homemade tea bags and give them away as they make excellent gifts. Make a variety of flavoured tea bags and pack them in a nice decorative box with labels. Your friends and family members will definitely enjoy these homemade tea bags.

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