Are you looking for new ways to spice up and personalize your cup of tea? The solution is really simple. Make your tea bags!!! Not only do you get to add your favorite spices and flavors, you also get to opt for the tea leaves you like best. These cute little tea bags also make for awesome gifts, what with those awfully cute tags and a special touch of your hands.
Here Are The 7 Easy Steps To Make Your Own Tea Bags
For making tea bags, you will need coffee filters, sewing machine, stapler, embroidery thread, cards or papers for making the tags and of course, some loose tea. You can also spice up your tea by adding spices like ginger or cinnamon.
Cut The Coffee Filters:
First, you will have to make bags for holding the tea. For this, place two coffee filters on top of each other and cut them into rectangles.
Stitch Along The Edges:
Hold the coffee filters on top of each other and stitch along the edges on 3 sides, leaving one side open. This opening is for filling the bag with tea leaves.
Fill In The Tea Bag:
Fill in the tea bag with loose tea leaves. You can add about 1 or 2 teaspoons of tea, depending upon the size of the bag and also based on how strong you like your tea. If you want your tea to have some additional flavor, add about ½ teaspoon of your favorite spice.
Close The Tea Bag:
Now, sew the remaining edge of the tea bag in order to seal it. Attach an embroidery thread to one edge of the tea bag using a stapler.
Last but not least, don’t forget to attach tags to the end of the embroidery thread. You can make interesting tags using papers or cards and attach them to the thread using a stapler or glue.
If you do not have a sewing machine, there is an alternative method to make tea bags without it. Here, you just need one coffee filter for making the tea bag. Just cut the coffee filter into a rectangular shape. Just don’t make it too small as you will have to fold it. Put about a teaspoon of tea leaves at the center of the coffee filter and fold it in half. Now, make 2 to 3 smaller folds along the open side. Center the seam, so that it comes in the middle. Fold the other side, now the coffee filter should resemble a tea bag. Close the open end by folding and stapling it. That’s it your tea bag is ready.