Sometimes tutorials come from pure necessity, this is one of them. Tea, coffee, and water are pretty much all I drink since I cut soda out of my everyday diet. Water is easy to take on the go and have at school but tea and coffee are like siren calls that lead me to spend way to much money at cafes. I’m trying to make a better effort to bring my own coffee to school since I have a Keurig and so far that is going well but tea is a different matter. I used to buy prepackaged teabags but recently my best friend got a job at this cute little tea and spice shop downtown and has turned me on to fancy loose-leaf teas. Bringing an infuser and loose tea to school in my purse sounds like a disaster waiting to happen though so I came up with an easy solution, make my own teabags!
- Coffee filter(s)
- Bakers twine
- Loose leaf tea
- 1/2 Teaspoon
- Mini-wooden spool (or other charm)
- Stapler (and staples)
Step 1: Cut about 1/2 in. off of two parallel sides of the filter.
Step 2: Place 1/2 teaspoon of loose tea into the middle of your filter. Fold as shown below.
Step 3: Cut a 3-4 in. piece of bakers twine and staple it at the top of the filter where you folded over in the last step.
Step 4: Attach your charm to the other end of the bakers twine. You could use paper shapes, wooden charms like the one I used for this bracelet, or even jewelry charms. I plan on cutting the string of my teabag before I throw it away so I can reuse my spools.
Step 5: Brew and enjoy.
Coffee and Tea are passions more than just drinks to me. I have more mugs in my house than any other dishware. You can check out my tutorial for this Madd Hatter Mug, or this Washi Tape Mug if you want to show off your personality when you drink your favorite beverage!
Til Next Time!