Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Making Tea...Bags

I posted something on Facebook about making teabags and got a few questions, so I thought I would show the process here. It's very simple really:

1. Dry your herbs for your tea. I was making peppermint bags from peppermint I dried last June. Then decide what combinations you might want to put together. I like peppermint, rose hips and orange peel, but this time I just did plain peppermint because that's what Larry likes. You could also make individual size mulling spices with cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice and orange peel to spice up your apple juice, cider or wine. Another possibility is buying bulk loose tea and bagging it yourself.


2. Purchase sealable teabags. I buy mine from the San Francisco Herb Company. They offer a wide selection of teas, herbs, spices and supplies for reasonable prices. The only hitch is that your order must total $30 and that is a lot of stuff! Get out your iron.



3. When your herbs are ready, crush them to the size needed to fit in your bags. Fill the bags,


then seal with an iron set on the "Cotton" setting and NO steam.


4. You're done!

9 comments:

Jenny said...

Love this! thank you for sharing it.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

This sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing. A friend gave me loose tea and tea sachets and I can use them for this as well. Great idea. Love tea and love mint and spices and orange peel.
God bless.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I remember when you wrote about sealable tea bags a long while ago. Glad you brought them up again.What a good way to add orange peel to black tea (my fav).

Granny Sue said...

Barb, I've never heard of a tea sachet--is it reusable? I was looking for something like that too. I don't mind washing and reusing things!

Granny Sue said...

You're welcome, Jenny. I should have listed the website for SF Herbs. It's www.sfherbs.com It's a great place to get lost in--you can almost smell all the good things they smell as you browse.

I like orange in my tea too, Joy. I guess that's why I like Constant Comment so much.

Angela said...

I never thought about making my own tea bags before. That is really easy looking too! I do remember an old friend's mother used to use a tea ball for her tea when I was a kid. I thought that was really neat to see.

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

Granny Sue said...

I've used tea balls too, Angela, and they're great for a pot of tea. When I just want a single cup though it gets trickier. I have a silver strainer spoon that works in a similar way to the tea ball but it seemed like more trouble to use. And Larry wouldn't mess with it. He made tea with these teabags last night and really liked it. Score!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Ahh -- neat way to get individual servings of tea. Thanks -- barbara

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