24 February 2014

Homemade Tea Bags


This past week/weekend I was feeling pretty poorly. I don't often get sick so when I do feel bad it seems extra worse. Along with plenty of ice cream and Vitamin C I have also been drinking loads of mint tea. While at Whole Foods I grabbed some fresh mint & since I wasn't up for too much this weekend I decided that a DIY would be the perfect way to spend my Sunday. 

To make tea bags at home you'll need a few easy supplies. 
1] Coffee filters
2] Sewing thread & needle
3] Fillings of your choice [I chose mint but lavender & chamomile is next on my list as well as sage & thyme]

It took me a bit to get the project started but once I got the hang of it the whole thing was really simple. To make the bags I folded one coffee filter in half and then cut off excess material to make a little rectangle. I then stitched the sides around [leaving the top open] and flipped the bag inside out - much like you do when making a pillow. I then filled the bag with torn pieces of the mint leaves and then folded the top down and sealed it with a little stitch. I made sure to leave a little excess thread on the top. 

Have any of you made homemade tea/bags before? What are your favorite tea combinations?

4 comments:

  1. Lovely! I've never made home-made tea bags before, but it's definitely something I want to try! I love mint tea—especially when I have a sore throat! Lavender is also a favorite—extra yummy when you add a bit of raw honey :) Hope you feel better!

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    1. Oh lavender with raw honey sounds amazing!! I can't wait to get my hands on some fresh lavender when the farmer's market starts putting it out.

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  2. Such dedication but so cool... I'm thinking lemon and ginger :) xoxo

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    1. Ooh yum! Lemon and Ginger sound great, definitely putting those on my list Lucy :)

      xx

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