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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Filling Your Own Tea Bags!

I love to drink tea. Not as much as coffee mind you. I mean I don't get up wanting a cup of tea in the morning. No sir, I want coffee. But sadly this post isn't about coffee, maybe later.

I usually drink tea (or coffee) in the afternoon. And I love a good variety of teas to pick from.
My favorite boxed tea is this.
But it can get quite expensive.

I then decided to buy loose tea and make my own blends. So I bought these tea strainers.But they are kind of a pain to empty and clean.

That's when I started using these.

And I know they've been around forever but I'm just now getting around to using them.
They are so simple to use and you can get quite creative with your tea blends.
Here's how you do it.
Open up the... uh...... well..... open end. LOL!

Put your 2 tsp. of loose tea in.

And then with your iron set on low, simply set it on the open side of the bag for a few seconds to seal the tea bag.

Then just put them in a ziploc bag and label what tea it is and how long it should steep!

Cool huh?
Much more cost efficient.
I got a bag of 50 empty tea bags for $5.75. That's only .ll a piece.

Hope this inspires you fellow tea drinkers to try something new!

Have a fabulous day!

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22 comments:

  1. Inspire me, it does!! What a fantastic idea!!!

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  2. What a neat idea! Loved the "booger" story from yesterday...did you Google the answer? Ha!

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  3. I use the little tea strainers, too, but I love the idea of blending my own tea and having it all ready to go. Awesome. This is much more travel-to-work friendly and would make a great gift idea too! Thanks!

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  4. Kim,

    What a great tip for those of us that have our favorite teas and wishing that it could come in bags. You've solved that dilemma for us all!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  5. Hi Kim :)

    I love using these tea bags and also use them for Bath Teas and for Pickling Spice :) They work great and you don't have to worry about cleaning the tea balls. Works for me :)

    Have a blessed day!
    Sharon

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  6. Wow. That is really neat! I wanna try. And that chocolatee looks really tasty too.

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  7. I am with you, sista blogger, in that I have coffee to start my day, and tea later. The idea of buying your own tea bags in bulk is clever, and the tea that you show as your favorite sounds delicious.
    My favorite tea is Green Tea with brown rice (organic, Eden, Genmaicha). My dh thinks it tastes weird, so not to everyone's taste.
    I like your idea with the tea bags.

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  8. Very Cool. Thanks for the tip. You could even use this as a part of a neat little gift.

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  9. Hey cool! I didn't even know there was such a thing! Thanks!

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  10. I must be living under a rock.... I had no idea you could make your own tea bags! How cool! Where do you find the tea bags you fill? I have learned something new today ;)

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  11. What a cool idea! They would be awesome gifts:-)

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  12. Oh no! Now I have to iron my tea bags too! Couldn't they just come up with a good permanent press?

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  13. Hey, does that include shipping? Coz I've seen some a tad cheaper online, but I'm not sure how much S/H runs.

    Love ya loads, baggie buddy!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

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  14. WOW - that is amazing - can you buy them on line?

    PS what does Chocolatte Green Tree taste like?

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  15. I have to admit that when I saw the title of your post today, "Make you own tea bags," I almost didn't click. I have plenty to do, making tea bags might put me over the edge.

    But, none the less, I clicked and now I am inspired. I think it was the idea of 'custom' making your own blend. How cool is that?

    Thanks for taking the time to share.

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  16. Love this idea!! I hate trying to clean teaballs or strainers.

    have a blessed day.

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  17. So handy my friend! I have some bags that you fill, but I didn't know they made some that can be ironed shut! And what a great idea - making your own blend!

    Big you'll-be-opening-your-own-tea-store-in-no-time hugs to you! Have a lovely day my friend!

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  18. That's a neat handy tip! Ok, when I come over next, we can have tea instead of coffe....KIDDING! LOL
    Did you know that cute little tea place downtown closed?

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  19. Very cool, Kim. And even though I'm a total coffee person, I still like tea. :)

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  20. Wow...all I can think of is how much patience you have.

    You did a great job! Big hugs!

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  21. Never would have thought about that!

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