So I don’t know how many of you remember, but I went to Teavana and became addicted to loose leaf tea.
Yes, loose leaf tea is so much better than the bagged one. It is richer and just tastes amazing.
Now there is a problem with it, unlike the bagged tea you can’t just stick the loose leaf tea in your purse or bag and take it wherever you go. You have to have the infuser, keep your tea dry and cool in an container, have a dish to hold the infuser afterwards, etc. It can be a lot of work.
I mean a good infuser is hard to find, one that the holes are small enough the tea doesn’t come through. Once you find one, you protect it and make sure that it doesn’t get damaged. I like having my tea throughout the day and at work, so I’ve been buying loose leaf for home and carrying the packaged ones with me for travel.
But this was starting to rack up in money and I knew there had to be an inexpensive way to make tea bags. But what to do?
I checked online to see if there was anything I could do. I found a way to make teabags using coffee filters on The Make Your Own Zone. The directions and guide were super easy to follow and do. I made two bags and thought I would test them out at the nearest tea time.
I stuck the bag in, and I think I folded it wrong as it had a ton of air in it and floated to the top. I had to use a spoon to weigh it down so it would steep. It tasted alright, but not as good as a regular infuser. I think it is good of you want to take your tea on the go.
But either way, loose leaf or bagged: I love tea!
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