And then I got into loose leaf tea. That can take a lot of time and work. You heat the water, fill the little infuser, steep-thats the easy part. The hard part is trying to clean your infuser, it takes forever!
So much time
But then I went to Teavana and I saw the coolest thing ever!
An infuser that makes two perfect cups of tea and is so easy to clean-Perfectea.
And it really is perfect! I just love it so much! It is so easy to use, to clean, etc. Just watch it, you will want one too.
It makes two cups of tea- the perfect amount for tea time with a friend:
Or if you are like me- the perfect cup of tea. Yep, I love tea and a lot of it.
All you do is:
Scoop two teaspoons of whatever tea you love and place in the infuser.
Add hot water and steep according to tea instructions.
Place infuser over a mug and push it down, allowing the tea to come out and fill it.
Add sugar, milk, cream, or creamer.
Fantastic! I love it so much I can’t stop using it.
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.