There is something about sitting down with a good cup of tea that makes me feel centered. Like I actually have my head screwed on straight. But then I finish it and realize my life is chaos and I like it that way. Most recently, I’ve fallen in love with loose leaf tea. There are so many new blends and benefits to loose tea and I love that I can actually see what is in a blend. Yep, pretty awesome.
Now, as much as I’d love to have that free floating tea that can tell me the future like Trelawney uses in Harry Potter, (You know what I’m talking about) I’m not a big fan of accidentally eating the leaves. Or loading tea strainers. Or cleaning tea strainers. It’s annoying and I can never get it all out. (You know you’re in the same boat) So! If you’re like me and want all the benefits of loose leaf tea but none of the annoyance, these DIY Tea Bags with Sassy Printable Tags are for you. These also make wonderful sassy gifts for your gal pals!
DIY Tea Bags with Sassy Printable Tags
Time: 20 minutes
Cost: $10 plus the cost of tea
Relaxing level: 5
What you’ll need:
Loose leaf tea in your choice of flavors
These tags printed on card stock
Hole punch or stapler
Okay, so the most important part of this is picking your tea. I’ve found some great varietals at the local farmers markets as well as in stores. Teavana of course is great. My favorite tea I’ve found though (that also feeds my geeky side) is from Fandom Teas from Riddle’s Tea Shoppe. I get them at local geek crafts fairs or on etsy and I’ve gotta say, I’m obsessed. If you’re in the mood to feel like your favorite geeky movie, these will be your new favorite jam. Not to mention the amazing art work that she decorates her tins with!
Once you’ve selected your tea, it’s time to make some DIY Tea Bags. Start by cutting a few 4 inch squares of cheesecloth.
Measure one tablespoon of loose tea onto a square of cheesecloth then secure with a length (about 6 inches) of bakers twine.
To secure, carefully tie a square knot around the gathered edges of the cheesecloth. Wrap around a few times and secure another square knot. You want to make sure none of the tea comes tumbling out. Set aside.
Print and cut out your sassy tea tags. Use a hole punch to create a hole for the string or simply staple it to the tag. If you’re doing multiple types of tea, don’t forget to label what kind it is on the back.
Steep that tea like its going out of style and get sassy with your day!
I love the idea of doing a tea bag like this. I always feel like the stuff in the bags could be composted or that it’s wasteful to have the bag itself. great idea!January 8, 2017 at 12:48 am
Love love love this! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!January 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm
Such a great idea! In the winter I drink tons of tea, and these would be fantastic gifts! Thanks for the download! 🙂 LisaJanuary 9, 2017 at 2:52 am
I always liked the varieties of loose tea better but yes cleaning the strainers was such a pain. I love that this is so simple. I don’t know why but I just assumed making your own tea bags would require more complicated folding.January 11, 2017 at 4:59 pm
love this idea! My daughter loves her hot tea and I think I’ll make some up and send them to her for Valentine’s Day. Thank you for the idea and the printables 🙂January 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm
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These are so cute!! Would make a great baby shower or bridal shower favor.January 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm
Oh they would! Thanks for the suggestion!January 13, 2017 at 12:33 am
Cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!January 14, 2017 at 3:29 am
Chelsea, I’m always excited to find another loose leaf tea fan. Love your teabags, but if I might make one suggestion: Leave more room in the bag for the tea leaves to unfurl.The bags may not look as neat and tidy as tighter ones, but will really improve your cup of tea. Love your printables and great reminder to write down the kind of tea if you’re working with multiple kinds.January 14, 2017 at 6:06 am
Thanks so much for the suggestion! I hadn’t thought of that beforeJanuary 14, 2017 at 11:14 am
What a sweet idea!January 14, 2017 at 7:24 am
So clever! And I love the sassy little tags. Pinned and sharing! Thank you for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. I hope you will join our next party starting Sunday at noon EST.January 14, 2017 at 8:23 pm
Still loving them!
Thanks for linking up at #bloggerspotlight!January 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm
These would make such cute personal gifts for a tea lover. Thanks so much for sharing this on Merry Monday. Pinned.January 15, 2017 at 6:18 pm
Clever idea and cute tags! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.January 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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