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
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!