Diy tea bags…say what? Yep, it’s true.

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diy teabags from coffee filters: what a great idea to save money! and easy to do!

I wanted to know how. Maybe you do too. To make a tea bag. I buy my favorite tea in loose-leaf and then use a strainer. That works perfectly fine. But, the other day I couldn’t find my strainer and was mad. I tried my hand at a quick coffee filter tea bag (nothing like this, a bit more messy.) and was pleased it worked pretty well. I thought…what a cute and personal gift these could make!

For the record…tea is lovely. Tea is grand. Tea is soothing, and healthy, and happy. I drink lots, especially my Ginger Tea!

Making my own tea bag is something I’ve been doing for a bit, it works so well and allows me to use only what I need.

Materials:

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  • You’ll need coffee filters, stapler, string and of course tea ( not pictured).
  • Cut the coffee filter into a rectangle.

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  • Put 2 bunches of tea on either side (base your amount off of what you want in your tea bag…I read the recommended amount on my tea, brilliant I know!).
  • Fold the sides over into the middle.

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  • Set your finger in the center and then fold the two sides up onto each other.

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  • Fold the top corners over into the center to create the triangle top.
  • Fold down and staple. Put a piece of string on before stapling.

DIY teabags from coffee filters: a NellieBellie tutorial

The end. It’s really that easy. I KNOW! Can you imagine the cute tea gifts that you could do with this?? Knowing how to make tea bags seems like a valuable life skill! A valuable skill to save money and make you feel like a superhero…score!

 

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Comments

  1. Lucy says

    I came across this on pinterest and was so happy. I usually just put the tea in the middle and tied the filter, but it was bulky.
    Thank you for the new insight.
    Lucy

  2. Alex says

    For a fun added touch, I sewed the flap down with my sewing machine, and top stitched around the perimeter of the bag. It gave it a nice finished look. :)

  3. Leah says

    Very helpful. I grow a lot of herbs and have been wondering how to put together some herbal teas into gift packages for family and friends…and frankly that piddly little tea ball I bought leaks out half of what I put in it. Thanks :)

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