DIY tea bags from coffee filter

DIY tea bags are great to know how to make. We have this version, with coffee filters, as well as how to make tea bags from cheesecloth HERE. Ginger tea is my personal favorite (find the recipe HERE) and this Valentine for tea lovers is just the cutest.

DIY tea bags from coffee filters. Perfect for when you want to use loose-leaf. Or for gifting. #teabags #diy #gifts #tutorials

I wanted to know how to make a tea bag.  And if I wanted to know, it seems logical that some of you might as well.  I buy my favorite tea in loose-leaf and then use a strainer, which works perfectly fine.  It does. But, the other day I couldn’t find my strainer and that just made me mad.  I wanted to have delicious tea!  But since I am not the type to get mad and let that beat me, 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 diy tea bags 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 diy tea bags is something I’ve been doing for a bit, it works so well and allows me to use only what I need. 

Click here for the video tutorial.

  • You’ll need coffee filters, stapler, string and of course tea ( not pictured).
  • Cut the coffee filter into a rectangle.
  • Put your tea into the center (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.
  • Set your finger in the center and then fold the two sides up onto each other.
  • Fold the top down and staple. Put a piece of string on before (or after) stapling.

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

Make your own diy tea bags from coffee filters. Perfect for when you want to use loose-leaf. Or for gifting.

Maybe you aren’t feeling like making your own diy tea bags? We use these products in our home, and love them! Don’t feel bad if you just don’t have the time and energy to diy them…

T-Sac Disposable Tea Bags Use these if you want disposable tea bags for loose tea and don’t want
to make our diy version. They work great!
Of course, a tea infuser is super easy to use. You do have to wash it.
But, this fun little guy is probably worth it!

And our favorite tea… Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice ! Love this stuff!



    • says

      If that’s a concern for you, food-grade staples can be used. You can also simply stitch the top of the tea bag with a simple needle and thread. Takes a bit more time, but is way more cute anyway! We’re okay with the amount of time the staples are in our tea, but we don’t feel comfortable saying that others should necessarily be as well.

  1. 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 :)

  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. 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.

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