I've wanted to make my own tea bags ever since I read that Carol was buying hers. Please check out her blog for lots of beautiful art and how she makes her teas. For my tea bag, I contemplated cheese cloth, but knew I'd need to wash the material before it could be used. I wasn't sure of the best option, until I decided to use one of my old Melitta cone style coffee filters.
What you will need (From back left clockwise):
Wax linen (cut about 4 inches, or length of your choice)
A tag you make or reuse from store bought tea
White pen (optional, but I couldn't help but use my new pen, which is a gem)
Stapler with colored staples
Herbs for brewing (I used spearmint that I dried)
Cone shaped coffee filter, your choice of brand
Remove herbs from bag and crush through your hands to release the oils. Ball up herbs and place in cone shaped filter. Create your tag. It can be as individual or plain as you choose.
Staple cone filter together at top, then add string and tag. Try to hit the string with one staple only instead of three (grin). Place cone in a large pot and cover with (add) boiling water. Allow to steep for five minutes, then enjoy.
Now it's time to share your link. When you do, Bleubeard and I will be by to visit, as will other like minded T Stands For Tuesday artists. The rules are simple. Just come up with the post of your choice that spotlights, in some way, a drink. As Bleubeard would say, photos can be taken any time, not just on Tuesday.
Please note this is also Day 11