Handmade Herbal Tea Bags

Surprise all the tea lovers on your gift list with handmade herbal tea sachets for Christmas — or any occasion.
Homemade Fresh Herbal Tea Bags

Homemade Fresh Herbal Tea Bags

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

From: DK Books - Greener

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If you grow your own herbs, you may enjoy the fresh leaves or flowers in herbal teas, but it's easy to dry them and make them into herbal tea sachets to give as gifts. Dried herbs are more concentrated in taste, since they contain no moisture, so you'll need fewer dried herbs than you would fresh. Store the dried herbs separately in jars until you make the sachets, to retain their individual flavor.

Materials Needed:

  • 6 squares of cheesecloth measuring 7" x 7"
  • 12 tsp. dried herbs
  • 6 pieces of twine or recycled string
  • recycled cardboard box lined with layers of recycled tissue paper and a remnant of fabric

Step 1

Tip the dried herb of your choice out of its storage jar, and gently crumble the leaves or flower heads.

Mixed Dried Herbs for Homemade Tea

Mixed Dried Herbs for Homemade Tea

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Arrange two teaspoons of the dried herb in the middle of one of the cheesecloth squares.

Dried Herbs On Cheesecloth for Handmade Tea Bags

Dried Herbs On Cheesecloth for Handmade Tea Bags

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Gather the edges of the cloth square into the center, wrap the piece of twine around the top of the sachet and secure firmly in a bow.

Homemade Tea Bag With Twine-Tied Cheesecloth

Homemade Tea Bag With Twine-Tied Cheesecloth

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Leave the ends of the twine long so the used sachet can be lifted out of a teacup. Make five more sachets, then gift-wrap them in a box.

Holiday Herbal Tea Gift Basket

Holiday Herbal Tea Gift Basket

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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