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Handmade Herbal Tea Bags

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

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Homemade Herbal TeaEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Mix Dried HerbsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-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.

Put Dried Herbs In CheeseclothEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-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.

Tie Cheesecloth Sachet With TwineEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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