24 Brew-Bettering Gifts for the Coffee Addict in Your Life — Food52

Even the most avid of coffee geeks get stuck in a rut—because once you find a maker that seems to work for you, why change it up? That’s how I’ve always felt about my personal coffee-making dream team: an old glass-walled french press and a grinder I picked up at the hardware store. They make…

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Tea. How to make your own teabags

Being the youngest of 3 children, a tad feral and ridiculously cheeky, I was left to run riot and pretty much do as I pleased.

Aren’t we talking about tea, I hear you say? Well, despite my revolt against boredom, funnily enough by the age of ten I had learnt how to make some pretty decent Indian tea; in fact I could comfortably compete with the best of them. This newly acquired “skill” must have given my poor folks some hope that they should persevere and try and equip me with even more of those vital life skills. They dared to dream.

How did this happen? Well, my very nice uncle came to visit, our paths crossed early doors and he demanded a cup of proper tea. I did the decent thing, I managed his expectations and then attempted to slope away. You may have guessed, he did get his tea and without lifting a finger. He casually belted out step by step instructions and occasionally looked up to let me know that I had better not burn myself, yes thanks…

The tea was a hit, it smelt really good, it looked okay and he drank it. In regards to tasting it myself, I wouldn’t dream of sampling milky stewed tea, despite the amazing aroma. He was a great man, but thank goodness he didn’t teach me anything else, as I have had to make alot of tea over the years!

This got me thinking about tea I do like and if it were possible to make my own. A little research later, I discovered that it could not be simpler.

The whole process is quick, the teabags look pretty and the taste is far superior to most of the brands that I have personally sampled. (I have tried alot!)

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The Steps That I Took

  1. Purchase teabags, I chose mine from Amazon
  2. Select your tipple, for me it is peppermint and ginger
  3. I was able to use fresh ingredients, though I assume dried would work just as well
  4. Add your ingredients into the bags, do not overfill them and then tie a small knot

 

Good luck if you try and make your own and I would love to hear how you get on.

#happydays #homemade #ascheapaschips