I have the cutest little DIY project for you! If you’re a tea lover like myself, you’ll love these lavender and chamomile tea filters! They seriously take 5-7 minutes! I always have an abundance of dried herbs from the garden, which is always leaving me with the question…what the h?@# do I do with all these herbs!?!?!
I was a little unsure how this would work but to my surprise it worked and tasted good! WIN WIN! Make your own herbal tea bags! A great way to use up those herbs in the garden and these were a perfect touch for an afternoon tea I hosted for the girls!
dried lavender & chamomile or herb(s) of your choice
stamp or marker
Yields: 4 tea filter bags
- Cut cheese cloth into 4 squares. I made mine close to 4×2 or 5×3. Cut four strings of twine about 4-5 inches.
- Place about 1-1.5 tbsp of dried herbs into cheese cloth.
- Bring all four corners of the cheese cloth to the center. Cup the cheese cloth with your hand and twist the top a few times.
- Wrap twine around the top of the twisted cheese cloth and then tie a knot with the twine.
- Stamp the tags with desired stamp or write little sayings on them. Tie tag to other side of twine.
TIP: I had extra cheese cloth at the top of my bags which I trimmed down to make more appealing.
6. Boil hot water on stove and pour into cup. Allow tea bag to sit for about five minutes for a full flavor. Optional: Serve with honey or sugar.
The lavender and chamomile were a lovely flavor combo for an afternoon tea! A great way to use that dried lavender from the garden.
More details on this scrumptious girls tea menu to follow!
Grow it. Pick it. Cook it. Eat it.