Remember awhile back when I posted that DIY of how to make your own tea bags? Well, I am back again to talk about how to make your own tea. As you may know, the hubs and I love drinking tea together. Sometimes we drink tea in the morning, sometimes we drink tea in the afternoon, and sometimes we drink tea at night. Other times we drink tea all day long.
Most of the time we drink tea that our friends and family has bought for us. Usually in tea bags that they come in. Our favorite is the original Good Earth Tea. I also drink a lot of English breakfast tea with milk and sugar.
Then my sister brought home some loose leaf tea from her trip to China. I believe it is some kind of green tea. So we would brew it in a French press. Then, as you know, we made our own reusable tea bags and would brew this tea in those bags.
The other day, while at a local coffee shop, the hubs and I decided to buy some other kinds of loose leaf tea to try. We ended up standing in front of their mason jars of tea, looking, opening, and smelling all of their different kinds. We ended up buying three different kinds of tea to try separately and to mix and match.
- Green Tea, called Gunpowder, from the Temple of Heaven in China
- Tisane (which is a mixture of dried herbs) called Blood Orange
- Peppermint, which is an herb
To make your own tea, simply add teaspoon of a mixture of tea & herbs to a tea bag. Steep in a cup with hot water for 3-5 minutes. Sip & enjoy! (You could also steep in a French press. Just add a teaspoon of tea mixture for every 6oz of water).
Did you know that different kinds of spices and leaves have health benefits to them? My favorites are lemon grass (which alleviates menstrual cramps) and peppermint (which is an antioxidant and a muscle relaxer)!
Looking for a homemade tea recipe? Try this one for Fruity Strawberry Apple Loose Tea!