I’ll admit, I don’t drink much tea, but my son gave me quite a few cans of loose “gourmet style” tea when he moved to Chicago. And it sat in the cupboard for months until I was sick and wanted to make a soothing tea for my throat. The problem was I only wanted to make one cup of tea and I didn’t want the loose tea leaves left in the cup.
That’s when I thought about those small coffee filters I purchased by mistake; I could use one of those to brew my tea and not have any left-over tea leaves in my cup. By the way, I do have a brewing ball, but it still leaves tea leafs behind.
- Put one filter in your cup and fold the excess over the edges of the cup.
- Add the appropriate amount of tea leaves to the filter.
- Add the hot water and wait for the appropriate amount of time for the leaves to infuse.
- Remove the coffee filter with the brewed tea leaves and set aside to be used again (you can re-use tea leaves five or more times, depending on the type of tea leaf).
- Loose Leaf Tea? Make Your Own Tea Bags! (abeautifulmess.typepad.com)