How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea Using A Tea Bag

You like the convenience of dunking a tea bag in a cup, guilty as charged. That doesn’t mean you need to settle for the low grade fannings and dust used for tea at the grocery store.

Brewing loose leaf tea in a tea bag is actually very easy and allows you to sample a wider selection of tea and make it as strong or as weak as you want.

All you need is loose leaf tea, hot water, and a paper tea filter for loose leaf tea. We sell T-Sac paper tea filters in a variety sizes, for cups, mugs, and teapots. Just choose the size for what you are brewing your tea in. They have an opening at the top that allows you to spoon in the tea.

In general, use one heaping teaspoon per cup of water. Once you have the tea in the bag, pour hot water over it like you would a tea bag. Let it steep for the recommended time and you’re done.

Before you throw that tea bag away, remember that many teas can be resteeped.

Tip: If your cup or mug is taller than your tea bag, you might have to worry about the tea bag falling in. To fix that, use a chopstick. Stab the tea bag at the top and rest the chopstick on top of the mug.
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