Tea has long been a part of daily life and rituals all over the world. Many people are embracing this herbal goodness again as a way of slowing down and becoming more mindful.
You can even be a mix-master and create your own signature tea blend. But why stop there? Especially if sewing is your cup of tea. Make that special blend even better by creating your own custom, reusable tea bags.
Ok, now let’s get this sewing par-tea started.
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Hi Beth…are you sure you have thought this through? How are people going to clean these before they reuse? Just sounds like a problematic issue. Most teaballs are dishwasher safe and not subject to mildew or attracting odors like cloth. I would not recommend this, seriously. I usually like your ideas!!! Sorry!
I’m sorry you’re not as excited about this idea as I am, Linda. As far as the cleaning goes, I just turn it inside out and run it under hot water.
I jumped on the reusable cloth teabag train many long times ago. There are many ways to wash them.
If you don’t put baubles on the string then they can go in the dishwasher (the baubles will pit/disintegrate over time doing that though), in the washing machine in a mesh bag, you can wash with the tiniest dab of dishwashing liquid in very hot water, or my favorite is submerge in a bowl of water and nuke until the water gets very hot (only do this if you’re sure everything is made of cotton though).
I used my cloth tea bags for years but then I found an antique silver tea infuser spoon. That’s what I now use instead.
My cloth tea bags are now relegated to hold herbs/spices when cooking. Since I used unbleached muslin I use hydrogen peroxide to get the stains out. It’s eco-friendly and inexpensive since you don’t need to use much.
What a cute idea! I like that and I think it is ok to clean it under hot water and dry it before reuse. I would put it in the washing machine from time to tome. If you like please make a link to Öko?Logisch! where I collect such nice ideas. (https://undiversell.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/15-blogs-und-webseiten-zum-thema-nachhaltigkeit/) Kind regards Undine
Thank you Undine!
Another way to ensure bag is clean would be to soak in a little vinegar, then rinse with hot water. Personally, I would not drink tea made from a tea bag laundered in commercial laundry detergent
Great idea Tara. Thanks for sharing!