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Most people choose to buy tea bags from the store to brew their herbal tea, but if you’re looking for a less expensive, healthier, and more flavorful alternative, try making your own teas with loose herbs at home. All you need is herbs, water, and an infuser, such as the ones listed below!
Bamboo Tea Strainers
This is an inexpensive infuser method, however since they are made out of bamboo, they can be difficult to clean and they take a while to dry. Also, they do no sit very well in a tea cup because they only have one handle.
Cotton Tea Net
A cotton tea net is large in size and is very simple to use for making tea with loose herbs. If you like to drink large cups of tea, this might be the infuser for you. You can use it in single cups or tea pots. It is a cotton cloth that has a handle sewn onto the top. The cotton allows the loose herbs to easily strain to make the perfect cup of tea.
This piece of infuser equipment is also known as a tea or coffee press. It works for all sorts of hot drinks, such as tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. It effectively strains out the loose herbs and is one of the easiest ways to prepare tea. With the french press, you can make up to a quart of tea at a time.
With this tea infuser, all you have to do is squeeze the handle, scoop up your tea, close it, and place it in a cup of boiling water. As noted by nourishingdays.com, the only flaw is that if the opening gets bent or a piece of tea gets stuck in between the crease, small pieces of herbs can leak into your water.
Mesh Tea Ball Infuser
This is our favorite method of making tea with loose herbs. You can purchase small or large mesh tea ball infusers, depending on the amount of tea you prefer to make. It has a stainless steel locking mechanism that holds loose herbs really well, and it is easy to use and clean. To use it, just add your contents into the ball and place it in your cup or pot of boiling water.
|My Favorite Herb Supply Site!|
Now that you know the equipment you need to make tea with loose herbs, why not try it out yourself? To buy brewing equipment, herbs, teas, and more, check out my favorite herb supply site: Mountain Rose Herbs.
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