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Tea Bags, Fill Your Own – Portable Tea Infuser Bags

Tea Bags Fill Your Own

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It’s lovely to be able to brew your tea with high-quality loose leaves calmly, and this is the way that I prefer to purchase, prepare, and enjoy mine every chance I get. But when you’re out and about, at the office, or short on time … tea bags, fill your own is the way to go! These little portable tea infuser bags are lifesavers, and I’m so glad that I found and tried them. 

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These are my favorite ones, but there are several other good ones to choose from also on Amazon. You can just click on the picture or click here to check them out now if you’re in a hurry. These have tons of reviews and a consistent 5 out of 5 stars! 

 

When I’m at home, no problem, I know I have my favorite things to heat up my water, measure and steep my leaves, etc. I’m a happy camper at home with my tea! But then when I’m away from home, whether at work, on vacation, or wherever I am that isn’t  home, I am left to figure out other means by which to brew my leaves.

This predicament mostly happens when working, since one doesn’t have a whole heck of a lot of time, to just leisurely step away from duties and calmly make yourself some tea. Perhaps in a perfect world, but not in this one!

So, to solve this annoying little lack of time, no time to brew, but want to enjoy my leaves anywhere & everywhere I go issue; I resorted to other means. You know how it is; you gotta do what you gotta do!

I hadn’t discovered the tea bags fill your own method yet, so I purchased BPA free plastic containers that I could put my tea leaves into and keep some always on hand at work. Eventually, I graduated to fancier (and prettier) metal travel containers.

Needing to streamline the prep process, I also had a cute little mesh ball strainer (got lots of compliments on it from co-workers) for popping my leaves into for brewing and straining.

Oh, and I shouldn’t forget to tell you about my thermometers. I always keep one on hand to make sure the water is at the correct temperature for the type of tea I’m preparing, but honestly, at work, I pretty much just wing it most of the time. That’s right, lack of time!

After so many cups of hot water heated in the same microwave, I pretty much know right down to the second how long it will take to get my water to 170-175 degrees Fahrenheit for my green tea.

The challenge is to not let it steep for more than a minute, or it will become bitter. So of course, it usually never fails, the phone rings, someone or something needs my immediate attention, and there goes my perfect cup of tea! Damn it! Another cup of bitter and less satisfying green tea, but I do not let it go to waste No siree; I drink it down to the very last drop anyway!

Finally, after I’ve drunk my second cup of green tea and if lucky, the second one was perfect, I now need to empty my leaves (save for composting) and go rinse out my little metal ball and mug so that they will be ready for tomorrow.

After several years of going through this ritual at work or when traveling, I came across another brilliant little option that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of before! That’s right, TEA BAGS, FILL YOUR OWN!


 

Not that I didn’t like my process, it’s just that when you’re not at home and pressed for time, the whole thing becomes less enjoyable. So you have to figure out a way to make it work better so that you can keep enjoying what it is you’re enjoying!

Disposable Tea Filter Bags everyone! I am so darn happy that I discovered these little guys. Like really, really happy! Yeah, I know they’ve been around forever, and I feel like a fool for not having had the light bulb go off earlier, but you know the saying “The master will show up when the student is ready”? Well, in my case, it was the fillable disposable teabag that showed up! 

If you haven’t yet tried these fillable tea bags, and you are a committed loose leaf tea drinker (heck, even if you’re just starting), you should try them now! You won’t be investing a fortune to give them a go, as they’re very reasonably priced.

Besides, I’m pretty sure you’ll love them! Nothing not to love about the tea bags fill your own method! You can even pop them into your favorite tea maker (on occasion) instead of measuring your loose leaf tea when you’re in a hurry! They work great in the awesome Breville Tea Maker.

My favorite ones are the BStean Disposable Tea Filter Bags. The natural wood pulp filter paper they are made of is strong and 100% unbleached which means less nasty chemicals in my tea. They have a nice long string at that top that you can wrap around and tie securely. The cute little clip they include is useful if you want to secure the bag to the cup’s edge or handle. Not a huge necessity, but functional and fun. 

They are a lot easier and neater to deal with than a strainer ball (or any other type of strainer) since you just use and toss. Plus, even though I thoroughly wash and disinfect my strainers, these fillable disposable tea bags just seem to be a more hygienic option when you’re on the go. Another convenience is that you can buy them in the size that you will find most convenient for your tea drinking. 

This is a short video if you’d like to watch the tea bags fill your own method in use:

The Medium size which measures 2.75” wide and 3.15” high,  will fit (quite easily) two to three teaspoons, if you want to fill it with even more tea, choose the Large size (  3.35” wide, 4.32” high). The larger sized bags would probably come in very handy for making full teapots of tea or when you’ll be using the larger travel mugs.  

 Now, let’s say that you buy these empty filter bags and discover that you just don’t like them, and won’t be using them for your tea drinking. You can always return them or, you can get creative and put them to use for you in other ways. Here’s a few to try:

  • Scented herbal bath bags or scrub bags for your tub bath or shower
  • Sachet bags to throw into your drawers, your handbags, your suitcases, your car, etc.
  • Use to keep jewelry in. Especially those little backs of pierced earrings that are forever getting lost
  • Hold small office essentials like thumbtacks
  • For those who cook, they make a great packet for your bouquet garni
  • Orchid fertilizer bags (my personal favorite). Offers slow release feeding since potted orchids have a porous growing medium where otherwise, fertilizers are not as effective

 

And these are just a few off the top of my head. I’m sure you could probably come up with several more uses depending on your lifestyle, needs, and hobbies. 

So bottom line, whether it’s for your loose leaf tea drinking enjoyment or something entirely different, tea bags fill your own are the bomb! Do yourself a favor and give them a try 🙂  

 

10 Tea Infused Beauty Rituals To Help You Relax and Unwind!

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I don’t know about you, but I sure do LOVE me a good cup of tea!

But, have you any idea of the many other ways that there are to enjoy and benefit from a cup of tea beside just sitting down and drinking it? Ever think of trying one or more tea infused beauty rituals?

Tea is such a marvelous addition to your beauty regime. Please let me share with you some of the best recipes I have found to get the most out of your delicious cup!

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DeLonghi Electric Kettle : Stylish and Convenient.

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       DeLonghi KBO1401W

 DeLonghi KBO1401W electric kettle

In a household of tea drinkers, oatmeal eaters, and French press brewers, an electric kettle is necessary to save time and keep up with the demand for boiled water. Through our research, we have found the electric kettle that can keep up with every family’s most avid tea drinker.
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Aroma Electric Kettle: Great Quality and Affordable Price Tag!

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Aroma Electric Kettle Review

Aroma H20X-Press

The ability to boil a simple pot of water is one of the essential components of any kitchen and the Aroma Electric Kettle can soon become your new best friend! Whether you want a cup of tea, some instant coffee or you need boiling water for a French press or a bowl of oatmeal; you know you need to heat up some water. 

For many years, your only option was a traditional tea kettle or a pot of water on the stove. But with electric kettles, heating up your water has never been easier or more efficient.

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Cuisinart Electric Tea Kettle: The PerfecTemp With Options!

Cuisinart Electric Tea Kettle

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Cuisinart Electric Tea Kettle, 2 in 1 Perfec Temp Tea Steeper & Kettle – Programmable

 

Because we are all individuals with our likes, dislikes, and a huge variety of tastes in all matters of things, it is gratifying to know that we have so many options when it comes to tea kettles as well. After all, what’s perfect for one of us may not necessarily be what’s perfect for someone else.

Although the Cuisinart Electric Tea Kettle may not be a drop-dead gorgeous work-of-art kind of kettle, it is still a good looking, masculine, sturdy kettle with several attributes that will surely be of interest to you. Especially if you are considering purchasing one with some pretty neat options. Continue reading

KitchenAid Kettle: The Daringly Uncommon Pro Line Electric Kettle

KitchenAid Kettle

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KITCHENAID KETTLE, THE PRO LINE  ELECTRIC TEA KETTLE

Wow! What a statement this work-of-art makes! We’re all about products that not only will make our lives easier on a day-to-day basis but also those that will add to our sense of well-being and happiness.
Just take a good look at this beauty!

This KitchenAid kettle will put a smile on your face the moment you see it proudly sitting there on your kitchen counter just waiting to delight and please as you look forward to preparing your first cup of tea in the morning, your last in the evening, or any cup in-between.Continue reading

Breville Tea Maker: Transform the Way You Enjoy Tea & Start Brewing Your Best Cup Ever!

Breville Tea Maker

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Breville Tea Maker, The One-Touch BTM800XL

If you love a good cup of tea, you will absolutely LOVE this Breville Tea Maker! And, if you are like the vast majority of tea drinking people on this planet, you have probably considered how to make the best cup of tea possible.

A great cup of tea is sure to be made in the Breville Tea Maker btm800xl, one of the most technologically beautiful and modern tea kettles out there!

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Simplex Kettle: Is This Traditional Copper Beauty for You?

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The beautifully designed Simplex Kettle cannot help but transport us back to a “simpler time”.

Every now and then we all need to take a step back from our hectic lives and take a moment to re-energize, a moment to nourish not just our bodies, but our souls as well.

That nourishment begins the moment we start to fill the lovely copper tea kettle with water, knowing that in just a few minutes, the whistle’s warm, gentle song will let us know that soon, we will be enjoying a much-deserved break.

Whether it is some alone time with our cup of tea or tea shared with our friends and family, the beauty of this elegant copper kettle will nourish our souls as well.Continue reading