I love tea, and I’m slowly becoming a tea snob, lol. I drink only loose teas these days for hot tea and for Iced tea I do a mix of Lipton black tea and loose tea in the interest of not going broke (we drink a lot of iced tea.)
With all of that in mind I wanted an easier way to bring tea to work. So I made something:
I use coffee filters to make my tea bags and tie them with string that I use over and over. This time I used standard black tea and put in a few blackberries that I crushed between my thumbs.
Then I put the tea bag and a few slices of lemon in my smooth ball jar that I etched with the words “Sun Tea’ just for fun. I used my Cricut and Gypsy to make a stencil and then I used Armour Etch. Pretty simple.
Then I just watched it brew!
(Check out that depth of field)
9 comments on “The Joys of Tea.”
What a great idea! It’s kind of pretty while it brews in the jar too — thanks for the tip! (visiting from Tip Junkie).
I am not an ice tea drinker, but those jars and that last picture turned out awesome! I hope you do try the lemonade. It is super easy and yummy!
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By the way, I LOVE this post. Just the other day I was walking down the road and thinking about making some iced sun tea! You gave such great ideas and pointers!
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Ball jar not bell jar- those are creepy 🙂 I like the etching!
Thanks for you comment on my bag! Love your etched jars, they are so pretty. Also love your idea for using coffee filters for loose tea—I will have to try it soon. I don’t have any sun here today so maybe I’ll try it as hot tea instead…
Cute jars and what a great idea to make your own tea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo’s got talent!
What cute little jars! I was just saying to my hubby that I wanted to show the kids how to make sun tea–I didn’t think of letting them each do their own! Great idea!
Cool! I’m going to make this tea today! Thanks!
Thank you for linking to my party and sharing this idea!