How to Dry and Make Your Own Tea

Learn how to dry and make your own tea blends to create warm and thoughtful gifts.

| March 2014

  • It is surprisingly easy to dry your own herbs. Once you've learned the basics, don't be afraid to experiment with different herbs to create personalized tea blends.
    Photo by Gregg Snodgrass
  • To package your tea, use self-sealable tea bags or airtight containers.
    Photo by Gregg Snodgrass
  • "Simple Gifts" by Jennifer Worick is full of inventive DIY projects to make the sweetest handmade gifts for anyone ā€” men, women, children and pets.
    Cover courtesy Voyageur Press

Create handmade and heartfelt gifts by following the simple tips and instructions provided by Jennifer Worick in Simple Gifts: 50 Little Luxuries to Craft, Sew, Cook & Knit (Voyageur Press, 2010). Not only does Worick outline eco-conscious gifts for any holiday or occasion, she also provides resourceful ideas for gift wrapping. The following excerpt from chapter seven, "Foodstuffs," teaches how to dry and make your own tea for a soothing, warm and thoughtful gift.

You can purchase this book from the Capper’s Farmer store: Simple Gifts

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I have dabbled with other beverages—coffee, hot chocolate, chai—but I always return to my true love: tea. And within the world of tea, I have options for every mood and malady. I drink peppermint tea to perk up, chamomile to wind down, and all sorts of blends to help with headaches, colds, sore throats, and the like. And while I like purchasing tins and bags and boxes of loose tea and tea bags, I found out it’s surprisingly easy to dry your own herbs and make your own teas. All-around crafty lady Dawn Zeligman showed me how.

How to Dry and Make Your Own Tea

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR: Tea drinkers, genteel folks, Anglophiles



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