Friday, December 15, 2006

Frugal Friday: Herb Tea in Bulk


We drink lots of hot tea in the winter time, but those little boxes sure get expensive! Recently I bought half a pound of red raspberry leaf, peppermint, and spearmint from The Bulk Herb Store. It’s around $6 per pound (depending on what kind you get), and a pound of dried herb is a lot of tea.

Since our tea ball/infuser has larger holes, which leak little bits of the looseleaf tea into the water, we’ve been making ours in the coffee maker. I put the tea in the tea ball, and then put the ball in the filter, just as I would to make coffee. Voila, no floating tea leaves.

This tea will last us a long time—probably till we’re tired of it. It’s far more economical than buying boxed tea already in tea bags. Check it out!

(Frugal Fridays hosted by Crystal.)

2 comments:

Windy said...

Thank you for sharing this info. I too drink tea, and a few of my friends do too. I will be checking it out and placing an order. The coffee pot idea is great!!
Thanks for sharing!
Windy

Robin said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I love tea, but it can get expensive. I also love the coffee pot idea.