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.)


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!

Robin said...

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