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How to Make a Tea Holder & Wrap Gifts Using Tea Shopping Bags

May 30, 2016
how to make a tea holder and wrap presents using davidstea shopping bags

Don’t you just hate when you buy too much tea and you have a bunch of shopping bags everywhere? Neither do I!

Instead of tossing out your tea bags you can now repurpose them. Not only is this good for the environment, but it also makes for a crafty way to build something unique and creative. Plus bonus points if you love tea, or know someone who does, and also love artsy crafty fun!

Below are two unique ways that show you how to make a tea holder and wrap presents, all by using tea shopping bags. Continue Reading


How to Make Tea Using a French Press: A Simple Guide

March 13, 2016
How to make tea using a french press

Tea and coffee lovers rejoice!

There is a common household item that is used to make coffee that can also be used to make tea. This handy tool is the French Press.

Although I am a daily tea drinker, I do enjoy a good cup of coffee every now and then, which is why I own a French Press (two actually – a large one and a small one). I was recently reorganizing my tea/coffee cupboard, which is about 95% tea stuff and 5% coffee, when I dug out my large French Press from the very back. I had to dig through a lot of tea infusers and loose tea packages in order to find this gem. That’s when I got the idea of combining my loose tea with my good ol’ Bodum French Press, which is a handy tool that can be found on Amazon.

A French Press is a great multipurpose item and is perfect if you want something that can be used for making both tea and coffee. Below is a guide on how to make tea using a french press in just a few simple steps. Continue Reading


How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea: A Beginner’s Guide

October 17, 2015
loose leaf tea

In case you haven’t heard, we don’t drink bagged tea ‘round here.

If you’re new to the world of loose leaf tea, unsure of how to brew it, what tools to use, or how to become better at brewing tea, then you’ve come to the right place!

This beginner’s brewing guide will show you everything you need to know in order to make a perfect cup of tea using loose leaf.

For some time now I’ve been asked by friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances a bunch of questions related to brewing loose tea.

Is it better than bagged tea? How do you brew? Is it hard? How do you know how much leaves to use and for how long? Does it taste better than bagged tea?

These were just some of the questions I was asked all the time. I decided to create a beginner’s guide to loose leaf tea to help show and answer some of the commonly asked questions.

In this guide we’ll go over:

  • How to brew loose leaf
  • What to brew it in
  • What tools to use
  • The different types of teas
  • Proper temperatures and steep times
  • Tips and tricks to make your tea taste better
  • Caffeine levels

Let’s get started!
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