Winter is the time of year when I go absolutely insane about my hot tea. I drink it pretty much all year, but in the winter my collection only seems to multiply. Storing tea bags is a huge problem for me, because the boxes are seldom uniform, and never seem to stay put if I try stacking them. So I designed my own workaround to get them under control!
If you’re anything like me, you have tea all over your kitchen. Once you buy one flavored tea, you have twenty. Particularly if you buy sampler packs (I tried this one recently, and I loved it!) to try new flavors, and then you have little bags (that don’t reseal!) of tea bags.
- Mason jar with lid ring
- Tea bags
- Tea boxes (or just paper)
Do it Yourself!
The first thing to do is empty out the box of tea and flatten it. Try and preserve anything that’s pretty/defining. With the Celestial Seasonings boxes, I tend to try and preserve the front of the box where the artwork is.
If you don’t have a box for your tea, you can just print off any design (I recommend printing on card stock or backing it with cardboard) or write on it yourself.
Using the band from your Mason Jar, line up what you want to show. Sometimes I show the name of the tea, in this case, “Sleepytime,” or I show the art (the bear). It’s up to you!
Now place the lid where you had the band a moment ago, and trace around it with a pen. Or a marker. Or a paintbrush if you really want to. Just make that outline!
Cut out the circle you just traced. Don’t worry about being 100% accurate (I never am), but do try not to make any massive errors.
Now I suggest flipping it over and writing any important information on the back. I tend to write down my expiration dates (not that tea ever lasts that long) but if you didn’t end up with the name of the tea on the front of the cutout, you can write it here.
Now just stuff that cutout into your lid band and boom! Instant, personalized lid. You don’t have to use the metal lid under the cardboard, but you can if you choose to.
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