Pass Me a Cup of Tea Please

| 3/28/2014 2:45:00 PM

Amanda StoffelsI have always enjoyed a hot cup of tea on a cold winter night, but I have never been good about composting or reusing the tea bags. While randomly looking through Pinterest the other day I came across a great idea on reusing old tea bags to grow seedlings. I got the idea from this kids' magazine, KCC.  


Tea Bag Idea  Tea Bag Tray

After reading the information page, I was very excited. I didn't have any tea bags right then but I sure know how to make some. Out came the tea bags to make iced tea. I haven't always been good about keeping iced tea around so my husband isn't complaining about this new project that gets him fresh iced tea on a consistent basis.  

Once I had the tea bags, I needed a tray to put them in that would hold some water so that the tea bags and seeds would stay moist. I found an old ice chest lid outside that had been saved for such a day as this. I put a thick layer of paper towels down and poured water on it so that they were pretty wet.  

I then laid the tea bags out in rows. I didn't have 21 tea bags as the website called for so I just used all that I had. Most of them are typical black tea while a few are green tea levels or herbal teas.

3/28/2014 6:09:36 PM

What a great idea! I will have to try this for my container garden in the rv and trailer. I make lots of tea year-round and always used to compost the bags on the non-mobile homestead. Thanks for posting.