Tea Bags "Press and Brew" (Large)
These large "press ‘n’ brew" empty tea bags are indispensable
for all your custom tea blends. A fun and economical way to share any herbal formulas you create.
One tea bag holds approximately 2-4 grams of herbs.
Size of each tea bag: 3.7/8 inches x 5 inches
Using a spoon or scoop, simply fill each tea bag with herbs.
Do not overfill. Making certain that no herbs are between the heat-sensitive seam, simply press with an appropriate heating device (clothing irons on cotton setting are recommended. A curling iron will also work.)
Press firmly to seal. These are not bleached with chemicals.
About the tea paper:
Our tea filter paper is the same tea paper that is used by the largest tea companies in the United States. In fact there are really only two major suppliers of tea filter paper in the world.
The tea paper is made of a special blend of thermoplastic fibers, abaca, and cellulosic fibers. This tissue has a high wet strength with neutral odor and flavor characteristics making it a highly acceptable media for bagging tea. The tea paper is compost-able but not biodegradable.
Abaca, another member of the "hard" fibre group is the Spanish name for what is more widely called Manila hemp, and is indigenous to the Philippines. It is a member of the banana family of plants with the botanical name of MUSA TEXTILES. When mature the abaca plant consists of about 12 to 30 stalks radiating from a central root system. Each of these stalks is about 12 to 20 feet high and the fibre is stripped from the stem rather than the leaf, with each stalk being cut into sheaths and then strips or "tuxies".
The strips are then scraped (i.e. either hand or machine "decorticated") to remove the pulp, then sometimes washed and dried. The outer leaves of the plant are wider and contain more but coarser fibre than the inner leaves.