Would you like to learn an easy way to make herbal tea by the gallon?
With this easy method, it takes about a minute of hands-on time to make a gallon or more of herbal tea using loose tea leaves. Plus, there’s no need to strain the finished tea.
My family drinks lots of herbal tea.
I’m talking gallons. We do this because other than milk, I don’t buy drinks at the grocery store. We gave up soda a long time ago and juice is reserved as a special treat. That leaves water, milk, tea and coffee.
We drink so much tea that using those little tea bags meant for one cup of tea would be very expensive. Instead, I buy loose tea in bulk.
Watch this 2 minute video where my helper and I show you how easy it is to brew loose herbal tea in bulk.
In case you can’t see the video, here is how to make loose tea in bulk:
- Boil 4 cups water.
- Make a tea bag using a basket coffee filter and clothespin. Use 1/4 – 1/2 cup loose herbs or tea leaves per gallon of finished tea.
- Put tea bag and hot water into a half gallon jar.
- Wait 3-5 minutes or more until the tea is as dark as you’d like it. Remove the tea bag.
- Add stevia or honey and fill to the top with water.
I only boil half of the quantity of water I need to save time and have less hot water to deal with. When the tea is dark enough, I add more water.
Where can you buy loose herbal tea?
I buy all my loose herbal teas from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Our favorites herbal teas are:
These half gallon jars are the perfect size for brewing tea – they are virtually indestructible and easy to pour from (although you can probably find half gallon jars cheaper at your local grocery store). We use 2 to make up a gallon per day and leave them out on the counter (or refrigerate in the summertime).
Want a peek at what our favorite flavors look like and cost information per gallon? (You won’t believe how frugal it is!)
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Do you like to make loose tea? What’s your favorite flavor?