Most people have a ‘junk’ drawer in their kitchen, overflowing with random, broken (to fix… someday), orphaned (the match might pop up!), and ‘I just don’t know what to do with it’ items. It’s an unruly mess packed with who knows what. Me? I don’t have a junk drawer- I have a tea drawer. I love tea. A lot. Black and green loose leaf teas in particular.
The problem is that the teas I purchase typically come in small zippered or paper coffee bags. They slide all over, slip into small spaces, and seem to have a mind of their own. A small tea explosion in my drawer, as it were. Once I wrangle my tea of choice, it’s not exactly easy to get the tea from the baggie into my mug or infuser without looking like a toddler poured it in the dark. No more, I say! *cue triumphant theme music*
Then, I made simple, cute labels on card stock to fit the jar lids so that I can see my selection of teas, quickly. I cut the labels out and used a foam double-sided mounting square (the height of the foam makes up for the depth of the recessed lid) to secure them to the lid, which keeps the label from going rogue upon opening the jar. BONUS! See the end of this post for a free download of my mason jar lid label template.
See how nice they look in my drawer? I was so excited about the jars that I made up some Cherry Almond tea right away, and not a single little leaf was sent to lurk in a dark crevice! The tea: simply delicious… just like my victory.
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What is your favorite kind of tea? How do you store your loose leaf tea? Join the conversation below!