As many times as I've seen these over the years, I don't guess I'd ever tried using these muslin tea bags to make iced tea during the summer. When I saw these at a World Market over the weekend ($3.99 for a pack of 4), it dawned on me I could save some time I've spent straining off tea leaves in recent weeks.
I folded down the top of the bag, and it was easy to add 4 or 5 tablespoons of loose tea.
A drawstring closes the bag to keep the tea leaves all nice and tidy but still allowing some room for them to "swim."
I almost always steep iced tea in the fridge now. I put these tea leaves in when I left for work, and by the time I got home my tea was ready.
I think I'm going to like these do-it-yourself tea bags!