When you infuse a tea bag, cover your cup or mug to keep it hot and prevent therapeutic oils from evaporating into the air.
If you prefer loose tea but want the convenience of a tea bag then buy a ‘tea ball’ which is a neat wire mesh holder that’s like a reusable tea bag.
To make infusing easier, use a coffee cafeteria. Put in herbs, add hot water, leave for five minutes, press and pour.
Make your own tea bags using favourite herbs and empty tea bags called ‘T-Sac Tea Salters’ from Napiers.
For a medicinal tea, use an ounce of loose herbs to a pint of water, brewed for five minutes to make it strong. Use two three teaspoons in a pot, then infuse for at least five minutes.