Tea-Bag Envelope Party Favors
Here's a sweet gift idea for any party where tea is served: A bag of loose-leaf tea — a custom blend, courtesy of yours truly — is tucked inside this paper-folded envelope, given a tiny gold-plated spoon, and tied in a pretty satin bow. Don't forget a tag that says "thank you" to your guests.
Photography: Brklyn View Photography
Source: Martha Stewart
Each paper-folded package comes with a loose-leaf bag of custom-blend tea mixing vanilla, earl grey, and dried rose buds. But if you're inspired to develop your own homemade blend, check our suggestions for 15 Herbs You Should Try Blending For Your Next Cup of Tea.
Gold-plated rose spoons, by Harold Import Co., $11 for set of 4, amazon.com
Paper tea filter bags, $5 for set of 11, teavana.com
Rose Gold cardstock paper, $20 for 25 sheets, paperpresentation.com
Yellow satin ribbon, $0.99, paperpresentation.com
Heavy duty 1/8" hole punch, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $15, amazon.com
- White baker's twine
Gold foil "thanks" stickers, $4 for pack of 24, papersource.com
- Bone folder
Loosely fill a tea filter with an individual serving of custom tea blend.
Lay the paper pattern side down. Fold sheet into thirds lengthwise; smooth creases with a bone folder. (Tip: For precision, use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark exact thirds.)
Tuck tea bag inside the center fold, and fold sheet in half horizontally. Fold each end into a point. Punch a hole in this point and the sticker tag. (Tip: We used leftover scraps of the cardstock to create matching tags.) Cut a length of baker's twine and thread through punched tag; knotting it at the end.
Place spoon onto the front of the folded envelope, tying a ribbon bow to keep in place.