I love tea. Lately I've been drinking a cup or two on most days, so my stash is definitely dwindling. However, in my quest to organize my kitchen space, I looked for ways to reduce the amount of paper tea boxes for the bagged teas. At the Container Store (online), I've seen a really nice tea organizer for around $13, but the nearest Container Store is about 2 hours away and I was also looking for something a little less expensive, so I decided to make my own organizer.
- a container that would allow the tea bags to "stand up"
- foam board
- contact paper
- paper cutting supplies
- tea of course
- Cut two strips of foam board the length of your container.
- Cut smaller strips to act as partitions between those two foam strips.
- Tape into place.
Now if you want to "prettify" your box:
- Cover the foam board with contact paper.
- Tape pieces into place.
Now I could throw away those boxes and place this container in my kitchen cabinet. I still have more loose teas than bagged teas, but the loose ones are stored in pretty metal tins. :-)
So for all you tea drinkers, how do you store your tea?