In this house, we drink a lot of tea. During the colder months, I usually sip hot tea with a touch of honey all day long. Yum.
Thea has fallen in love with tea too - not drinking it - but the ritual of making it. Each morning, she helps John prepare tea for the two of us. She helps him open the tea and put the bag into the pot or tea cup. (Now that I am drinking mostly loose tea, I'll have to come up with another way for her to help).
She knows whose tea is whose by the color of the tag - red tea (English Breakfast) for dad and yellow or green tea for mama.
For her birthday, I had been looking for a tea set to add to her play kitchen. I finally decided on this one, made from recycled plastic milk jugs. The set is very sweet, but it just didn't seem complete without tea to go along with it.
So, I came up with some simple little tea bags that Thea can use to make her own tea.
I had originally planned to make them out of felt, but then had the idea to use some natural muslin instead, making the tea bags just a tad more realistic. I put a little bit of quinoa inside to give them a little weight, and added some cotton strings and felt tags in red, yellow, and green. Simple and sweet.
If it wasn't for my sewing machine jamming up, this project would have taken only about 20 minutes or so. Super easy.
I'm curious - if your child has a play kitchen, what types of food or accessories does he or she love the most?