Are you a tea drinker? Looking for ways to save money? If yes, this post is for you.
I'm a tea drinker. I've never been a fan of coffee. For me to drink coffee, it has to have a ton of sugar, milk, and flavoring. Once you've doctored it up that much, what's the point? I'll stick to my tea most of the time!
Being a work-at-home(schooling) mom, I like to be able to make tea quickly and easily so I can drink it throughout the day. Running the tea kettle is time consuming. Making a pot of tea in my press pot results in reheating my tea in the microwave when I want another cup. Yuck!
After a visit to my sister's house this summer, I was hooked on using her Keurig machine with tea bags. Then I found out about the reusable filters. I just knew that those little reusable filters had to work for loose tea. I couldn't continuously buy k-cups, but I could use loose tea in the reusable filter.
Using Your Keurig for Tea
I made a short video to show you how to save money using a Keurig for tea. Here I am in my kitchen with wet hair, getting my day started. You can hear my boys playing in the living room in the background.
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Keurig for Tea Tips
Some helpful information and links:
- We bought our Keurig at Costco because it was a best price for the package deal for us. Of course Keurig machines are available at Amazon and other retailers too. The package we bought included the Keurig reusable filter, an assortment of k-cups, and water filter.
- The regular Keurig reusable filter requires that you pop the insert for k-cups out of the machine. That's quick and simple to do, but there are some reusable filters on Amazon that drop right in without needing to remove that insert. There are plenty of options at various price points to be found at Amazon.
- I use Indian Assam black tea in the video. It is a CTC or cut, tear, curl black tea. Here is more information on CTC tea at Wikipedia. I also use green tea in my reusable filter. Usually, that's a jasmine green tea that I can get at our local Asian Market.
- My “I Believe in Homeschooling Mug” is from Apologia. I don't think they are available any longer. The mug holds about 10 oz. Instead of completely filling the mug using the 10 oz setting on the Keurig, I usually use the 8 oz option to leave a bit of room for agave or honey and a little almond milk.
I love using my Keurig for tea!
Do you have additional tips for saving money with a Keurig or tea tips? Share in the comments!